News & Features


Civil rights lawyer to speak at graduation

April 5, 2018

Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and civil rights advocate, will speak at this year’s commencement ceremony, the University announced on Tuesday. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony.


Rothman talks providing healthcare in Baltimore

April 5, 2018

The CEO of Hopkins Medicine and Dean of the Medical Faculty, Dr. Paul Rothman, explored the social determinants of health and the Hospital’s efforts to overcome disparities in medical care at a speaker event hosted by the Osler Medical Symposium this Tuesday in Gilman.


Russian program hires faculty, adds new classes

April 7, 2018

Five months after the University decided to end the Russian major and minor following the Spring 2018 term, the Center for Language Education (CLE) announced that it will be offering restructured Russian courses and hiring a new faculty member. 

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Last semester, the University decided to close the Russian program.

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Shortly after the bill was announced, students marched to President Daniels’ house in protest.

Private police bill pushed to next legislative session

April 10, 2018

For the past month, Maryland legislators have been debating a bill that would give Hopkins the authority to form its own police force. Lawmakers announced on March 30 that they will not support the bill in its current form, and it will not be voted on during this legislative session. 


OB-GYN advocates for better abortion policy

April 5, 2018

Voice for Choice, a student group advocating for women’s reproductive rights, hosted obstetrician and gynecologist Diane Horvath to give a talk titled “Conversation with an Abortion Provider” on March 29. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Baltimore Abortion Fund, a nonprofit seeking to make abortions more accessible.


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Students gathered in Garland Hall and spoke against the proposed police force.

Activists continue to rally against private police plan

April 5, 2018

After Maryland lawmakers announced that they would not support a bill authorizing Hopkins to create its own police force, Students Against Private Police (SAPP) organized a rally at Garland Hall to celebrate on Tuesday afternoon. SAPP, a coalition of 11 student groups, used the rally to voice opposition to future plans for a Hopkins police force. 


New “Freedom of Expression” guidelines for admin

April 2, 2018

In her final act before flying the nest, former Dean of Student Life Tiffany Sanchez (RIP 2013-2018) released a set of revised “guidelines on free expression” earlier this semester. In response, the leaders of several student activist groups published their own “guidelines on administrative expression.”

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A foreign exchange student surveys his newly conquered territory.

Russia hacks SGA executive elections

April 2, 2018

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) received evidence on Tuesday suggesting that the Russian government has made attempts to hack the upcoming Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections.


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String of robberies strikes the Homewood campus

March 31, 2018

Baltimore Police are currently investigating a series of robberies that have occurred at multiple locations around Homewood Campus. Many students have reported that their health and happiness have been stolen, alleging that they were taken forcefully and against their will. 


Hopkins secedes from Baltimore: a campus in shock

April 2, 2018

Last Monday, in an unexpected schoolwide email, the University announced that it is seceding from Baltimore City, effective immediately. This email comes on the heels of Hopkins announcing that it intends on forming its own private police force and of years of purchasing nearby properties at the East Baltimore and the Homewood campuses.

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In a surprise announcement (essentially the only way the University knows how to communicate with any of us), Hopkins announced that it intends to secede.

Hopkins strike force sabotages Top 10 schools

March 31, 2018

Following a leak of internal documents from the University, The News-Letter has received confirmation that Hopkins is currently operating an elite private paramilitary strike force to sabotage the rankings of other peer institutions.

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Maryland lawmakers will not support Hopkins police force bill

March 31, 2018

For the past several weeks, Maryland legislators have been debating a bill that would give Hopkins the authority to form its own police force. Lawmakers announced on Friday that they will not support the bill in its current form, and it will not be voted on during this legislative session.