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February 25, 2021

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COURTESY OF RUDY MALCOM
Texts and social media posts indicate that WAWA hosted a 40-person party here over the weekend.

Hopkins suspends in-person classes for two days due to COVID-19 cluster

In an email to Hopkins affiliates Wednesday morning, University leaders announced a two-day suspension of in-person classes and activities on the Homewood Campus after a spike in COVID-19 cases on Monday. The preliminary investigation revealed that the cluster was tied to an off-campus social gathering over the weekend. 


COURTESY OF TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS UNITED
Taken at TRU’s rally last Dec. 11, where graduate students called on the University to provide more resources in compensation. 

"We're workers too": Graduate students continue to seek University support from COVID-19

“Every University administrator knows that graduate students do the vast majority of the work that gives the University its status and accolades in research. To President Daniels, I would say that the fact that admin isn’t willing to do the bare minimum to support its graduate students and make sure they can be healthy and safe during a global pandemic is appalling. It is unfair and cruel to the point where I would not recommend that prospective graduate students come to Johns Hopkins.”


COURTESY OF CHRIS H. PARK
Tagliacozzo broke away from the traditional narrative of Silk Road trade in China in his talk, focusing on trade by sea instead. 

Cornell professor explores the history of maritime trade in Asia

The East Asian Studies and International Studies departments co-hosted “Blue-Water Horizon: One Thousand Years of the Sino-Southeast Asian Embrace” on Friday, Jan. 29 as part of the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Chinese Diasporas and Transnational Public Spheres in the Long 20th Century grant. 



COURTESY OF CHRIS H. PARK
SGA members voiced the need to improve disability accommodations and expand communal spaces.

SGA discusses ways to support students during COVID-19

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 26 to decide on discussion topics for its dinner with President Ronald J. Daniels and upcoming talk with the Board of Trustees Student Life Committee.



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Students and faculty protested plans for a campus private police force in April 2019.

Maryland Senate holds hearing on bill to repeal Hopkins private police force law

The Judicial Proceedings Committee of the Maryland General Assembly held a hearing for Senate Bill 276, sponsored by Senator Jill P. Carter on Jan. 21. The bill, if passed, would repeal laws that approved the establishment and maintenance of a private police department at Hopkins. The bill was introduced at the beginning of the Maryland General Assembly on Jan. 13. 


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Four swastikas were found graffitied on the walls of a Peabody elevator. 

Antisemitic vandalism found in Peabody dorm

Antisemitic graffiti was found etched into the walls of a dormitory elevator at the Peabody Institute, according to an email sent on Jan. 26 by University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar. 









COURTESY OF RUDY MALCOM
Beginning Jan. 14, all undergraduates in Baltimore will be required to be tested twice a week.

University releases draft plan for hybrid spring reopening

The University shared a draft plan for Phase Two of its reopening in an email to Hopkins affiliates on Dec. 18. The plan is intended to go into effect when the spring semester begins on Jan. 25 and will replace the Phase One plans implemented during the fall semester. 


Hopkins community remembers Bradlee LaMontagne

The Hopkins community is mourning the death of Bradlee LaMontagne, who passed away on Dec. 10. He was a junior studying Biology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as well as a PILOT leader, NextOneUp tutor in Baltimore, First-Year Mentor and 2020 captain of the Hopkins wrestling team. 


COURTESY OF TEDxJHU
Four students gave talks at TEDxJHU’s annual salon event. 

Seniors share stories of navigating struggles at TEDxJHU

TEDxJHU hosted its salon 2020 event, “Business as (Un)usual,” on Dec. 11. Four students — seniors Anjali Kashyap, John Min, Isabel Rios-Pulgar and senior Serena Wang — gave talks on topics ranging from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the immigrant experience over the course of the night. The event was organized independently from TED Talks. 



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