News & Features


Office of Multicultural Affairs event encourages students to talk about identity

October 14, 2019

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its first Identity & Cuisine Night of the school year on Tuesday. The event was a part of OMA’s Heritage 365 initiative, which is a unified approach to celebrate African American, Latinx, Asian Pacific and indigenous cultures throughout the year, and was sponsored by the University’s Asian and Pacific Islander Association.


Prof. discusses significance of the Constitution

September 12, 2019

University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle presented her latest book, How to Read the Constitution — and Why, at the Hopkins Barnes & Noble last Sunday. In her discussion, Wehle insisted that the challenges the American constitutional order is facing right now are serious, but not necessarily insurmountable. 

COURTESY OF JAKE LEFKOVITZ
Wehle’s new book covers Constitutional checks on government power

SGA provides free laundry for on-campus residents

September 12, 2019

As of this semester, all students living in Homewood dorms will be given a monthly allotment of $27 in laundry cash, which translates to 18 wash or dry cycles. The $27 in laundry cash that students receive comes directly from their existing housing fees.

COURTESY OF MARIO AGUIRRE
Starting this year, underclassmen’s laundry expenses will be covered.

Frederick Douglass walking tour highlights the history of Baltimore

September 12, 2019

John Muller, a local historian and author, organized and led a walking tour titled “The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore, 1824-1895” on Friday. The tour departed from the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, and highlighted various locations in Fell’s Point that Douglass frequented during his time in Baltimore.


New OIE vice provosts share plans for the year

September 5, 2019

University Provost Sunil Kumar sent out a University-wide email detailing two leadership changes to the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) on Aug. 7. In the email, Provost Kumar announced that Joy Gaslevic would become interim vice provost for institutional equity for the University. Formerly deputy Title IX coordinator, Linda Boyd was promoted to interim assistant vice provost for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator, filling Gaslevic’s previous roles. 


University hires director of sustainability

September 17, 2019

The University hired Julian Goresko as its new director of sustainability at the end of last year with the intent of making Hopkins more eco-friendly. The Office of Sustainability is responsible for optimizing all nine divisions of the University’s food, water and energy consumption, along with its infrastructure, transportation and waste management.


Two Hopkins seniors get Astronaut Scholarships

September 17, 2019

This summer, two Hopkins seniors — Vinay Ayyappan and Kathy Le — received the Astronaut Scholarship for their potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Ayyappan also received the scholarship last year.


Univ. showcases humanities research opportunities

September 5, 2019

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences held an event on Tuesday celebrating the humanities at Hopkins, jointly conducted by faculty and students. The event, called Humanities in the HUT, delved into different research and creative writing opportunities offered at Hopkins, and concluded with a showing of student-made films. 


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Garland Hall currently houses administrative offices, like those of the President and the Provost.

Garland will not house student services this year

September 5, 2019

Many students have observed that Garland Hall has been quiet this semester. Given the Sit-In protests that culminated in the arrests of three community members and four students on May 8, the apparent calm has raised questions from students about the future of the sit-in, as well as Garland Hall and the student services it formerly housed.


The Student Government Association held a referendum covering a varied range of topics

Will the referendum enhance SGA’s effectiveness?

September 5, 2019

The 2018-19 Student Government Association (SGA) referendum, with 2,738 total voters on eight key issues, reached more students than any SGA ballot since 2012, according to AJ Tsang, who served as the group’s executive president last spring. The referendum is intended to expand SGA’s influence over the University’s decisions.