News & Features


A Place to Talk hosts #Kindness campaign

November 29, 2018

A Place to Talk (APTT), a student-run peer listening service, launched an ongoing campaign titled #KindnessAtHopkins this semester. The campaign, which encourages students to share positive experiences at Hopkins by submission through a Google Form, ...


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Final police forum leaves questions unanswered

November 30, 2018

At the second and final open forum in the University’s Public Safety Initiatives series, Hopkins officials revealed new details about their proposed private police force. Community members, however, voiced their opposition to the University’s plans and criticized Hopkins for failing to acknowledge their concerns.


Panelists debate the value of standardized testing in public schools

November 29, 2018

The nonprofit Teachers’ Democracy Project (TDP) hosted a panel and discussion on the efficiency of using testing data to judge school productivity on Monday. Participants discussed the school accountability movement, which seeks to hold schools liable for providing a good education for their students.


2020 Pres. candidate holds rally at R. House

November 30, 2018

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang held a rally at R. House on Nov. 15. Yang introduced himself as a serial entrepreneur and a problem solver. In 2011, he founded Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit organization that trains fellows to build start-up companies in cities across the country. 


Students hold second ICE protest in Brody

November 29, 2018

Students, affiliates and community organizations gathered in Brody Learning Commons to protest the University’s contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday, Nov. 15. This was the second protest of the JHU-ICE contract this semester. 


The protest was relocated last-minute, but students found it was effective.

George Lakey discusses social justice movements

November 29, 2018

Social justice activist George Lakey spoke at Red Emma’s on Thursday, Nov. 15. to promote his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Lakey, who has been active in nonviolent protest movements since the 1950s, shared advice and strategies that could create more organized and effective activism today. 


Bloomberg to donate historic $1.8 billion to Univ. financial aid

December 7, 2018

The gift, which will be used exclusively for undergraduate financial aid, is the largest donation to any U.S. college or university in history. It will allow the University to permanently conduct need-blind admissions, which means that family income will not be considered in the admissions process.

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Michael Bloomberg, Class of 1964, has made the largest gift to a U.S. college or university in history. 

Journalist explores the legacy of Johns Hopkins

November 15, 2018

Antero Pietila, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, discussed his new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins at the Union Baptist Church on Wednesday. Catalina Byrd of WMAR-TV’s “Squared Off” moderated the talk. 

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Journalist discussed the history and legacy of Johns Hopkins.

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Speakers argue that Trump’s administration contradicts liberal democracy.

How is Trump impacting liberal democracy today?

November 15, 2018

The International Studies Program hosted its final event in its midterm elections speaker series, “Trump and the Liberal World Order,” on Wednesday. The event featured remarks from political science professors regarding Trump’s impact on free market principles, cooperation among nations and liberal democracy. 


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After an hour of introductions from panelists, many community members felt that the forum was insufficient in letting them voice their thoughts on policing.

Many left frustrated after open forum on policing

November 15, 2018

A panel of University administrators faced opposition from Hopkins affiliates and Baltimore community members during the first open forum about the proposed police force, which took place at the 29th Street Community Center on Tuesday.


SGA passes funding bills and responds to JHU-ICE

November 15, 2018

Student Government Association (SGA) members passed two funding bills and prepared discussion points for their upcoming dinner with University President Ronald J. Daniels at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13. They also endorsed a letter from the graduate student organization Teachers and Researchers United (TRU) that responded to the University’s decision not to revoke its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


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Innov8MD participants networked with entrepreneurs across Maryland.

Conference highlights student startups in Md.

November 29, 2018

Eight Maryland universities hosted the first annual Innov8MD Entrepreneurship Conference at Spark Baltimore in the Inner Harbor on Friday, Nov. 9. Participating universities included Hopkins, the University of Maryland, Morgan State University, Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Baltimore, among other Maryland schools.


University holds second discussion panel on security

November 15, 2018

The University hosted the second of a three-part series on policing and security on Friday, Nov. 9 on the East Baltimore campus. The discussion, titled “Constitutional Policing and Police Accountability,” consisted of a moderated discussion between a panel of experts and an audience Q&A session. 

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Some attendees felt as the the university was not listening to feedback.

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The exhibit, title childhood, featured artwork from Baltimore children.

Art exhibit highlights childhood in Baltimore

November 15, 2018

The student organization Discourse held the first event in their series, Growing Up In Baltimore, on Friday, Nov. 9. The event, titled Childhood, featured artwork from children across the city and aimed to spark dialogue about how a child’s environment can shape their development.


Professor discusses Mexico’s role in global Cold-War era politics

November 15, 2018

Alan Shane Dillingham, assistant professor of Latin American Studies at Spring Hill College, discussed his recent book, México Beyond 1968 in Levering Hall on Tuesday. The book reexamines the tumultuous politics of the 1960s by exploring indigenous peoples’ perspectives and evaluating Mexico on a global stage. 


Talk gives perspective on Thanksgiving’s history

November 15, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its annual Forgiving Thanksgiving function on Monday. This year’s gathering focused on discussing Thanksgiving in a way that properly acknowledges the entire history of the holiday, including Indigenous perspectives.