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February 8, 2023

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E.J. Dionne noted that if the voter base is restricted, only the needs of a select portion of the population will be addressed by the government. 

Panelists discuss universal voting at SNF Agora event

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute hosted a conversation with E.J. Dionne and Miles Rapoport on March 29 to discuss their new book 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting. The conversation was moderated by Students Learn Students Vote Coalition (SLVC) Executive Director Clarissa Unger.



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Around one-fifth of the student body voted in this year’s SGA elections.

Next year's SGA elected

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the 2022-2023 Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board and class council elections on earlier this month. Three out of the four executive board positions were uncontested.



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SGA members brought up a wide variety of topics they wish to discuss with administration as part of the Admin Networking Event. 

University leaders launch the second Roadmap on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University launched Realizing Our Promise: The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with a virtual kickoff event on March 11, bringing several speakers to discuss the goals and initiatives of the Roadmap. This Roadmap is the second stage of the University's mission to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into the core framework of the institution.



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Unlike last year, this year's election for executive president is contested.

SGA Exec. Board candidates discuss their platforms

Elections for the Executive Board of the 2022-23 Student Government Association (SGA) include a single ticket and three independent candidates. For the third year, the Executive Board election will coincide with SGA class council elections. Voting begins on Monday, March 14 and runs through Thursday, March 17.  


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The Exec. Board elections run through Thursday, March 17. 

SGA Exec. Board candidates expand on goals at debate

Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board discussed their platforms at a debate on March 10. Juniors Breanna Soldatelli, Raymond Perez and Karen He are running for executive president. Sophomore Kobi Khong is running for executive vice president, freshman Kya Nicholson is running for executive treasurer and sophomore Elaina Regier is running for executive secretary.



Ukrainian and Russian affiliates react to Russian invasion of Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in an effort to force Ukraine into the Russian sphere of influence on Feb. 24, local time. Since Feb. 24, thousands in Ukraine have been killed and at least 2 million Ukrainians have fled their country. 




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Members of some student organizations voiced their grievances concerning club funding before learning that there was a misunderstanding about club funding. 

SGA discusses dining operations, club finances

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting on March 8 to discuss the transition to the University’s new dining contract, the transferal of more clubs under SGA oversight and representative reports.


Students claim discrimination led to their dismissal from School of Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling program

Mental health counselors generally espouse the value of compassion. However,  several students dismissed from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the School of Education have raised concerns that discrimination on the basis of their disability and/or minority statuses contributed to their dismissals from the program. 


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These policy changes come as case numbers on campus decrease. 

University changes masking policy and announces spring break travel testing requirements

In two email broadcasts sent to affiliates on Mar. 9, the University announced relaxations of the indoor masking policy for vaccinated affiliates and a spring break travel testing requirement. Effective immediately, masks are no longer required in administrative spaces, public events, research labs, athletic facilities, libraries, residence halls and other public nonclassroom communal spaces. 



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SNF Agora Senior Fellow Anne Applebaum detailed how Russia's invasion of Ukraine stems from Vladimir Putin’s belief that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major disaster.

SNF Agora panelists break down the origins and consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute held a pop-up talk focused on the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine on March 3. The conversation was led by SNF Agora Senior Fellows Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev, SNF Agora Institute Professor of International Affairs Henry Farrell and Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights Chris Beyrer from the School of Public Health. 


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The Hopkins Food Pantry is located in The Lab near Homewood Apartments.

Hopkins Food Pantry opens to all affiliates

Beginning this week, any Hopkins affiliate with an active JHED will be able to access a free food pantry in The LaB below Homewood Apartments as the result of a project coordinated by the Office of Student Outreach and Support (SOS).