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The Baltimore branch of Sunrise Movement promoted the Green New Deal with a launch party.

Youth climate group advocates for Green New Deal

January 30, 2020

The Baltimore branch of the youth-led climate advocacy group the Sunrise Movement held a “Launch Party” on Homewood Campus to promote the Green New Deal. The event, which took place on Jan. 29, was one of over 2500 Sunrise launch parties held nationwide.


Michelin-star chef brings taco options to Hopkins

January 30, 2020

Celebrity chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup opened Butterfly Tacos y Tortas in Levering Kitchens on Monday. Butterfly, a fast-casual taqueria, will be open to students and the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.

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Noted chef and humanitarian José Andrés opened taqueria in Levering.

101 faculty sign letter against private police force

January 30, 2020

In response to the University’s efforts to implement the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), over 100 Hopkins faculty members signed a letter addressed to the Board of Trustees. The letter, which was sent on Jan. 13, detailed six major concerns shared by the signatories, highlighting the negative impacts a private police force could have on the greater city of Baltimore. 

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Faculty members highlight the potential negative impacts of the JHPD on Baltimore CIty.

Restaurant-bookstore to open in Charles Village

January 30, 2020

The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant-and-bookstore chain Busboys and Poets is expanding to Charles Village. According to records filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation, the restaurant-and-bookstore will open a location at 9 E. 33rd St., where the Red Star Charles Village used to be.


After restructuring, how will Spring Fair continue?

February 4, 2020

Spring Fair has been an annual tradition at Hopkins for nearly half a century. Billed as the nation’s largest student-run festival, the event brings local musicians, carnival rides and community members to Homewood Campus. 

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This past fall, Spring Fair Committee underwent an organizational review after allegations of conduct violations, putting a halt to their operations.

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SGA makes Wellness Week a tradition in order to promote mental health.

SGA hosts second semesterly Wellness Week

December 5, 2019

Ahead of the upcoming finals period, the Student Government Association (SGA) declared the week of Dec. 2 to be its second-ever Wellness Week. Throughout the week, SGA sponsored events meant to support students’ mental health and wellbeing.


University explains end of WGS Teaching Fellowships

December 5, 2019

Matthew Roller, the University’s vice dean for Graduate Education and Centers and Programs, informed Todd Shepard, director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), in late October that the University had canceled the WGS Teaching Fellowships. 

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Students expressed concerns about a future lack of future WGS courses.

School of Public Health sponsors talks on migration

December 5, 2019

The Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health collaborated with The Stoop Storytelling Series — a Baltimore-based live show and podcast — to host “In Search of Safety: Stories about Migration, Displacement, and Advocating for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Nov. 21. Laura Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop, introduced and moderated the event, which took place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


Author unpacks the poetics of Jay-Z

December 5, 2019

Author Michael Eric Dyson came to the Hopkins campus on Tuesday to discuss his new book, Jay-Z: Made in America, which analyzes both Jay-Z’s history as a rapper as well as his contributions to society through his rap and philanthropy. 

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Dyson spoke with Jay-Z and Beyonce after the release of the biography.

East Asian speaker series hosts art and racism talk

December 5, 2019

Art History Professor ShiPu Wang of the University of California, Merced spoke on campus as part of the East Asian Speaker Series on Tuesday. Wang presented the outline of his acclaimed book The Other American Moderns and shared the cultural impacts it has had.

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Wang aims to bring recognition to unacknowledged Asian American artists.