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Hopkins campaign raises over 6 billion dollars

November 1, 2018

The Rising to the Challenge fundraising campaign, which began eight-and-a-half years ago, ended two weeks ago on Oct. 11. Over the eight-and-a-half-year period, the campaign raised over $6 billion for Hopkins, which exceeded the campaign goal of $4.5 ...

President Ronald J. Daniels thanked contributors for their donations.

The Hopkins Science Policy Group encouraged conversations about health

Panelists discuss politics, women’s health and the environment

November 1, 2018

The Johns Hopkins Science Policy Group hosted the Science Policy Town Hall, an event where panel members discussed public health policy questions ahead of the midterm elections. The event took place at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on Thursday, Oct. 10. Panelists focused on issues such as the environment, women’s reproductive health and the opioid crisis in the context of the current political climate.

Report reveals gender inequity in academia

November 1, 2018

The Women Faculty Forum at Homewood invited the Hopkins community to discuss sexual harassment in academia on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Mudd Atrium. The Forum encouraged faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students to explore ways to improve gender equity in the fields of academic sciences, engineering and medicine.

Participants discussed the gender breakdowns in academic departments.

Economists examine the intricacies of U.S.-China trade relations

October 25, 2018

The International Studies Department hosted “China-U.S. Trade War Symposium” on Wednesday as part of its Aronson Center for International Studies Speaker Series. In collaboration with JHU Global China Connection, the series aimed to increase understanding about the economic relationship between China and the U.S. 

Eli Pousson, a local historian, aims to inspire people to research their homes.

Historian talks researching Baltimore City homes

October 25, 2018

Historian, preservationist and Baltimore resident Eli Pousson gave a talk titled “Researching Your Historic Home” at the Station North Tool Library (SNTL) on Oct. 18. Pousson is the director of preservation and outreach for Baltimore Heritage, a non-profit organization which works to preserve historic neighborhoods and buildings in the city. 

How are Hopkins students fighting food insecurity?

October 29, 2018

When students think about food insecurity in Baltimore, they may often envision marginalized communities which lack access to healthy and fresh produce or cannot afford to purchase food. Yet, students on the Homewood Campus also face challenges with food access, whether it is struggling to buy food during holiday break or not being afford fruits and vegetables.

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Food drives collect non-perishable food items and distribute them to those in need of more food resources.


How do students integrate into their neighborhoods?

October 25, 2018

During junior and senior year, most students choose to live in the neighborhoods surrounding Homewood Campus. Due to the fact that students are likely to only rent out a property for one to two years, this can sometimes lead to friction between long-time residents of those areas and the members of the student body.

Administrators refuse to end JHU-ICE contracts

October 26, 2018

Since the summer, students, faculty, staff and community members have protested the University’s long-standing contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). On Sept. 21, members of the Hopkins community presented a petition to the administration calling for an end to all JHU-ICE contracts. The petition garnered over 1,900 signatures.

Hopkins community members protest the JHU-ICE contract in September.

Hopkins mobilizes to get out the vote by Nov. 6

October 25, 2018

The upcoming 2018 midterm elections will determine which political party will control Congress for the next two years. Since one-third of seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election, many students are preparing to cast their ballots.

The Center for Social Concern set up a booth to encourage students to vote.

The Student Health and Wellness Center promotes HFMD awareness.

Prevalence of hand, foot and mouth disease rises

October 25, 2018

Over the past few weeks, media outlets over the country have reported that hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has become increasingly prevalent. A disease primarily found in infants and young children, HFMD has recently spread to students across colleges on the east coast. 

New York Times author visits Peabody library

October 25, 2018

The Friends of the Libraries, in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, hosted award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Susan Orlean at the George Peabody Library on Tuesday. Orlean discussed her new book, The Library Book, which focuses on the historic fire of the Los Angeles Library in 1986.

Several exhibits at Fight Blight Bmore showed issues with vacant housing.

Baltimoreans call attention to urban blight

October 25, 2018

Fight Blight Bmore, an organization which targets urban blight in Baltimore, hosted Dis-placia: Vacants In the Village on Saturday. The event highlighted several main contributors to urban blight, including segregation, deindustrialization, strategic disinvestment, white flight, and the process of middle-class blacks following white people who fled regions with slums and poverty, sometimes referred to as the black following. 

LGBTQ students discuss finding community and belonging on campus

October 27, 2018

Since the 2016 presidential election, many have worried that victories and protections for LGBTQ individuals secured under the Obama administration would be repealed. Some of these policies include the legalization of gay marriage, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and expanded coverage of federal hate crimes to include attacks based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Members of the Hopkins LGBTQ community marched in the 2018 Baltimore Pride Parade, an annual celebration of diverse sexualities and genders.

Megan Twohey talks breaking the Weinstein story

October 18, 2018

Megan Twohey, one of the two investigative reporters at the New York Times who broke the story of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, kicked off the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium lineup on Wednesday night at Mudd Hall. 

Investigative journalist Megan Twohey has reported on a  variety of sexual misconduct and assault cases.