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February 21, 2024

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COURTESY OF MAYA BRITTO
Students expressed their interests in hearing about John Sullivan’s perspectives on the United States-Russia relationship.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia speaks at MSE Symposium

The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium welcomed John Sullivan on Wednesday, Oct. 11, as the first guest of the ”Navigating Tomorrow” 2023 speakers series. Sullivan served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2019 to 2022. The event was co-hosted by the Aronson Center for International Studies, The Hop and the Johns Hopkins University Henry Kissinger Center for Global Affairs.



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SGA members discuss the initiatives for a new sustainability plan, a majors fair and cross-campus relations with Peabody Institute.

SGA discusses the Climate and Sustainability Plan draft

The Student Government Association (SGA) convened for their weekly general body meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to discuss the draft of the Climate Action and Sustainability Plan, the Major Fair, the Executive Liaison Program and the Cross-Campus Relations Initiative. SGA also presented and voted on various bills and confirmed a new treasurer for the Sophomore Class Programming Council. 


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According to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) Modernization Project website, 2023–24 will be the last academic year before MSE closes for its first major renovation since its opening in 1964.

MSE renovations projected to begin 2024 summer

Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Library is slated for a complete renovation beginning in summer 2024. As the University’s principal research library since 1964, MSE has only had minor updates over the years. The MSE Modernization Project, which will encompass the approximately 182,000-square-foot library, will have an estimated cost of $100 million and is expected to take two and a half years.





COURTESY OF HARDY WILLIAMS
Williams shares his experience of moving out of his home state of Oklahoma and getting acclimated to Hopkins.

Humans of Hopkins: Hardy Williams

Hardy Williams is a senior completing a double major in Public Health and International Studies. In an interview with The News-Letter, he described his work in politics and LGBTQIA+ activism, as well as how his personal experiences have shaped his time at Hopkins.





COURTESY OF LANA SWINDLE
Fifty years ago, Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup to overthrow Former Chilean President Salvador Allende's regime.

LACLxS event on 1973 Chilean coup d'état criticizes disinformation campaigns

The Program in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies (LACLxS) hosted “The 50th Anniversary of Chile’s Military Coup” on Sept. 28. The event featured Peter Kornbluh, a senior analyst at the National Security Archive, Katherine Hite, a professor of political science on the Frederick Ferris Thompson Chair at Vassar College and Consuelo Amat, an assistant professor of political science at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute.



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The conversation between SGA and Hopkins Dining representatives addressed dining-related issues that students face.

SGA pushes to expand dining options and quality

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Sept. 26 to inform Hopkins Dining of significant dining issues and discuss possible improvements. The meeting also included the approval of a bill to fund the upcoming Muslim Student Association (MSA) Barbecue (BBQ), a mental health resources discussion and the approval of a bill to fund tabling for the Sustainability Plan.


Hopkins community mourns the loss of Pava LaPere

The University mourns the loss of Pava LaPere, co-founder and CEO of EcoMap Technologies and a 2019 graduate of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. LaPere made her home in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore after moving from Tucson, Arizona. A vigil was held in the neighborhood Wednesday night.