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OMA hosts first annual celebration of diversity

December 6, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its first annual Cultural Festival on Saturday. The event featured numerous student groups and offered food, games, music and a glimpse into diverse cultures. 

Students gathered to celebrate their different cultures.

Educating the public on drug use and overdoses

December 6, 2018

The Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a public health organization, held a workshop on opioid overdoses and Naloxone on Friday. The event took place in the SPARC Women’s Center in Baltimore and was lead by speaker Harriet Smith, the executive director of the BHRC.


MSE Symposium invites radical political theorist

November 29, 2018

George Ciccariello-Maher, a political activist and writer, discussed white supremacy and the American political system in his talk “Discourse in the Trump Age” on Wednesday as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium speaker series. Some consider Ciccariello-Maher to be controversial for his radical views, including a tweet from 2016 which read, “All I want for Christmas is white genocide,” which Ciccariello-Maher has stated was satire.

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George Ciccariello-Maher, a radical political theorist, spoke on campus.

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Wes Moore discussed the need for people to care about social injustices that may not specifically affect them.

Wes Moore talks Baltimore and social justice

November 29, 2018

Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates and CEO of Robin Hood, the largest anti-poverty nonprofit in New York, discussed the human consequences of bad policies on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Parkway Theatre. Moore graduated from Hopkins in 2001, after which he earned his master’s at Oxford University.


How has Hopkins made progress on the Mental Health Task Force?

November 30, 2018

In 2016, student and faculty representatives from across the nine schools of Hopkins convened to discuss ways to improve mental health on campus. This spring, the Task Force on Student Mental Health and Well-being released a final report, which provided data and recommendations on the climate surrounding mental health at Hopkins.

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A Place to Talk hosts #Kindness campaign

November 29, 2018

A Place to Talk (APTT), a student-run peer listening service, launched an ongoing campaign titled #KindnessAtHopkins this semester. The campaign, which encourages students to share positive experiences at Hopkins by submission through a Google Form, seeks to shed light on everyday moments of kindness that have affected students.


Final police forum leaves questions unanswered

November 30, 2018

At the second and final open forum in the University’s Public Safety Initiatives series, Hopkins officials revealed new details about their proposed private police force. Community members, however, voiced their opposition to the University’s plans and criticized Hopkins for failing to acknowledge their concerns.

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Panelists debate the value of standardized testing in public schools

November 29, 2018

The nonprofit Teachers’ Democracy Project (TDP) hosted a panel and discussion on the efficiency of using testing data to judge school productivity on Monday. Participants discussed the school accountability movement, which seeks to hold schools liable for providing a good education for their students.


2020 Pres. candidate holds rally at R. House

November 30, 2018

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang held a rally at R. House on Nov. 15. Yang introduced himself as a serial entrepreneur and a problem solver. In 2011, he founded Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit organization that trains fellows to build start-up companies in cities across the country. 



The protest was relocated last-minute, but students found it was effective.

Students hold second ICE protest in Brody

November 29, 2018

Students, affiliates and community organizations gathered in Brody Learning Commons to protest the University’s contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday, Nov. 15. This was the second protest of the JHU-ICE contract this semester. 


George Lakey discusses social justice movements

November 29, 2018

Social justice activist George Lakey spoke at Red Emma’s on Thursday, Nov. 15. to promote his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Lakey, who has been active in nonviolent protest movements since the 1950s, shared advice and strategies that could create more organized and effective activism today. 


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Michael Bloomberg, Class of 1964, has made the largest gift to a U.S. college or university in history. 

Bloomberg to donate historic $1.8 billion to Univ. financial aid

December 7, 2018

The gift, which will be used exclusively for undergraduate financial aid, is the largest donation to any U.S. college or university in history. It will allow the University to permanently conduct need-blind admissions, which means that family income will not be considered in the admissions process.


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Journalist discussed the history and legacy of Johns Hopkins.

Journalist explores the legacy of Johns Hopkins

November 15, 2018

Antero Pietila, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, discussed his new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins at the Union Baptist Church on Wednesday. Catalina Byrd of WMAR-TV’s “Squared Off” moderated the talk. 


How is Trump impacting liberal democracy today?

November 15, 2018

The International Studies Program hosted its final event in its midterm elections speaker series, “Trump and the Liberal World Order,” on Wednesday. The event featured remarks from political science professors regarding Trump’s impact on free market principles, cooperation among nations and liberal democracy. 

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Speakers argue that Trump’s administration contradicts liberal democracy.