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September 29, 2022

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COURTESY OF ISHAN KALBURGE
The men's and women's tennis teams will practice indoors as usual at the beginning of the spring semester.

Ice rink to open on tennis courts

The University announced on plans to create an on-campus ice rink on Dec. 2. The ice rink, which will be available from Jan. 14 to Feb. 27, will be free for all participants. 


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Students and faculty share challenges balancing their workload with the resumption of on-campus activities.

It's not just you: This was a hard semester

Is this the fourth semester affected by COVID-19 or the first “post-COVID-19” semester? Students and faculty alike report feeling burned out as the University attempts to strike a balance between restoring a semblance of campus normalcy with taking appropriate public health measures in the face of an ongoing pandemic. 


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The event brought together members of administration and outside consultants to discuss the draft of the plan. 

Town hall held to discuss University's vision for sustainability plan

Members of the Sustainability Leadership Council held a town hall with Provost Sunil Kumar and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller on Dec. 2 to discuss the drafting of the University's sustainability plan, which will establish goals and initiatives through 2030. The initial vision of the plan is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, setting guidelines for building, and other priorities. 


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Speakers discussed how to prevent HIV contraction. 

Students raise awareness about safe sex on World AIDS Day

To celebrate this year’s World AIDS Day, the Rho Omega Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Sigma Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted an awareness event on Dec. 1. 


COURTESY OF MIN-SEO KIM
The Hostile Terrain 94 display uses toe tags to underline the human cost of America's immigration policies. 

Hostile Terrain 94 delivers harsh critique of America's immigration policies

Installed earlier this fall, the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition is on display in Q-level of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Library. Hostile Terrain 94 was launched by anthropologist Jason De León and aims to create a visual representation of the struggles that immigration policies regarding the U.S.-Mexico border pose to migrants. 


COURTESY OF ISHAN KALBURGE
The University extended its initial deadline for flu vaccination to Dec. 3. 

Students share experiences obtaining flu vaccination amid nationwide nursing shortages

The University announced last month that the deadline for submitting proof of flu vaccination would be extended to Dec. 3. Prior to the extension, affiliates had until Nov. 19 to upload proof of their vaccination to the Hopkins Vaccine Management System (VMS). This is the second year the University has mandated flu vaccinations. This year, nationwide nursing shortages have made flu vaccinations more difficult to obtain around the country. 


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Members of the Latinx community at Hopkins shared their life stories and celebrated their culture.

SGA discusses diversity and inclusion on campus with administrators

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting on Nov. 30 to conduct a Q&A session with administrators from various departments within the University. Members presented on the issues of health and well-being as well as diversity and inclusion and then brought up questions to administrators.


COURTESY OF CLAIRE MOON
Meet Rozanne, Class of 2025, who is a Public Health major from Malaysia.

Humans of Hopkins: Rozanne

“I like reading a lot. I started reading when I was younger, and for a while I kind of stopped a little bit because of exams. But now I’ve picked it up again, and I’m broadening my horizons from young-adult fantasy to contemporary fiction, psychological thrillers. I’ve been talking to a lot of people about that; some people recommended me horror, but I don’t think I’m ready for horror. It’s a little bit too real for me.”





COURTESY OF ARIJIT NUKALA
Students do not need to divulge personal details when seeking help about incidents of sexual violence with the Office of Institutional Equity.

SARU advocates for transparency between OIE and student body

The Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) at Hopkins held its annual Q&A event with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) on Thursday. The event came shortly after the Not My Campus protest, which called for change in the University’s handling of instances of sexual violence on campus. 




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University discusses endowment, budget surplus at town hall

Members of Hopkins leadership held a town hall discussing University finances on Nov. 16. The town hall, moderated by Professor of Epidemiology and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Stephen Gange, centered around the University’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) financial report. 


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International students faced more roadblocks to travel than domestic students. 

COVID-19 has varying impact on Thanksgiving travel plans

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, students discussed their travel plans for the break in interviews with The News-Letter. With an entire week off for break, many students have time to travel home and back. Domestic students consistently reported that COVID-19 restrictions have had very little impact on their plans over break.





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