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Panelists discuss the MD gubernatorial election

May 3, 2018

A panel of activists discussed the upcoming Baltimore gubernatorial elections at an event titled “Movement Power/Electoral Strategy: What’s at stake for Baltimore in the upcoming governor’s race?” this Wednesday at Red Emma’s. The talk featured ...


University hosts Alumni Weekend celebration

May 3, 2018

The Hopkins Alumni Association hosted Alumni Weekend from April 26 to 29. Alumni returned to Homewood Campus to participate in a variety of social, cultural and academic events, which were open to both alumni and current students.

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Alumni and current students attended celebrations like The Hullabalooza, which took place on Decker Quad.

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Stevenson is the founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

University will award six honorary degrees in 2018

May 3, 2018

The University’s six honorary degree recipients for this year include a co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles, an investment firm president, a prize-winning neuroscientist and a human rights lawyer. The list of recipients was announced on April 25, and the honorary degrees will be awarded at commencement on May 24.


SGA discusses future plans for fall referendum

May 3, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their final meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year on Tuesday in Charles Commons. At the meeting, SGA passed their 40th piece of legislation, which is double the combined number of bills passed in the past two years. Members of the SGA also gave their final reports.


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The OIE handles cases of discrimination, harassment and misconduct.

Administration responds to student criticism of OIE

May 3, 2018

Last week, The News-Letter published an article titled “On their own,” which shared the stories of eight survivors of sexual violence and their experience with the University’s reporting process through the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). In the same week, The News-Letter also wrote an editorial criticizing the OIE’s handling of reports of sexual violence. 


University revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

May 3, 2018

The University announced on Thursday, April 26 that it revoked the honorary degree awarded to actor and comedian Bill Cosby in 2004. Hopkins made the decision the same day that Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to 10 years in prison for each count. Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. 

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Bernard worked with SARU in 2015 to convince the University to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree.

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University President Ronald J. Daniels spoke with The News-Letter about student concerns

Pres. Daniels justifies administrative decisions

May 3, 2018

In an interview with The News-Letter on Thursday, April 26, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed his views on the proposed campus police force; the University’s response to sexual violence; resources for low-income students; and mental health.


Judge rules in favor of protecting DREAMers

April 26, 2018

Federal judge, John Bates, ruled on Tuesday that protections for the children of undocumented immigrants must remain in place and that the Trump administration must resume taking applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


Hopkins plans renovations for the MSE Library

April 26, 2018

The University has begun developing plans to renovate the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) to replace original heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems. MSE has been using these systems since they were installed when the building was constructed in 1964.

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The University proposed removing books from the Milton S. Eisenhower Library to create more study spaces.

Professor discusses the use of humor in politics

April 26, 2018

NYU Associate Professor Cristina Beltrán discussed humor and its capacity to foster democratic and civic conversations in times of deep political divide on Wednesday in Mason Hall. Her talk was hosted by the Department of Political Science.


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The conditions of the Chesapeake Bay have improved in the past years.

Author talks environmental issues in Maryland

April 26, 2018

Environmentalist, journalist and host of the WYPR radio show The Environment in Focus Tom Pelton discussed his book, The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World, at Barnes & Noble on Thursday. He focused on the role of government in environmental issues, particularly in the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. 


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Asbed and Germino spoke at Mason Hall to close out the 2018 FAS lineup.

Labor organizers discuss farm worker rights at FAS

April 26, 2018

Hopkins alumni Greg Asbed and Laura Germino received the 2018 Anne Smedinghoff Award at the final event of this year’s Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) on Tuesday. Asbed and Germino are internationally recognized for their human rights work, and last year Asbed received a MacArthur “Genius” grant.