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February 6, 2023

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Students expressed their satisfaction with the services provided.

Students assess services provided by OIS

The Office of International Services (OIS) assists over 11,000 international Hopkins students, alumni and faculty. For undergraduate students, the OIS mainly helps with the visa process, social security number applications and work permits for on and off-campus jobs. 


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WJHU radio hopes to connect the Hopkins community with the vibrant Baltimore arts scene through radio. 

WJHU shares plans to connect Hopkins community through music

When Julien Fenouil wanted to join the student radio station as a freshman in 2018, an upperclassman told him it wasn’t worth it. WJHU radio was dying, and Fenouil was busy adjusting to college life so he put it off. The following year, the club had only one active member. 


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Bard fielded questions about the JHPD’s implementation at SGA meeting.

Vice President of Public Safety addresses concerns about the JHPD with SGA

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Nov. 1. Vice President of Public Safety Branville Bard Jr., Senior Director of Public Safety Jarron Jackson and Executive Director of Public Safety Walter Simmons discussed public safety and the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) with SGA members. The results of the SGA Public Safety Survey were also presented, and SGA passed its Sweater Giveaway Funding Bill.



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Young taught chemistry on the streaming platform Twitch to encourage interaction.

Humans of Hopkins: Jamie Young

Jamie Young is a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. In an interview with The News-Letter, he discussed his path into academia and teaching, including his journey from being a researcher in the U.K. to being a lecturer in the U.S. and creating his own online teaching platform.


Expiration of anti-trust exemption raises questions on motives of elite institutions

A lawsuit filed in January of 2022 accused several top-ranking universities of colluding to limit the amount of financial aid awarded to students. Section 568 of the “Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994” detailed an antitrust exemption that permitted qualifying universities to agree on a common financial aid formula. Universities were limited by the requirement to practice need-blind admissions. This antitrust exemption expired on Sept. 30, allowing the case to proceed.



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Students expressed concerns about crimes near campus and the implementation of the JHPD. 

University implements new safety measures in response to uptick in crimes near campus

The administration detailed their plans to improve public safety measures in light of recent incidents around campus in an email to the student body on Oct. 29. The email stated that there have been six reported armed robberies on or around the Homewood Campus and one near the Peabody Institute from Oct. 6 to Oct. 27. Two of the robberies included abductions or attempted abductions.



COURTESY OF HELEN LACEY
SGA members weighed the pros and cons of mandatory info sessions for all candidates.

SGA meets with CSE to prepare for spring elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting on Oct. 25 to discuss the Committee on Student Elections (CSE), the Wellbeing Fair Event, SGA’s Communications and Marketing Commission (CMC) and the Cotton Candy Machine Funding Bill.


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Odukoya discusses her experience with neuroscience research at Hopkins.  

Humans of Hopkins: Angel Odukoya

Angel Odukoya is a senior studying Neuroscience. In an interview with The News-Letter, she discussed her passion for neuroscience, her research experience and her advice for underclassmen. 


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Van Bavel and Packer highlighted the psychology behind identity politics.

Co-authors explore identity politics at SNF Agora event

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute hosted co-authors Jay Van Bavel and Dominic Packer on Oct. 21 to discuss their latest book, The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony.


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During his talk, Day performed a variety of little skits and quips.

SNL's Mikey Day invited to Hopkins as part of MSE Symposium

The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium invited Mikey Day as the second speaker of their 2022 “The Road Ahead” series on Oct. 19. Day is a writer and cast member of the late night variety show, Saturday Night Live (SNL). His talk focused on the  ins-and-outs of his career as an actor and his experiences of working on SNL.



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Candidate for lieutenant governor, Aruna Miller, emphasizes the need to make political information available to the public. 

Candidate for lieutenant governor highlights the importance of Asian American representation in politics

The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted a talk with Aruna Miller, the democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland, on Oct. 18 to discuss her struggles as an Asian American in politics.  Miller was the first Indian-American woman elected to the Maryland legislature. As the first, she faced an immense challenge trying to navigate an environment that was not made for her. 


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Some SGA members expressed concerns about the timeliness of the Public Safety Email.

SGA finalizes Public Safety Email

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Oct. 18 to discuss the Public Safety Email, plans for a Hopkins Got Talent event and an event report from SGA on the Quad.




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