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Candidates face off at SGA executive board debate

March 14, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) executive election discussed their platforms at a debate on Tuesday. This year, two tickets are running — Hop Forward and Change. Junior Claire Gorman is running independently for executive vice president. 


Professor explores the silent black narrative

March 14, 2019

Jessica Marie Johnson, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins History Department and author of Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, gave a lecture on enslaved and free black women in households and urban settings. The Homewood Museum hosted the talk, which took place in Remsen Hall on Wednesday.


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Women discussed challenges in running for office at Wednesday’s panel.

Women discuss running for office in Md.

March 14, 2019

The Center for Social Concern (CSC), Campus Ministries and the Women and Gender Resources Office co-hosted a panel on women’s representation in politics in Arellano Theater on Wednesday. The speakers included former Baltimore mayoral candidate Catalina Byrd and former Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland Krish O’Mara Vignarajah.


Hopkins professor examines Baltimore history through maps

March 14, 2019

John Martin Vincent Professor of History Mary P. Ryan discussed her new book Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America at the Peabody Library on Tuesday. In her talk, Ryan examined the history of urban developments in Baltimore through a set of maps from the 19th century. 


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Proposed executive order to protect campus speech

March 14, 2019

President Donald Trump announced his plans to create an executive order which would protect freedom of speech on college campuses at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, March 2. The proposed executive order would remove federal aid from colleges and universities that fail to ensure free speech for students of all political affiliations. 


How BIT has evolved to meet student needs

March 16, 2019

At Hopkins, every undergraduate student has the experience of sitting through five hours of Bystander Intervention Training (BIT) sessions during their freshman year. For the last four years, the University has mandated that students attend this training in order to better equip them to prevent forms of gender violence including sexual assault. 

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Univ. releases statistics on campus sexual violence

March 14, 2019

University officials released the results of the 2018 Campus Climate and Sexual Violence Survey on Friday. Provost Sunil Kumar and Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Kimberly Hewitt reported the survey’s principal findings in a schoolwide email about the University’s response to sexual misconduct. 

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Panel weighs alternatives to policing in Baltimore

March 14, 2019

Students Against Private Police (SAPP) and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts (BHPLA) co-sponsored a panel on alternatives to policing on March 7. The event took place a few hours after the Baltimore City Senate Delegation to the Maryland Assembly approved a bill that would grant Hopkins a private police force. BHPLA is an initiative to promote communication and create links between the Homewood Campus and historic black communities in Baltimore. 


Writer Claudia Rankine talks microaggressions

March 14, 2019

Poet, playwright and essayist Claudia Rankine visited the University of Baltimore School of Law to read from and discuss her work, including Citizen: An American Lyric, a finalist for the 2014 National Book Awards. Marc Steiner of the podcast The Marc Steiner Show moderated the conversation.

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Rankine stressed the role white people play in speaking out against racism.

Women discuss stories of sexism in the workplace

March 7, 2019

The Carey School of Business’ Women in Business club, alongside the Stoop Storytelling Series, a Baltimore-based podcast, hosted “No Limits: Stories about female leadership, creativity, and resilience” on Wednesday. Lauren Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of the Stoop, led the event.


Students gathered to discuss the importance of prioritizing mental health for minority students.

Panelists talk mental health resources for minorities

March 7, 2019

Four student organizations — Hopkins Organization for Pre-Health Education (HOPE), Female Leaders of Color (FLOC), Organización Latina Estudiantil (OLÉ) and Hopkins Feminists (HopFems) — co-hosted a panel discussion on minority mental health on Friday. 


How do ex-convicts adjust to life after prison?

March 7, 2019

Bruce Western, a professor of sociology and social justice at Columbia University, led a workshop on Inequality and Social Policy on Feb. 28. Western is known for his work on incarceration in the U.S. Hopkins Professor of Political Science Vesla Weaver and Assistant Research Scientist Stuart Schrader helped facilitate the discussion.

Bruce Western studies incarceration rates and re-entry into society.

Author explores history of black gov. workers

March 7, 2019

Frederick W. Gooding, assistant professor of African American studies at Texas Christian University, spoke about his book, “American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981” at Red Emma’s on March 2. The book chronicles the history of federal workers from 1940-1980 in reference to the modern black freedom movement.


Professor analyzes the use of candlelight protests in Korea

March 7, 2019

Ju Hui Judy Han, an assistant professor of gender studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, gave a lecture about the intersection of candlelight protests in South Korea and queer activism on Wed. March 6. Han’s lecture, titled “Now, Later, Never: Candlelight Protests and Queer Futurity,” was the first event in a series hosted by the program in Racism and Immigration Citizenship (RIC). 

Ju Hui Judy Han described the fight for LGBTQ rights in Korea at Wednesday’s lecture.