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September 29, 2022

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Residents of Homewood apartments were encouraged to remain in their rooms during the search.

False threat prompts police search of Homewood Apartments

Baltimore police investigated what turned out to be a false “unconfirmed threat” at Homewood Apartments on Nov. 11. Residents were encouraged to stay in their rooms and police temporarily blocked off 29th Street between St. Paul Street and N. Charles Street to search the building. 




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Comedian Maysoon Zayid encouraged audience members to use their voices.

Maysoon Zayid weaves humor with activism at final MSE Symposium

Why should people be more like a disability? According to Maysoon Zayid, it’s because it does not discriminate and welcomes everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, class or religion. Zayid, a renowned comedian, actress and disability activist, gave her own stand-up comedy performance to the Hopkins community on Nov. 9 as the final speaker of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium’s “Rebuilding Our Future” series. 





COURTESY OF CHRIS H. PARK
Hosts of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs Indi Aufranc and Chris Park interview Senator Tammy Duckworth on U.S. strategy in Taiwan.

Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs connects students with leaders

The Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) was founded by three students in 2017 for the purpose of encouraging conversations about international relations on campus. The organization has since interviewed many notable guests, including the former vice president of Taiwan and Senator Tammy Duckworth.




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Cases have risen significantly on campus after Spring Break.

Author and activist Tim Wise defends critical race theory

The Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a webinar with Tim Wise titled “Defending Critical Race Theory from Orchestrated Attacks'' on Oct. 27. Wise is an activist and writer whose work focuses on anti-racism. He has written eight books on race, including White Like Me, which examines his experience with white privilege.




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The scholarships will be funded with excess revenue from Whites Hall's operations once it is up and running.

Johns Hopkins House announces scholarships to honor enslaved residents

The Johns Hopkins House, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring Whites Hall, the birthplace and childhood home of Johns Hopkins, recently announced plans for a scholarship program alongside its restoration project. The organization aims to honor the enslaved men and women who worked the former tobacco plantation by naming college and vocational education scholarships after them.




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Students at many peer institutions are also pushing for divestment. 

Students demand University to divest from fossil fuels

Student climate activist group Refuel Our Future filed a complaint against Hopkins with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Oct. 26, citing University violations of its responsibilities as a charitable nonprofit by continuing to hold investments in fossil fuels.




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