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Spring Fair 2019 overcomes budget constraints

May 2, 2019

Homewood Campus held its annual Spring Fair this weekend. The event was open to the entire Baltimore community. It kicked off the evening of Thursday, April 25 with fireworks and included a concert headlined by electronic dance music group Cash Cash, ...

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Hopkins community reflects on Mayor Pugh scandals

May 6, 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s house and offices at City Hall on Thursday. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called on her to resign in a public statement hours later, following the lead of the City Council and the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), a regional organization comprised of University President Ronald J. Daniels and other business and civic leaders.

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Law Review brings together pre-law community

May 2, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Law Review hosted the first Law Review Gala this Monday. The event featured William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr., a civil rights lawyer and former judge who represented the family of Freddie Gray, and Christina Bostick, the civil rights lawyer who represented the family of Henrietta Lacks. 

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Famed civil rights attorneys come to Hopkins to speak to Law Review.

Peabody’s black students report discrimination

April 26, 2019

When Clifton Guidry III, a black Peabody Institute alum, experienced a seizure during orchestra rehearsal as a student, he was met with suspicion.  “Security, instead of seeing if I was having a medical emergency, was trying to ask if I was on any drugs,” Guidry said. “I was just really sick.”

The Peabody Institute in Mount Vernon.
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The sit-in at Garland Hall reached its third week on Wednesday, April 24.

Garland protesters strive to elevate marginalized voices at sit-in

April 25, 2019

For over three weeks, members of the Hopkins and Baltimore community have participated in a sit-in at Garland Hall to protest the proposed private police force and the University’s contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protest was organized by Students Against Private Police (SAPP) and the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE (HCAI). 


Students rally against ICE, private police force

April 25, 2019

Students, community members and faculty members protested the University’s proposed private police force, its contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police brutality in Baltimore in Wyman Park Dell on Wednesday, April 24. Later, protesters marched to Garland Hall.

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This is the fourth rally held in collaboration with West Wednesdays.

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Many members of Students for Environmental Action worked to expand their butterfly garden this Earth Week

Students push for sustainability during Earth Week

April 25, 2019

This past week, Hopkins students celebrated Earth Week by hosting events such as a sustainability town hall and a fashion show called Planet Runway. Although many of these events were interactive and designed to be fun, they all called for participants to take action against climate change. 


George Mitchell presents work on economic justice

April 25, 2019

George Mitchell from Neighborhoods United, an organization of community associations in Baltimore, and Ray Kelly from Communities United, a group that helps working families obtain socioeconomic and environmental justice, gave a guest lecture during a class titled “Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore: A Public Health Perspective.” Mitchell and Kelly explored the role that students can play in their community.

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George Mitchell spoke at the Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore class

SGA class council elections reveal high turnout

April 25, 2019

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the 2019-20 Student Government Association (SGA) Class Council elections on Friday. Voter turnout increased from 928 to 1508 votes, a 38.5 percent increase from last year. 


Rise Bmore concert and talk hosted in remembrance of Freddie Gray

April 25, 2019

Rise Bmore hosted a panel of women from A Revolutionary Summer, a summer reading and writing program for black teenage girls, on Friday. A Revolutionary Summer allows selected participants to study and write literature, seeking to present a more complete narrative about black women and girls in history than what many may learn at their high schools. 

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A Revolutionary Summer offers unique learning experience for black girls

SGA discusses alcohol concerns at Spring Fair

April 25, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed University concerns regarding Spring Fair at their weekly meeting in Charles Commons on Tuesday. According to Director of Student Leadership and Involvement Calvin Smith, Jr., who serves as SGA’s advisor and spoke at the meeting, the University will start to strictly enforce a no open container policy on campus. 


Scholars discuss race and the prison system

April 25, 2019

Co-authors, University of Pennsylvania history professor Brent Cebul, Hopkins associate professor of history Nathan Connolly, and Hopkins sociology professor Stuart Schrader, gave a talk about their book Shaped by the State at Red Emma’s Bookstore on Thursday April 18. Christy Thornton, Hopkins assistant professor of sociology, moderated the discussion, which centered on race and the prison system in relation to the two-party system in America.

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Red Emma’s hosts dialogue exploring race and the prison system.

Experts discuss intersection of social media and democracy

April 25, 2019

“I would urge that faculty, students and the community speak out against whatever they want to speak out against and that they are not punished for their concerns. My whole book is about how you bring about change; this is what I thought about my whole life. You organize the people and the community,” she said.


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Governor Hogan was widely expected to sign off on the Hopkins bill

Governor Hogan signs Hopkins police bill into law

April 27, 2019

On Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan approved legislation that will allow Hopkins to establish a private police force. By signing the bill – titled the Community Safety and Strengthening Act – into law, Hogan has authorized Hopkins to be the first private university in Maryland to have its own police force.


Lawyer calls on Asian American community to unite

April 18, 2019

Ronak D. Desai gave the Asian-Pacific Heritage Celebratory Keynote Address in the Glass Pavilion on April 15. His presentation focused on Asian American narratives and the challenges that the community faces. Desai, a lawyer and Hopkins alum, is an affiliate at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University.