News & Features


Administrators refuse to end JHU-ICE contracts

October 26, 2018

Since the summer, students, faculty, staff and community members have protested the University’s long-standing contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). On Sept. 21, members of the ...

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Hopkins community members protest the JHU-ICE contract in September.

Hopkins mobilizes to get out the vote by Nov. 6

October 25, 2018

The upcoming 2018 midterm elections will determine which political party will control Congress for the next two years. Since one-third of seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election, many students are preparing to cast their ballots.

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The Center for Social Concern set up a booth to encourage students to vote.

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The Student Health and Wellness Center promotes HFMD awareness.

Prevalence of hand, foot and mouth disease rises

October 25, 2018

Over the past few weeks, media outlets over the country have reported that hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has become increasingly prevalent. A disease primarily found in infants and young children, HFMD has recently spread to students across colleges on the east coast. 


New York Times author visits Peabody library

October 25, 2018

The Friends of the Libraries, in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, hosted award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Susan Orlean at the George Peabody Library on Tuesday. Orlean discussed her new book, The Library Book, which focuses on the historic fire of the Los Angeles Library in 1986.


Several exhibits at Fight Blight Bmore showed issues with vacant housing.

Baltimoreans call attention to urban blight

October 25, 2018

Fight Blight Bmore, an organization which targets urban blight in Baltimore, hosted Dis-placia: Vacants In the Village on Saturday. The event highlighted several main contributors to urban blight, including segregation, deindustrialization, strategic disinvestment, white flight, and the process of middle-class blacks following white people who fled regions with slums and poverty, sometimes referred to as the black following. 


LGBTQ students discuss finding community and belonging on campus

October 27, 2018

Since the 2016 presidential election, many have worried that victories and protections for LGBTQ individuals secured under the Obama administration would be repealed. Some of these policies include the legalization of gay marriage, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and expanded coverage of federal hate crimes to include attacks based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Members of the Hopkins LGBTQ community marched in the 2018 Baltimore Pride Parade, an annual celebration of diverse sexualities and genders.

Megan Twohey talks breaking the Weinstein story

October 18, 2018

Megan Twohey, one of the two investigative reporters at the New York Times who broke the story of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, kicked off the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium lineup on Wednesday night at Mudd Hall. 

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Investigative journalist Megan Twohey has reported on a  variety of sexual misconduct and assault cases.

Students discuss biggest midterm election issues

October 18, 2018

Students gathered on Wednesday to discuss President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and tariffs, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation and other relevant political conflicts that could affect the 2018 midterm elections. In this election cycle, people are campaigning for all 435 House of Representative seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats. 39 governorships and other state and local elections are also being contested. 


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Students call for humanitarian aid for children in Yemen

October 20, 2018

The Hopkins United Muslim Relief (UMR) hosted Youth for Youth | Yemen on Tuesday and Wednesday as a means to increase campus awareness of Yemen’s civil war. UMR is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness of ongoing global humanitarian crisis and works to provide aid to affected areas. This event focused on the impact that the war has on children in Yemen. 


#FirstTimeISawMe explores representation in media

October 18, 2018

Following the box-office success of several films featuring predominantly minority casts, the Inter-Asian Council (IAC) launched the #FirstTimeISawMe campaign, which focuses on the impact of media representation on underrepresented identities. The ongoing campaign launched in late September.

IAC launched a campaign about the media representation of diverse groups.

Condom Carnival tackles sexual health at Hopkins

October 18, 2018

Preventative Education and Empowerment for Peers (PEEPs) hosted their Condom Carnival on the Freshman Quad on Friday, Oct. 12. The event featured carnival-style games and free popcorn in order to spread awareness about sexual health.

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Condom Carnival highlighted resources available at Health and Wellness Center.