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September 25, 2023

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Harms took her students to the Maryland Center for History and Culture as part of initiatives to include the greater Baltimore community in her classroom.

Humans of Hopkins: Victoria Harms

Victoria Harms is currently the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Visiting Professor in the Department of History and has recently been offered a five-year appointment as a senior lecturer at the University.

Yovanovitch encouraged prospective ambassadors to view the work as setting up future generations.

Former Ambassador to Ukraine addresses political career and Russian invasion

Former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch shared insider perspectives on diplomacy and the current war in Ukraine at the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium’s 2022 series “The Road Ahead” on Nov. 9. Over her 33-year career in foreign service, Yovanovitch served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, the Republic of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic. 

Union leaders expressed concerns about employees being rushed into agreeing with the University’s proposed contract.

Hopkins Dining union hosts forum to discuss negotiations with the University

The Hopkins Dining union, represented by UNITE HERE Local 7, held a forum for students and dining workers on their ongoing negotiations with the University in the Homewood Friends Meeting space on Nov. 9. The forum followed a picket line demonstration on Nov. 2 and a meeting with the University on Nov. 4, during which they failed to reach a consensus on job security.

Event organizers demanded the University to end APL’s contract with the U.S. military. 

Teach-in addresses University's complicity in war and climate disaster

The JHU Dissenters and Refuel Our Future co-hosted a teach-in at Keyser Quad on Nov. 9 to educate attendees about the University’s involvement in war and climate change.  Hopkins students gave speeches about issues related to the Applied Physics Lab (APL), the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), fossil fuel investments, the University’s collaboration with the Space Force and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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Rey speculated what the Brazilian election results mean for the future of global democracy.

SNF Agora pop-up talk describes results of Brazilian election

Beatriz Rey, a visiting fellow at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute and expert on Brazilian politics, gave a pop-up talk about the political effects of the recent presidential election and what the results mean for the future of Brazilian democracy on Nov. 2. 

Students expressed their satisfaction with the services provided.

Students assess services provided by OIS

The Office of International Services (OIS) assists over 11,000 international Hopkins students, alumni and faculty. For undergraduate students, the OIS mainly helps with the visa process, social security number applications and work permits for on and off-campus jobs. 

WJHU radio hopes to connect the Hopkins community with the vibrant Baltimore arts scene through radio. 

WJHU shares plans to connect Hopkins community through music

When Julien Fenouil wanted to join the student radio station as a freshman in 2018, an upperclassman told him it wasn’t worth it. WJHU radio was dying, and Fenouil was busy adjusting to college life so he put it off. The following year, the club had only one active member. 

Bard fielded questions about the JHPD’s implementation at SGA meeting.

Vice President of Public Safety addresses concerns about the JHPD with SGA

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Nov. 1. Vice President of Public Safety Branville Bard Jr., Senior Director of Public Safety Jarron Jackson and Executive Director of Public Safety Walter Simmons discussed public safety and the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) with SGA members. The results of the SGA Public Safety Survey were also presented, and SGA passed its Sweater Giveaway Funding Bill.

Young taught chemistry on the streaming platform Twitch to encourage interaction.

Humans of Hopkins: Jamie Young

Jamie Young is a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. In an interview with The News-Letter, he discussed his path into academia and teaching, including his journey from being a researcher in the U.K. to being a lecturer in the U.S. and creating his own online teaching platform.

Expiration of anti-trust exemption raises questions on motives of elite institutions

A lawsuit filed in January of 2022 accused several top-ranking universities of colluding to limit the amount of financial aid awarded to students. Section 568 of the “Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994” detailed an antitrust exemption that permitted qualifying universities to agree on a common financial aid formula. Universities were limited by the requirement to practice need-blind admissions. This antitrust exemption expired on Sept. 30, allowing the case to proceed.

Students expressed concerns about crimes near campus and the implementation of the JHPD. 

University implements new safety measures in response to uptick in crimes near campus

The administration detailed their plans to improve public safety measures in light of recent incidents around campus in an email to the student body on Oct. 29. The email stated that there have been six reported armed robberies on or around the Homewood Campus and one near the Peabody Institute from Oct. 6 to Oct. 27. Two of the robberies included abductions or attempted abductions.