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Though voter turnout in midterm elections is typically low, this year, a record 113 million voters cast their ballots, compared to 83 million in 2014.

Hopkins reflects on the midterm election results

November 8, 2018

Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, a reported record 113 million voters turned out for the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday. Nationally, Republicans maintained a majority in the Senate, while Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. 


Book talk highlights hate crimes in U.S.

November 8, 2018

Arjun Singh Sethi, an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University, read from his new book, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, at Red Emma’s Bookstore on Wednesday. 


Arjun Singh Sethi explored how U.S. politics have increased hateful speech.

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Students gathered to discuss the effects of politics on climate change.

IDEAL members debate global solutions to climate change

November 8, 2018

Students discussed the current state of global climate change agreements and future environmental solutions at a roundtable discussion on Wednesday. IDEAL, a student organization that promotes both nonpartisan and bipartisan civic engagement on campus, hosted the event. 


SGA addresses resources for first-generation, low-income students

November 8, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) finalized three central discussion topics for its upcoming dinner with University President Ronald J. Daniels during their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Members also discussed ways to improve the Hopkins experience for students who belong to the First-Generation, Limited-Income (FLI) community.

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Wellness Wednesdays are hosted by different student groups every week.

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Hipolito-Delgado explored the impact of ethnic identity labels on the Latinx community.

Professor examines Latin American students’ identities

November 8, 2018

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, an associate professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver, gave a virtual talk about identity labels. The Johns Hopkins Latino Alliance hosted the interactive discussion to address questions on how to properly refer to people of Latin American origin. 


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Ananya Roy, a professor, discussed racial banishment in her talk on Friday.

Professor analyzes the role of race in forced eviction

November 8, 2018

Ananya Roy gave the keynote address of the two-day workshop “(anti)Blackness in the American Metropolis” on Friday, Nov. 2 at Red Emma’s Bookstore. Workshop organizers aimed to bring together activists and scholars from different disciplines to discuss issues such as transportation, health, housing, finance and the environment. 


Ceasefire 365 provides alternatives to policing

November 8, 2018

Baltimore Ceasefire 365, a movement that aims to decrease Baltimore’s homicide rate, hosted a workshop titled “Beyond 911: Exploring Anti-Racist Routes to Community Safety” on Sunday at the 29th Street Community Center. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national organization that works to promote racial justice and end white supremacy, co-hosted the workshop.

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Participants in the workshop discussed alternatives to policing in the city.

IAC panel talks Asian Americans in politics

November 8, 2018

The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted a discussion about Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) politics on Thursday, Nov. 1. Undergraduate students attended the open conversation and discussed AAPI identity and representation.


Agricultural experts discussed various healthy, sustainable food options.

Food symposium explores ethical consumption

November 8, 2018

Several well-known agricultural, public health and bioethics researchers attended the Choose Food Symposium this week. The symposium was an initiative of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics. It intended to explore various ethics concerns within the fields of food and agriculture. 


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Compassion, Awareness, and Responsible Eating encouraged students to consume ethically.

Students raise awareness about animal rights abuses

November 1, 2018

Given the national attention surrounding the animal rights abuses committed by winter apparel company Canada Goose, Compassion, Awareness, and Responsible Eating (CARE) hosted an event on Friday to raise awareness about ethical consumption. 


 
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Bolsonaro won 55 percent of the vote in Brazil’s presidential election.

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidency by wide margin

November 1, 2018

Brazil elected its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, on Sunday. Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for statements that many consider to be homophobic, racist and misogynistic. He defeated the Workers’ Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, who was backed by Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. da Silva dropped out of the race following his 12-year sentence on corruption charges.