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October 16, 2021

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The Committee to Establish Principles on Naming plans to create its guidelines by the end of the semester. 

University begins deliberation to establish renaming guidelines

The University announced it would form the Committee to Establish Principles on Naming last July as part of its Diversity and Inclusion initiative. The committee is charged with developing guidelines for the process of renaming and de-naming titles affiliated with Hopkins buildings, scholarships and programs, including names that may be tied to racism or inequality.





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HERO EMTs demonstrated their mass casualty incident drills to University President Ronald J. Daniels in spring 2019.

HERO resumes operations for the spring semester

After pausing its operations during the fall semester, the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) resumed activities for the spring on Feb. 2. HERO is the University’s student-run, professional emergency medical services organization. It operates as a 24/7 response service, with the Hopkins Emergency Response Unit branch tasked with providing patient care. 





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Hopkins remains committed to increasing sustainability measures in its dining practices.

Bon voyage, Bon Appétit: Hopkins dining will be self-operated in 2022

Under the new model, the University plans to renovate its dining facilities, standardize meal plans across the two campuses and incorporate campus cafes into dining plans. Two new dining areas will also be constructed in the renovated Rec Center and the to-be constructed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute building.


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The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, which opened for the first time this year on Tuesday, Feb. 2, is now closed through Friday, Feb. 5. 

University bans all gatherings until Monday as COVID-19 outbreak worsens

The University updated its previous announcement about the recent COVID-19 outbreak on campus in an email on Thursday, Feb. 4. According to the email, 58 students have now tested positive for the virus — a drastic increase from the 38 known cases recorded on Wednesday. Last week, only seven students tested positive. 


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Hopkins began providing transportation to the warehouse storing student belongings in January.

Housing continues reimbursement process for lost belongings

Last March, the University abruptly shut down in-person activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving students two days to vacate their dorms. Students were later allowed to return to campus to pick up their belongings. Hopkins hired professional movers to pack the dorms of those who did not return. 


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Due to the pandemic, this year's annual Alumni Awards Celebration was held online for the first time.

Virtual Alumni Awards recognizes notable University affiliates

The Hopkins Alumni Association hosted its annual awards celebration on Jan. 28. These awards recognized the contributions of the University’s alumni, faculty and friends and included six categories: The Heritage Award, the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, the Global Achievement Award, the Community Champion Award, the Distinguished Government Service Award and the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award.


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Texts and social media posts indicate that WAWA hosted a 40-person party here over the weekend.

Hopkins suspends in-person classes for two days due to COVID-19 cluster

In an email to Hopkins affiliates Wednesday morning, University leaders announced a two-day suspension of in-person classes and activities on the Homewood Campus after a spike in COVID-19 cases on Monday. The preliminary investigation revealed that the cluster was tied to an off-campus social gathering over the weekend. 


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Taken at TRU’s rally last Dec. 11, where graduate students called on the University to provide more resources in compensation. 

"We're workers too": Graduate students continue to seek University support from COVID-19

“Every University administrator knows that graduate students do the vast majority of the work that gives the University its status and accolades in research. To President Daniels, I would say that the fact that admin isn’t willing to do the bare minimum to support its graduate students and make sure they can be healthy and safe during a global pandemic is appalling. It is unfair and cruel to the point where I would not recommend that prospective graduate students come to Johns Hopkins.”


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Tagliacozzo broke away from the traditional narrative of Silk Road trade in China in his talk, focusing on trade by sea instead. 

Cornell professor explores the history of maritime trade in Asia

The East Asian Studies and International Studies departments co-hosted “Blue-Water Horizon: One Thousand Years of the Sino-Southeast Asian Embrace” on Friday, Jan. 29 as part of the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Chinese Diasporas and Transnational Public Spheres in the Long 20th Century grant. 



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SGA members voiced the need to improve disability accommodations and expand communal spaces.

SGA discusses ways to support students during COVID-19

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 26 to decide on discussion topics for its dinner with President Ronald J. Daniels and upcoming talk with the Board of Trustees Student Life Committee.



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Students and faculty protested plans for a campus private police force in April 2019.

Maryland Senate holds hearing on bill to repeal Hopkins private police force law

The Judicial Proceedings Committee of the Maryland General Assembly held a hearing for Senate Bill 276, sponsored by Senator Jill P. Carter on Jan. 21. The bill, if passed, would repeal laws that approved the establishment and maintenance of a private police department at Hopkins. The bill was introduced at the beginning of the Maryland General Assembly on Jan. 13. 


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