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Activist Ava Pipitone linked gender to white supremacy and imperialism.

Ava Pipitone discusses transgender identities

April 18, 2019

Ava Pipitone, the executive director of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, discussed how gender relates to all aspects of life — including race and class — at an event called Trans Issues are not Trans Issues. The Impact Hub hosted the event, which took place on Tuesday.


SGA creates new civic innovation funding

April 18, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed a new civic innovation grant and fund at their weekly meeting in Charles Commons on Tuesday. Executive President AJ Tsang pledged to donate funding to create the grant, which he intends to promote and sustain student activism on campus. 


Daniels votes in favor of Pugh’s resignation

April 18, 2019

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) voted unanimously in favor of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s resignation on Friday, April 12. The Committee deemed Pugh unfit for office after mass controversy surrounding her book sales. 


Aaron Long, Class of 1988, poses with his girlfriend, mother and a few of his biological children.

Hopkins alum Aaron Long may have fathered as many as 67 children

April 18, 2019

Aaron Long estimates that he has fathered 67 children. The Hopkins alum graduated in 1988 and has, in his own words, become sort of famous. Long is a writer and communications specialist from Seattle. In his 20s, while broke and living at home, Long donated his sperm twice a week for an entire year to earn a little extra cash. He did not think much of these donations until a few decades later. 


University appoints first SDS executive director

April 18, 2019

Catherine Axe joined the University as its first executive director for Student Disability Services (SDS) on March 11. Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Kimberly Hewitt announced the creation of the new position in a schoolwide email sent in July 2018.

 
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Before coming to Hopkins, Axe worked at Brown University for 15 years.

Event attendees played the board game Factuality, where they acted as characters with different identities.

City residents reflect on the Baltimore Uprising four years later

April 18, 2019

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights co-hosted an event entitled “Baltimore After Freddie Gray” on Saturday. The event reflected how the 2015 Baltimore Uprising drew attention to systemic issues of racial inequality within the city, such as the implementation of zero-tolerance policing. 


Nonprofit celebrates Monument Quilt with performances

April 18, 2019

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a Baltimore-based arts and activist group, hosted an event called Grown in Baltimore at Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir Hill on Saturday. The event featured performances from local musicians Uni Q. Mical, DZL MC and DJ Laila Snacks and celebrated the thousands of individuals who have contributed their resources and creativity to the Monument Quilt.


The TEDxJHU event “Connect the Dots,” took place in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy.

TEDxJHU speakers challenge society’s status quo

April 18, 2019

TEDxJHU held its annual conference at the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on Saturday. United by the theme of “Connecting the Dots,” six speakers shared their stories of overcoming adversity and challenging the status quo to effect positive change in the world. 


On day seven of sit-in, protesters demand negotiations

April 18, 2019

For over a week, members of the Hopkins and Baltimore community have participated in a sit-in at Garland Hall to protest the proposed private police force and the University’s contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protest is organized by Students Against Private Police (SAPP) and the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE. 

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The sit-in began at Garland Hall on Wednesday, April 3 at 1 p.m. Students Against Private Police and the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE organized the protest.

Speakers promote civil discourse at Hopkins

April 11, 2019

The Forums on Race in America series hosted an event called Bridging Political Divides through Civil Discourse on Tuesday in Mason Hall. The event featured Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), and Vilma Martinez, civil rights activist and former ambassador to Argentina, in a talk about the current political landscape in the United States.


Students join with local activists to march against private police

April 11, 2019

Members of the Hopkins and Baltimore community gathered at the Harriet Tubman Grove for the second Rally and March to Demilitarize Hopkins on Wednesday, April 11. The protest was organized by Students Against Private Police (SAPP), the Hopkins Coalition Against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and organizers of West Wednesdays. Protestors demands include an end to University contracts with ICE, stopping the private police force initiative and justice for Tyrone West. Demonstrators later marched to Garland Hall, where protestors have held a sit-in for the past week. 

Students Against Private Police joined with other organizations to protest.

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Faculty express support for Students Against Private Police

April 17, 2019

On Monday, the Homewood Faculty Assembly (HFA) voted in favor of requesting the University to terminate its initiative to implement a private police force and requesting amnesty for those involved in protesting this initiative. Following the passage of the vote, the HFA sent a written resolution to the University concerning its requests on Tuesday. 


College Democrats and Republicans host debate

April 17, 2019

The Hopkins College Democrats and College Republicans held a debate on April 4. Members of each club presented arguments about the nation’s healthcare system, foreign affairs policies and military spending. President of College Democrats Mikhael Hammer-Bleich and junior Bradley Presson moderated the event. 


Philosophy lecturer discusses history of slavery

April 11, 2019

Robert Bernasconi, professor of Philosophy and African American Studies at Penn State University, gave a presentation titled “Chattel Slavery as Punishment: Stages in the History of an Argument,” on Thursday, April 4. The lecture was part of the English Department’s Tudor and Stuart Lecture Series (T&S), which brings together prominent scholars from other universities to showcase their work to Hopkins faculty and students. 


Lawmakers support Hopkins nurses’ efforts to unionize

April 11, 2019

Nurses from the Hopkins Hospital and members of National Nurses United (NNU), a union of registered nurses, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in June 2018. The nurses accused the Hospital of engaging in tactics designed to prevent the nurses from unionizing. 

Panelists discussed issues such as understaffing and turnover
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