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December 2, 2021

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Peabody will implement an opt-out S/U grading system for the spring semester.

What challenges have Peabody students faced amid COVID-19?

Students at the Peabody Institute were informed on March 27 that Peabody would be implementing an opt-out satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading policy for the spring semester. By contrast, the deans of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (KSAS) and the Whiting School of Engineering adopted a universal S/U grading system for Homewood Campus the same day. 

Administrators explained the rationale behind decisions related to packing residential students’ belongings.

Hopkins packs select dorms for health-care workers

For the residential students who had to vacate their dorms from March 13-15 due to coronavirus (COVID-19), moving out was a stressful experience. Days before, when announcing the suspension of in-person classes, the University had notified students that they had the option to stay. Then some students no longer had a place to stay. Many were forced to leave their belongings. 

This month, SARU is planning virtual events to promote consent culture.

SARU aims to support survivors of sexual violence during month of awareness

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), observed in April, is an annual campaign to educate the public on how to prevent sexual violence. For the Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), a student group that seeks to support survivors of sexual violence and dismantle rape culture, SAAM is an important opportunity to educate the student body.

Student groups respond to COVID-19 challenges

Following the cancellation of in-person classes through the rest of the semester as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, student organizations have been forced to adapt their processes. Members of these student groups spoke with The News-Letter to explain how they have handled the pandemic.

Off-campus residents reflect on their decision to stay

On March 19, the University recommended that all undergraduate students consider moving back to their permanent address due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This followed an earlier announcement that students would not be allowed to remain in on-campus housing after March 15. 

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued an order for all Maryland residents to stay at home.

Hogan orders Marylanders to stay home

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an order this morning directing all Maryland residents to stay in their residences beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. This order also closed all non-essential businesses — including senior centers, restaurants and bars, fitness centers, theaters and malls — to the public. 

Study abroad student stranded in Peru returns home

By Wednesday, March 25, only six undergraduate participants in Spring 2020 abroad programs remained abroad. Five of those students had chosen to do so. The sixth was junior Ally Bartell, who until the morning of March 25 had been stranded in Peru with her study abroad program. 

SGA considers grading changes in light of COVID-19

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed potential changes to grading amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at their meeting on Tuesday, March 24. Open to the student body, the meeting was held on Zoom, an online conference call platform.

The Class of 2024 received their acceptance letters on Friday.

Hopkins admits 1,922 applicants to the class of 2024

Hopkins released its admissions decisions for the Regular Decision (RD) applicant pool on Friday afternoon. Out of 27,256 applicants, the University admitted 1,922 students to the Class of 2024, making the RD acceptance rate just over seven percent.

The CSE announced the 2020-21 SGA executive board on Friday.

Students elect new SGA Exec. Board amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections on Friday, March 13. Three out of four members of the Focus Forward ticket and one independent candidate won seats, beating out the other candidates. 

Outside Garland Hall, students rallied to demand direct access to the Board.

Students ask Trustees to halt conduct hearings

Approximately 35 graduate students attempted to deliver a petition, drafted by members of the JHU Sit-in, to the Office of the Board of Trustees in Garland Hall on Wednesday. Among other demands, the petitioners called on the Board of Trustees to pressure University President Ronald J. Daniels to fire Director of Student Conduct Dana Broadnax and issue a moratorium on student conduct proceedings related to protest activity. 

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