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September 20, 2020

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Symposium promotes networking racial equality

The Female Leaders of Color (FLOC) and Men of Color Hopkins Alliance (MOCHA) held the Men and Women of Color Symposium last Saturday, March 7, in Charles Commons. The event was designed to provide an environment for people of color to share a professional networking space, while creating a conversation about issues concerning race and gender.


COURTESY OF LEELA GEBO

Wings is distributing free tampons and pans to 10 restrooms on campus.

Wings shares update on Menstrual Products Initiative

Wings launched the Menstrual Products Initiative (MPI) pilot program, installing free tampon and pad dispensers in eight women’s restrooms and two all-gender restrooms on Homewood Campus this February. Wings is a student group that aims to promote menstrual health and hygiene at Hopkins and in the greater Baltimore community.




SGA Executive Board candidates face off at debate

Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board discussed their platforms at a debate on Thursday in Gilman Hall. Two tickets, Focus Forward and Taking Flight, and independent candidate Sam Mollin participated. The voting period began on Friday.



COURTESY OF CHRIS CAPUTO
Indigenous activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez calls for unified environmentalism.

FAS speaker emphasizes need for climate activism

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted a talk with indigenous climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on Wednesday. The event was the second part of FAS’s “Anthem” lineup, which aims to bring in activists that capture the diversity of social movements advancing justice and equity around the world.




Frank Wu is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings.

Professor talks law and Asian American identity

The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted Hopkins alum Frank Wu, the William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings presented on the history of the legal and governmental treatment of Asian Americans on Tuesday.


COURTESY OF MARVIS GUTIERREZ
Leaders of student organizations voiced their anger over club disbandments and debt.

Frustrated student clubs protest at SGA meeting

The Student Government Association (SGA) met this past Tuesday for their weekly meeting to discuss the difficulties regarding student elections this semester, as well as SGA’s role in the Sex Week planned for April. During the public input period of the meeting, a large group of student leaders met with SGA to broach concerns with club restructuring and budget allocations with the recent audit led by SGA and Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI). 


COURTESY OF MICHELLE LIMPE
CUE2 held its first town hall discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Levering Hall.

Second Commission on Undergraduate Education hosts town hall

The Second Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE2) released a set of recommendations last month,  intended to revitalize the undergraduate experience and promote mental health on campus. Co-chaired by Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) Dean Beverly Wendland and Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) Dean Ed Schlesinger, CUE2 is comprised of 30 faculty, staff, administrators, undergraduates and alumni.


COURTESY OF NOELA LU
Mendenhall explained how diabetes is linked to trauma and poverty.

Professor talks diabetes, trauma and poverty ties

Medical anthropologist and Associate Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University Emily Mendenhall gave a talk titled “Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty and HIV” at the School of Public Health on Feb. 27, for the Social & Behavioral Interventions (SBI) Program. Mendenhall is the author of Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements of Trauma, Poverty and HIV.


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Michael Bloomberg terminated his presidential candidacy on Wednesday.

Michael Bloomberg drops out of 2020 presidential election

Hopkins alum and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended his campaign for president, endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden, on Wednesday morning. This announcement came after Bloomberg won only 53 delegates — and one territory — on Super Tuesday, despite spending hundreds of millions on his campaign. 


COURTESY OF JACKIE RITTENHOUSE

Stanfield spoke about decreasing drug use and violence among students.

Organizer aims to end violence in public school

Bishop Billy H. Stanfield Jr., the founder and executive director of New Vision Youth Services, gave a guest lecture at Professor Philip Leaf’s community-based learning course, “Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore: A Public Health Perspective” on Tuesday.


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Tracy Walder shared stories about working for both the FBI and the CIA.

Former FBI, CIA agent talks national security

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Operative Tracy Walder spoke about her experiences working at the two agencies, her new book and what she perceives to be the greatest threats to U.S. national security on Friday. Walder’s book, The Unexpected Spy, is a memoir that chronicles her experiences working for the two agencies. Her talk was sponsored by the International Studies program. 


SGA Exec. Board candidates share their platforms

Two tickets, Focus Forward and Taking Flight, and an independent candidate, Sam Mollin, are running in the Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive board elections. The voting period will begin on Friday and end on March 11.


COURTESY OF CAROLYN HARRIS
New associate director for leadership development at SLI plans to improve communication with  students.

Students reflect on the role of SLI in light of new hire

Carolyn Harris came to Hopkins this January from Florida State University to fill the role of Associate Director of Student Leadership for the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI). She is succeeding Clifton Shambry Jr., who after three years left this position to work with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Life Design Lab. 



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