News & Features


Islamic students spread awareness of their faith

October 11, 2018

The JHU Muslim Student Association (JHUMA) is hosting Islamic Awareness Week 2018 from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12. The organization planned events that they hoped would educate the student body about aspects of Islam, including activities such as trying on a ...

Events during Islamic Awareness Week aimed to end stereotypes about the Islamic faith.

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Hopkins celebrates its first Indigenous Peoples Day

October 21, 2018

The University commemorated Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday with a pow wow and a keynote lecture by Victoria O’Keefe, assistant professor in the Center for American Indian Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Indigenous Students at Hopkins (ISH) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) collaborated in organizing these events and shared the common goal of expanding student knowledge about Native American history and culture.


SGA discusses rally to support student center

October 11, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to pass a bill to provide funding for the Homewood Brick Rally on Oct. 22. The Rally aims to showcase SGA’s commitment to advocating for a dedicated student center that would address student concerns and promote the well-being of students.


Students discuss their experiences with work-study

October 11, 2018

Hopkins was ranked the 25th most expensive school in America by Business Insider for the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition has only increased since then – 5.5 percent over the last two years. Currently, annual tuition totals $53,740. Due to the high cost of enrollment, many Hopkins students seek out grants and financial aid to pay for their education. 

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Presence of armed BPD officers worries students

October 4, 2018

Following last spring’s controversy about a potential bill that would allow Hopkins to create its own private police force, students have noticed an increase in armed officers on and around the Homewood Campus. The bill failed to pass in the Maryland State Legislature in March after resistance from students, staff and community members.

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Hopkins community members gathered in front of Gilman to silently support Christine Blasey Ford.

Students stand in solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford

October 4, 2018

Students organized a silent show of solidarity in support of Christine Blasey Ford in front of Gilman Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27, the day of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings. The three students who organized the event — senior Lexie Botzum, graduate student Talia Katz and graduate student Sojung Kim — came up with the idea for the demonstration in an Anthropology class about human vulnerability.


Students with disabilities share their experiences as pre-meds

October 4, 2018

Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) hosted a panel on Tuesday featuring pre-med students with disabilities. The panelists discussed what it is like to be a student with disabilities at Hopkins, how their experiences interacting with medical professionals affected their career goals and how they felt their disabilities would impact their future in the medical field.

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Panelist spoke about their experiences dealing with healthcare professionals.

New exhibit explores home of Sir Robert Eden

October 4, 2018

Michelle Fitzgerald, an intern at the Americana Foundation Curatorial at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, gave a talk about her reconstruction of Sir Robert Eden’s townhouse on Monday, Oct. 1. This talk was part of an architectural series held in conjunction with Homewood Museums at the Homewood Campus. 

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As Eden was loyal to the British his land was confiscated by the state.

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The Career Center’s Fall Career Fair featured the magazine The Atlantic for the first time.

Annual Fall Career Fair hosts over 115 employers

October 4, 2018

The Career Center hosted its annual Fall Career Fair in the Recreation Center last Thursday, Sept. 27. The Fair offered undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral students a chance to network with over 115 different employers. 


How do Bird and Lime scooters impact Hopkins?

October 4, 2018

Electric scooter companies have introduced thousands of scooters to cities without getting government permission, sparking nationwide controversy. Baltimore approved a six-month pilot program with two such companies, Bird and Lime, in August. 

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University publishes report on security

October 4, 2018

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report was released in an email to the student body on Sept. 28. The University is required to prepare and disclose this report each year in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires universities receiving federal financial aid to maintain and disclose crime statistics. 


Hoptoberfest hosts annual week of autumnal festivities

October 4, 2018

The sixth annual Hoptoberfest hosted its kick-off event on Monday, with other planned festivities taking place through Friday. The organization planned activities for students, including their yearly Pumpkin Patch, beer tasting and a concert featuring the Plain White T’s. 


University mourns Evelyn Feeney

October 4, 2018

The University is mourning the death of Evelyn Feeney, who passed away on Sept. 30. She was a senior Film and Media Studies major in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.


Young alumni return to Homewood Campus

October 4, 2018

The Office of Alumni Relations, Reunion & Homecoming hosted its annual Young Alumni Weekend (YAW) from Sept. 28 to 30. The event, which included various festivities, attracted young alumni from across the country and allowed recent graduates from the University a chance to come back and visit the Homewood Campus.