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Noted chef and humanitarian José Andrés opened taqueria in Levering.

Michelin-star chef brings taco options to Hopkins

Celebrity chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup opened Butterfly Tacos y Tortas in Levering Kitchens on Monday. Butterfly, a fast-casual taqueria, will be open to students and the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.



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Faculty members highlight the potential negative impacts of the JHPD on Baltimore CIty.

101 faculty sign letter against private police force

In response to the University’s efforts to implement the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), over 100 Hopkins faculty members signed a letter addressed to the Board of Trustees. The letter, which was sent on Jan. 13, detailed six major concerns shared by the signatories, highlighting the negative impacts a private police force could have on the greater city of Baltimore. 




Restaurant-bookstore to open in Charles Village

The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant-and-bookstore chain Busboys and Poets is expanding to Charles Village. According to records filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation, the restaurant-and-bookstore will open a location at 9 E. 33rd St., where the Red Star Charles Village used to be.


COURTESY OF CARMEN SCHAFER
This past fall, Spring Fair Committee underwent an organizational review after allegations of conduct violations, putting a halt to their operations.

After restructuring, how will Spring Fair continue?

Spring Fair has been an annual tradition at Hopkins for nearly half a century. Billed as the nation’s largest student-run festival, the event brings local musicians, carnival rides and community members to Homewood Campus. 


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SGA makes Wellness Week a tradition in order to promote mental health.

SGA hosts second semesterly Wellness Week

Ahead of the upcoming finals period, the Student Government Association (SGA) declared the week of Dec. 2 to be its second-ever Wellness Week. Throughout the week, SGA sponsored events meant to support students’ mental health and wellbeing.




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Students expressed concerns about a future lack of future WGS courses.

University explains end of WGS Teaching Fellowships

Matthew Roller, the University’s vice dean for Graduate Education and Centers and Programs, informed Todd Shepard, director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), in late October that the University had canceled the WGS Teaching Fellowships. 


School of Public Health sponsors talks on migration

The Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health collaborated with The Stoop Storytelling Series — a Baltimore-based live show and podcast — to host “In Search of Safety: Stories about Migration, Displacement, and Advocating for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Nov. 21. Laura Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop, introduced and moderated the event, which took place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


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Dyson spoke with Jay-Z and Beyonce after the release of the biography.

Author unpacks the poetics of Jay-Z

Author Michael Eric Dyson came to the Hopkins campus on Tuesday to discuss his new book, Jay-Z: Made in America, which analyzes both Jay-Z’s history as a rapper as well as his contributions to society through his rap and philanthropy. 


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Daniels pushed for more student involvement in preventing sexual violence.

Daniels reflects on how to improve campus culture

In an interview with The News-Letter on Tuesday, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed the future Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD); the University’s response to sexual violence; the University’s fossil fuel holdings; and campus culture.


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Wang aims to bring recognition to unacknowledged Asian American artists.

East Asian speaker series hosts art and racism talk

Art History Professor ShiPu Wang of the University of California, Merced spoke on campus as part of the East Asian Speaker Series on Tuesday. Wang presented the outline of his acclaimed book The Other American Moderns and shared the cultural impacts it has had.




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Gbotokuma emphasized the benefits of linguistically diverse environments.

Speaker touts benefits of world language skills

Zekeh Gbotokuma, an associate professor of philosophy at Morgan State University, gave a lecture titled “Cosmoportism: ‘UniverCity’ and International Competency Through Multilingualism” at the Charles Village Bird in Hand on Monday, Nov. 25. 


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