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Grad students seek to unionize for workers’ rights

September 27, 2018

Teachers and Researchers United (TRU) announced their intent to unionize graduate workers at the Stand Up, Speak Out rally on Wednesday, Sept. 26. TRU members are seeking to unionize because as students, they are not granted the same rights and benefits as other University employees.


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The committee would be comprised of 10 students and advise the Vice President for Security

University seeks student input on campus security

September 27, 2018

  The University announced the creation of the new Student Advisory Committee for Security (SACS) in an email to the student body on Sept. 21. The Committee will be comprised of 10 representatives from designated student groups at the different Hopkins campuses, as well as five at-large members who can apply to the position. 


SGA discusses campus mental health resources

September 27, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed electing a student to participate on the Board of Trustees at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. SGA also addressed its collaboration with other student organizations to advocate for graduate students’ rights and promote mental health on campus.


Mom alleges that doctor at Hopkins is racist

September 27, 2018

The University is conducting an internal review of anesthesiologist Dr. Robert Greenberg after a Facebook post by Aishah Bahiyyah went viral on Sept. 11. The post detailed an incident in which Greenberg made racially charged comments towards Bahiyyah’s son and made him urinate into a bottle instead of using the bathroom The post has been shared over 39,000 times.


Hopkins hosts conference about higher education

September 27, 2018

The Hopkins School of Education hosted their 15th International Conference on Higher Education Reform on Monday night. Higher education policy makers, leaders, professors and graduate students from around the globe gathered together to promote conversation on issues concerning university involvement within their communities. 


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Piano discussed his ideas for the Agora Institute Building at Homewood.

Architect Renzo Piano talks new building plans

September 27, 2018

Internationally recognized architect Renzo Piano will design the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute building for the Homewood Campus. University President Ronald J. Daniels, Piano and Piano’s business partner Mark Carroll spoke at an event in Mason Hall on Monday night. The event was open to Hopkins affiliates and community members, and it focused on Piano’s plans for the upcoming building.


Museum exhibit explores racist imagery of the past and present

September 27, 2018

The Center for Africana Studies and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum co-hosted a panel discussion called “Unpacking Hateful Things & Contemporary Practices” on Saturday. The panel was a reflection on the museum’s special exhibition, Hateful Things, which showcases racist materials from the late 19th century to present day. 


University continues its ban on new arts groups

September 27, 2018

The University’s Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) announced at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester that it would not be accepting new performing arts and local community service groups during that academic year. While new local community service groups are now permitted to form, the restrictions on new performing arts groups remain in place.

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Student arts groups have difficulty finding performance space while Shriver is under construction.

Misti McKeehen plans to help students collaborate with Baltimoreans.

Hopkins hires new Executive Director of Center for Social Concern

September 20, 2018

Misti McKeehen joined the University as the new Executive Director of the Center for Social Concern (CSC) in May 2018. As the Executive Director of the CSC, McKeehen will work with all CSC programs, including campaigns such as the President’s Day of Service and HopServe 50. She will also help oversee the student-run community service groups on campus.


SGA finalizes questions for upcoming referendum

September 20, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) finalized questions for its upcoming referendum at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Members also passed a bill to provide funding for Hoptoberfest and introduced the five new senators appointed to the senior Class Council.