News & Features

Nurses at Hopkins planning to unionize

March 30, 2018

A group of nurses at the Hopkins Hospital are working with National Nurses United (NNU) to form a union. NNU, which was founded in 2009, is the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S. 

Foster argues that pro-life is tied to feminism

March 30, 2018

Voice for Life, a pro-life student organization, invited Feminists for Life (FFL) president and creator of the Women Deserve Better campaign, Serrin Foster, to deliver her pro-life speech “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” on Tuesday. 

Serrin Foster explained that first-wave feminists were against abortion.

Puerto Rico still reels from Maria

March 29, 2018

JHU Forums on Race in America brought three panelists together to discuss the lasting health ramifications of Hurricane Maria on Tuesday. The event was called “Six Months After Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico” and was the first of the Forums on Race event to take place at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Panel addresses mental health crisis in prisons

March 29, 2018

Jail Tutorial Project held a panel discussion about the mental health crisis in prisons on Monday, March 26. It featured panelists Mary Pizzo, supervising attorney for mental health litigation support at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, and Doug Colbert, a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Pizzo criticized the lack of resources available to prison inmates who are mentally ill.

Alum talks health care access for the homeless

March 29, 2018

Tyler Cornell, a nurse practitioner at Health Care for the Homeless, discussed the impact of homelessness on a person’s health and access to health resources. Health Care for the Homeless is a federally-qualified health center in Baltimore.

CSC to allow new service groups after restructuring

March 29, 2018

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) announced at the beginning of last semester that, due to limitations enacted by the Center for Social Concern (CSC) and the Homewood Arts Program (HAP), they would prohibit students from forming new performing arts and local community service groups for this academic year. 

Some students are enthusiastic about the CSC’s new system for classifying student groups.

Nine students testified against the bill before legislators at a meeting of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee.

Students testify against campus police force bill

March 31, 2018

Nine students testified at a hearing of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee in Annapolis on March 22 to express their opposition to a bill that would authorize the University to create a private police force. The bill was introduced by Democratic delegate Cheryl Glenn on March 5.

Hopkins community joins March for Our Lives in D.C.

March 29, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of students, educators and parents took to the streets to protest mass shootings and demand greater gun control at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Over 800 sibling marches were held in cities across the U.S. and abroad.

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RAs on financial aid demand equitable compensation

March 29, 2018

Students who apply to become Residential Advisors (RAs) assume that one of the benefits of the position will be that their overall costs for the year will decrease.  However, RAs who receive financial aid have raised concerns that their out-of-pocket (OOP) costs, which include tuition and room and board, have not decreased significantly since accepting the position. On the other hand, RAs who do not receive financial aid see a dramatic decrease in their overall OOP costs. 

RAs say that for the past five years they have raised concerns about compensation to Residential Life.


Hopkins admits 2,284 students to the class of 2022

March 16, 2018

Hopkins released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2022 on Friday afternoon. Out of a total of 27,091 regular decision applicants, the University admitted 2,284 with an acceptance rate of 8.4 percent. Including students admitted as part of the early decision program, the acceptance rate for the Class of 2022 was 9.9 percent.

Student policy team examines policing

March 15, 2018

The Policy Competition Team at Hopkins hosted a discussion about the state of Baltimore policing on Sunday. The organization invited Ganesha Martin, the former head of the Department of Justice Compliance, Accountability and External Affairs Division at the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), to answer questions. 

Ganesha Martin talked about the problems with policing in Baltimore.

Two sexual assaults reported in one week

March 15, 2018

Since last Friday, two sexual assaults occurring on or near the Homewood Campus have been reported to the University. A total of seven sexual assaults at Homewood have been reported since the beginning of 2018.

Harvard professor addresses public school failures

March 15, 2018

Schoolhouse Talk, a speaker series organized by graduate students at the School of Education, welcomed Jal Mehta, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for a talk on Wednesday. During the talk, titled “The Elusive Quest for Ambitious Schooling: Limits and Possibilities of the American High School,” Mehta reported on his book-length research on fostering “deeper learning” in American public schools.

Jal Mehta was hosted by Schoolhouse Talk at the School of Education.


Symposium looks at the many facets of black marriage

March 15, 2018

The Hopkins Center for Africana Studies (CAS) partnered with the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences to host a symposium titled “Bound/Unbound: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice” in Station North on March 8 and 9.

Community members gathered for the rededication ceremony on Saturday.

Wyman Park Dell rededicated to Harriet Tubman

March 15, 2018

A portion of Wyman Park Dell, a park south of Homewood Campus and the former site of a Confederate monument, was rededicated to honor Harriet Tubman. The rededication ceremony took place on Saturday, March 10, which marked the 105th anniversary of her death.