News & Features

New JHUnions director considers student culture

October 24, 2019

Hal Turner was appointed as the University’s inaugural director of JHUnions & Programming this August. In this role, Turner oversees student groups such as the Hopkins Organization for Programming (HOP), the JHUnions Programming Board, Hoptoberfest, ...

Hal Turner became the University’s first director for JHUnions & Programming in August.

Hopkins community remembers Timothy Yeh

October 24, 2019

The University is mourning the death of Timothy Yeh, who passed away on Oct. 13. He was a freshman from Diamond Bar, Calif. studying electrical engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Professor Erik Jones described how Brexit will likely contribute to a damaged British economy.

Professor Erik Jones gives talk on Brexit

October 17, 2019

Professor Erik Jones, the director of European and Eurasian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, held a presentation titled “Brexit and the Disintegration of Europe” on Friday in Shriver Hall’s Clipper Room. The lecture touched on the complicated politics currently occurring in Great Britain.

Hong Kong Symposium puts faculty in dialogue

October 17, 2019

A panel of University faculty members spoke about the Hong Kong protests in Arellano Theater on Wednesday. Speakers included: Anne Applebaum, a Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute; Giovanna Dore, a lecturer in the East Asian Studies department; Ho-Fung Hung, a Sociology professor; and Andrew Mertha, the director of China Studies at the Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. The panel was sponsored by the International Studies Leadership Council and the Hopkins chapter of Global China Connection.

Hopkins faculty explained the nuances of the Hong Kong protests.

SGA discusses animal testing and gun safety forum

October 17, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a bill intended to invite national leaders to campus for a gun safety forum at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Members also considered a resolution calling for the University to count and reduce the number of animals used in experiments in Hopkins funded facilities.

Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson recounts his childhood upbringing and path to success.

Kenan Thompson speaks at Hopkins

October 20, 2019

Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member and comedian Kenan Thompson spoke as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium speaker series on Tuesday. Thompson is the second speaker in this fall’s lineup, which has an overarching theme of bringing in speakers who have had a butterfly effect in their communities. 

Professor discusses policing research in New York

October 17, 2019

Brett Stoudt, an associate psychology professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, gave a talk on Friday about using public science to study policing in the Bronx, N.Y. as part of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute’s “Engaged Humanities” Speaker Series. 

Stoudt discussed the implications of his research study on policing in NY.


Webster discussed his views on common-sense policies on gun violence.

JHU Amnesty International spotlights gun violence

October 17, 2019

Daniel Webster, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, spoke on Tuesday about American gun violence at the Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence. The vigil was organized by JHU Amnesty International and held in the Bloomberg Center.

Hopkins releases OIE report and Climate Survey results

October 25, 2019

Provost Sunil Kumar and Interim Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Joy Gaslevic emailed the student body on Tuesday with the Office of Institutional Equity’s (OIE) second annual report and the results of the recent Campus Climate Survey.

The OIE handles cases of discrimination, harassment and misconduct.

Students celebrate second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the University.

Indigenous students unite at powwow

October 17, 2019

Indigenous Students at Hopkins (ISH) hosted a powwow on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, marking the second year that Hopkins has recognized the holiday instead of Columbus Day. 

Indigenous Peoples’ Day speaker addresses genocide

October 17, 2019

On Monday, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and related affinity groups hosted Dennis Seymour as part of the University’s second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Pow Wow. Seymour’s keynote presentation centered around the idea of American genocide and took place at the Interfaith Center. 

US Senator Jim Talent and Professor Gigi Gronvall discussed the threat of bioterror attacks at Thursday's event.

Alexander Hamilton Society hosts bioterror talk

October 17, 2019

The Hopkins chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) hosted its first event of the year, a discussion on bioterrorism, titled “Bioterrorism and U.S. Security” last Thursday, Oct. 10. The discussion brought former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri and Bloomberg School of Public Health Associate Professor Gigi Gronvall to Gilman Hall. AHS is a national organization that is dedicated to educating students on issues of foreign policy and geopolitics. 

SPH professor discusses squeegee kids, poverty

October 17, 2019

Philip Leaf led a discussion about Baltimore’s so-called squeegee kids at a Flash Seminar in Gilman Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10. Squeegee kids are Baltimore youth who, using squeegees and spray bottles, clean windows and windshields at busy intersections in order to earn money.

A number of organizations in Baltimore aim to help residents find jobs.

Academic advisors discuss the potential benefits and risks of declaring a pre-major at Hopkins.

How do advisors help students pick majors?

October 10, 2019

For many, one of the most daunting decisions that comes with college life is choosing a major to pursue for the next four years. While many incoming freshmen matriculate with at least an academic field of interest in mind, many also enter college entirely undecided. Others later end up switching their majors.

Caribbean Cultural Society hosts community BBQ

October 10, 2019

The Caribbean Cultural Society hosted the Rep Your Flag BBQ outside AMR I on Sunday in collaboration with the Black Student Union, the African Students Association, OLÉ and the Hopkins Eritrean and Ethiopian Society. The event encouraged students to embrace their diverse heritages and identities with pride. 

Students assembled to celebrate their own and each other's identities and backgrounds.

Professor Rechtman traveled from France to present research at Hopkins.

Anthropologist examines perspectives of genocidal murderers

October 10, 2019

Professor Richard Rechtman, the director of studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, gave a talk on Tuesday as part of the Department of Anthropology’s Colloquium Series. In his talk titled “The Ordinary Life of Genocidal Mass Murderers,” Rechtman, an anthropologist and psychiatrist, discussed behavior during periods of genocide.