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Agricultural experts discussed various healthy, sustainable food options.

Food symposium explores ethical consumption

November 8, 2018

Several well-known agricultural, public health and bioethics researchers attended the Choose Food Symposium this week. The symposium was an initiative of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics. It intended to explore various ethics concerns within the fields of food and agriculture. 


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Compassion, Awareness, and Responsible Eating encouraged students to consume ethically.

Students raise awareness about animal rights abuses

November 1, 2018

Given the national attention surrounding the animal rights abuses committed by winter apparel company Canada Goose, Compassion, Awareness, and Responsible Eating (CARE) hosted an event on Friday to raise awareness about ethical consumption. 


 
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Bolsonaro won 55 percent of the vote in Brazil’s presidential election.

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidency by wide margin

November 1, 2018

Brazil elected its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, on Sunday. Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for statements that many consider to be homophobic, racist and misogynistic. He defeated the Workers’ Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, who was backed by Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. da Silva dropped out of the race following his 12-year sentence on corruption charges. 


Young alumni advise this year’s senior class

November 1, 2018

The Hopkins Alumni Association hosted its ninth annual Seniors & Young Alumni Leadership Symposium at Camden Yards on Saturday. More than 40 young alumni gathered to share their post-graduation experiences with a group of about 90 seniors before they enter the workforce.


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Panelists discussed solutions to racial profiling in campus police forces.

First forum on policing leaves many dissatisfied

November 1, 2018

Following the University’s announcement that it would seek community input on its proposed private police force, members of the Hopkins and Baltimore communities attended an event called The Challenges of 21st Century Policing on Monday. It featured a panel of experts and was the first of three events intending to promote discussion on campus security. However, many felt that the format of the event did not allow enough opportunities to engage with the panelists.


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 billion.

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.

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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. 


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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.

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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.