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April 16, 2024

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Yale legal scholar talks international law system

Harold Koh, a professor of international law at Yale Law School, spoke at Hopkins this past Tuesday on the current state of international affairs, providing insight into his careers concerning U.S. foreign policy and international law.

Men’s Lacrosse considers league affiliation

President Ron Daniels sent a school-wide email on Tuesday announcing the possibility of the Men’s Lacrosse Team joining a formal league after its 130-year history playing as an independent team. The University has decided to form a committee, made up of alumni and school officials, to evaluate Hopkins’s affiliates opinions on the prospect; they have until May 15.

"Too Big to Fail" author gives economic insight

Andrew Ross Sorkin, the author of the financial bestseller Too Big to Fail and the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times, spoke last night as second in this spring’s Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) line up titled “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line”. Members of the Baltimore community. Approximately 200 students and faculty were in attendance.

Record number of Hopkins seniors graduate a semester early

Last December, 153 students graduated from Hopkins, a 50 percent increase in early graduates from the  year before. Defined by the registrar as students who enrolled as undergraduates from high school and fulfilled their requirements in under eight semesters, early graduates tend to be seniors, but a single junior has graduated early at the end of the fall semester in each of the past three years.

Openly gay Captain Even-Zohar addresses CHAI

The Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI) hosted Avner Even-Zohar, a Captain in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who spoke with Hopkins students on Friday about Israel, the Arab Spring and the importance of a foreign policy that promotes human rights.

J Street U examines refugee crisis in Israel

The balance between resolving the Palestinian refugee crisis and preserving Israel as a Jewish state served as the theme of Tuesday’s J Street U event, the third of its four-part “Is Peace Possible?” discussion series. Attracting approximately 20 students, the event provided a venue for open discourse.

University considers extended Nov. break

Members of the Administration are currently discussing the possibility of lengthening the University’s Thanksgiving Break in the future. This proposal was an agenda item at a recent Director of Undergraduate Studies meeting.

AIPAC draws 13,000 for policy conference, lobby

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gathered 13,000 of its worldwide members — Republicans, Democrats, Jews, Christians and Hopkins students alike — in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the largest pro-Israel lobby conference of the year.

HAPI Student lobbyists travel to Capitol

Hopkins American Partnership for Israel (HAPI) members traveled to the United States Capitol last Thursday for a day of advocacy in support of a strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Israel.

General McChrystal begins spring FAS series

General Stanley Allen McChrystal headlined the first event of the spring Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS), entitled “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line,” last night. President Ron Daniels and approximately 600 students were in attendance.

Hopkins sophomore named Summit rep for France

Sophomore and French native Violette Perrotte has been selected to represent France at the weeklong Girls 20 Summit in Moscow, Russia from June 14 to June 21. She will partake in panel discussions, attend workshops and caucuses and promote tangible solutions for the economic and political well being of women. The summit will culminate in a press conference that provides an outline on how the G20 can implement these solutions.

JStreet U holds discussion on security, peace

JStreet U hosted the second event of its “Is Peace Possible?” speaker series, a four-part symposium addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, centered on the issue of establishing security between Israel and Palestine following a possible two-state peace agreement, on Tuesday Feb. 26.

Commemoration Day brings bar back to Levering

Hopkins celebrated Commemoration Day this past Friday as students gathered to recognize the 137th anniversary of the inauguration of the University’s first President, Daniel Coit Gilman. Hopkins has recognized Commemoration Day since the very first anniversary of Gilman’s inauguration. In the past, the University would hold a large formal ceremony, often bringing in visiting various heads of state as keynote speakers.

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