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April 14, 2024

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Katie Carey is the university archivist of the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections.

Humans of Hopkins: Katie Carey

Katie Carey is the university archivist within the University’s Special Collections of The Sheridan Libraries. Carey manages the institution’s records management program as well as a team of archivists that processes collections in the University archives and special collections. In an interview with The News-Letter, Carey discussed the role of the archives within the University and why she became an archivist.


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SGA held its second weekly general body meeting of the academic year, discussing the Phi Delta Theta Crab Fest Funding Bill and the Academic Senators Bylaw Update Bill.

SGA revisits the Board of Trustees Resolution

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Sept. 5 to discuss the Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) Crab Fest Funding Bill, the Academic Senators Bylaw Update Bill and the Board of Trustees Resolution.


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Students voiced their opinions in response to the changes in pre-orientation programs for this year’s freshmen class. 

University makes significant changes to Pre-Orientation programs

Last spring, Hopkins released details for its optional Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) program offerings as the Class of 2027 prepared to embark on their college journey. While most program choices were similar to prior years, the previously free programs now came with a cost of $250 (excepting those for scholar-selected students, which remained free). The outdoor Pre-O program, made up of multiple outdoor trips, was canceled altogether.


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Students looking to join student organizations attend the Fall 2023 Student Involvement Fair.

Students find ways to get engaged at the Student Involvement Fair

The Fall 2023 Student Involvement Fair (SIF) took place at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center (Rec Center) on Sept. 1. The event, hosted by the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED) office, gave returning and incoming students the opportunity to get involved in student clubs and organizations at Hopkins.


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In its first weekly general body meeting of the 2023–2024 academic year, SGA discussed the Board of Trustees Resolution.

SGA holds its first general body meeting of the year

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first weekly general body meeting of the year on August 29 to discuss the Board of Trustees Resolution, the Barbie At The Beach (BATB) Funding Bill, Spring 2023 Bylaws Updates and the Caucus Constitution Amendment.



Hopkins community mourns the loss of Amir Modaressanavi

The University is mourning the loss of Amir Modaressanavi, who passed away on Sunday, July 16. He was a junior studying Computer Science at the Whiting School of Engineering. Modaressanavi was a member of the Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Students for Environmental Action, Economics Club and the Johns Hopkins Film Society.




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Futurism at JHU releases regular podcasts on Spotify.

Futurism at JHU is looking for big ideas

Futurism at JHU runs a podcast discussing billion-dollar ideas in science and technology. Since the launch of the podcast in the fall of 2021, Futurism has recorded 24 episodes on topics from artificial intelligence and neural networks to digital healthcare and, most recently, ChatGPT. 


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Students savored local food in outdoor seatings.

Students make do with downsized Spring Fair in rainy weather

The University held its 52nd Annual Spring Fair from April 27 to April 30. This year’s Spring Fair, following the precedent set by the previous two years, was planned by the Office of Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED) in collaboration with Hopkins Student Organization for Programming (HOP).




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Roche spoke on horror as a genre of interest, highlighting the fantastical dimensions it allows film to explore. 

Humans of Hopkins: Jimmy Joe Roche

Jimmy Joe Roche is an interdisciplinary artist whose portfolio includes music, film, sculpture and performance. In an interview with The News-Letter, he discussed his upbringing, his journey into the art world and a partnership with another artist that he has found valuable.





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