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February 6, 2023

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Students express mixed feedback on the University’s accessibility plan. 

Students respond to accessibility map as university rolls out roadmap initiatives

The University is implementing initiatives to make campus more accessible with the Second JHU Roadmap for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Progress for initiatives has already begun, while others will come into effect in Spring 2023. One of the recent initiatives, the Accessibility Map, depicts accessible routes on campus and was first released prior to the Fall 2022 semester.

Students express disappointment over limited ethnic food options at Hopkins dining halls.

Students react to Hopkins Dining changes

The University has recently unveiled its new dining plan that is operated internally, which has brought opinions from both new and returning students. The University decided to transition to a self-operated dining model to allow for more sustainable food practices, enhanced student experience, and collaboration with local partners, like Gold Crust Bakery. 

SGA discussed how to best represent the student body’s opinions in abortion resolution.

SGA discusses multiple abortion bills

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting (GBM) on Sept. 6. They discussed a resolution about abortion access and passed a bill creating a first generation and limited-income (FLI) caucus. This was the first meeting attended by the new senators of the freshman class and one new senior senator, who were all confirmed to SGA during the meeting.

Students express concerns over updated COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester, referencing issues faced by disabled individuals.

Students adjust to fully in-person semester

After two years of hybrid learning, the University has transitioned to a fully in-person modality for the fall 2022 semester. All classes, including large lectures, are now being taught in person. While being reminiscent of pre-pandemic schooling, this semester also features strategies adopted during virtual and hybrid semesters. 

Freshmen expressed excitement and frustrations over programming during orientation week.

Freshmen discuss adjusting to life on campus

With the end of the first week of classes, the Class of 2026 reflected on their experiences living away from home, adjusting to academic life on a university campus and participating in the Hopkins orientation and pre-orientation activities.

Students took a break from studying for finals to listen to student musicians performing live on The Beach.

University plans first in-person Spring Fair since 2019

The University held its 51st Annual Spring Fair on the weekend of April 28 – May 1, marking the first in-person Spring Fair since 2019. This was the second Spring Fair planned by the University’s Office of Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED). University administrators took over planning last year in the wake of the Spring Fair Planning Committee’s misconduct allegations. 

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