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February 25, 2021

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On Monday, community members shared their hopes for the grant application process with the leaders of the Innovation Fund for Community Safety.

Nonprofit leaders give input on University's Innovation Fund

At the end of September, the University announced the creation of the Innovation Fund for Community Safety, a $6 million grant to be rolled out over four years to various nonprofits in order to improve wellness and safety in the Baltimore community. The University held a listening session on Oct. 26 with community and nonprofit leaders to gain a deeper understanding of how the grant application and selection process should be structured.  

Henrietta Lacks' cells, which were taken without her consent by the Hopkins Hospital, spurred many medical breakthroughs.

Hopkins honors Henrietta Lacks' 100th birthday

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) screened a video lecture honoring Henrietta Lacks and the impact of her cells titled “Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: 100 years of Henrietta Lacks” on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event addressed the widespread reach and complexity of Lacks and her cells, both biomedically and ethically, and aimed to provide insight into the past, present and future of clinical research conduct.

At last week’s meeting, SGA invited students to share questions about the upcoming semester.

SGA hosts public forum to hear student concerns

The Student Government Association (SGA) held a public input forum at its weekly meeting on Oct. 20. During the forum, students asked questions about topics including the spring semester, grading and the virtual freshman experience.

Graduate students call for an end to the austerity measures in light of the latest financial update from the University. 

Austerity measures will be kept, despite budget surplus

University President Ronald J. Daniels reported on Oct. 15 that the University ended the FY20 fiscal year with a surplus of $75 million due to mitigation efforts. These efforts, which include salary and hiring freezes, will be kept in place until the end of the school year.


SAIS professors discuss the impacts of the pandemic on U.S. relations with other countries.

SAIS professors discuss how the pandemic will shape U.S. foreign policy

Professors Hal Brands and Francis Gavin from the Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) discussed the future of U.S. political strategy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct 15. The event also served as a preview for students interested in their upcoming spring course, Kissinger Seminar on American Grand Strategy.

The University celebrated its third annual Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12. 

Hopkins celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Indienous Students at Hopkins (ISH) hosted Dennis E. Seymour to deliver a virtual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Evening Lecture on Oct. 12. Seymour is a former Dean Emeritus of the Community College of Baltimore County School of Business, Criminal Justice and Law.


Service club leaders discuss the challenges and advantages of operating during a virtual semester.

Service organizations get creative to continue helping their communities

Once the University decided that the fall semester would be entirely online, student service clubs had to rethink how they could continue helping their community partners. While the virtual format made it easier for some organizations to continue conducting their meetings and tasks over Zoom, others have not been as successful and have even had to put a pause on their club’s activities. 

The Love is Love street mural adorns North Curly Street in Patterson Park.

LGBTQ Life celebrates National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day, observed annually on Oct. 11, is a day of awareness to support LGBTQ individuals. It also marks the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.  

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