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April 21, 2024

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COURTESY OF MAYA BRITTO
Bianchi’s research suggests that the impacts of pandemic unemployment have disproportionately impacted African Americans.

Francesco Bianchi presents research on long-term impacts of COVID-19 unemployment in E.P.I.C. event

The Economic Policy Issues Colloquium (E.P.I.C.), a student-run economics forum, hosted an event on Friday, Nov. 10 titled “Impact of Unemployment on Life Expectancy and Mortality during COVID.” Economics professor Francesco Bianchi gave a presentation on his work studying the long-term impact on mortality and life expectancy rates resulting from pandemic unemployment.


COURTESY OF HARVEY MCGUINNESS
McGuinness describes how his interdisciplinary interests played a role in shaping his unique academic journey.

Humans of Hopkins: Harvey McGuinness

Harvey McGuinness is a student enrolled in the International Studies B.A./M.A. Program. He is currently a fourth-year undergraduate at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a first-year graduate student at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In an interview with The News-Letter, he shared his passion for exploring the information ecosystem, the intersection between policy and mathematics, as well as his work in forming a disability training program in his home state, New Mexico.


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SGA raised concerns about the upsurge of armed robberies lately and questioned the JHPD's response to them.

SGA discusses the development of JHPD draft policies

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Nov. 7. During the meeting, the Chief of Police of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD)and the Vice President for Public Safety Dr. Branville Bard presented the JHPD Draft Policies.



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Jenann Ismael, a professor of philosophy, presents alternate interpretations of time in a new faculty lecture.

Ismael illustrates time and visual imagination through physics and philosophy

The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI) hosted its first New Faculty Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 2 with Jenann Ismael, the William H. Miller III Professor of Philosophy at Hopkins. Previously a philosophy professor at Columbia University and an affiliate of Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, Ismael gave a talk titled “Time and Visual Imagination: From Physics to Philosophy.”



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The Open Letter from JHU Faculty in Solidarity with Gaza calls on elected representatives in Baltimore and federal government officials to push for a ceasefire. 

Hopkins faculty write open letter in solidarity with Gaza

In response to the ongoing war in Gaza, Anthropology Department Professor and Graduate Studies Director Clara Han and Anthropology Department Associate Professor and Chair Naveeda Khan wrote the “Open Letter from JHU Faculty in Solidarity with Gaza.” As of Friday, Nov. 3, 29 professors have signed the letter.


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Students expressed mixed feelings about the proposed changes in distribution requirements in both KSAS and WSE.

Hopkins proposes changes to distribution requirements beginning next year

The Office of the Provost will implement a new plan to alter the University’s distribution requirements for the incoming Class of 2028. The previous distribution requirements will be replaced by Foundational Abilities (FA) requirements, which encompass the six categories of languages and writing, scientific and quantitative thinking, creative expression, citizenship within global diversity, ethical reflection and impactful projects. 


COURTESY OF CHRISTINA FAHMY
Fahmy shares her experiences with designing clothes and incorporating sustainable practices into her art.

Humans of Hopkins: Christina Fahmy

Christina Fahmy is a junior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish. In an interview with The News-Letter, she describes her journey into creating stainable fashion, as well as where she looks to for inspiration.




SNF Agora and ISLC host discussion on political factors in War on Terror

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute and the International Studies Leadership Council (ISLC) co-hosted “The Politics of War Powers” on Oct. 24. The panel discussion featured Visiting Fellow Rebecca Brocato and author Tess Bridgeman. The speakers discussed the use of Article 1 of the Constitution and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) as legal basis for the War on Terror.








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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