News & Features

Professor talks history and international law

October 11, 2018

The English Department hosted Christopher Warren, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of its English Literary History (ELH) Speaker Series. Warren gave a talk titled “Literature, History, and Authority in International Law” on Thursday, Oct. 4. The discussion focused on Warren’s forthcoming chapter on international law in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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University to name building after Henrietta Lacks

October 12, 2018

University President Ronald J. Daniels and School of Medicine Dean Paul B. Rothman announced plans to name a new building in honor of Henrietta Lacks, the source of the immortal HeLa cell line, on Saturday. The new multidisciplinary building will be located on the East Baltimore Campus and is expected to be completed in 2022.

CNN political journalist discusses her new book

October 11, 2018

White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan discussed her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Ryan, a Baltimore native and alumna of Morgan State University, has been a member of the White House press corps for 21 years.

Students celebrated the Hindu “Festival of Lights” at the Rec Center.

Hopkins community celebrates Diwali

October 11, 2018

The Hopkins Hindu Students Council (HSC) hosted their annual Diwali Dhamaka celebration in the Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 8. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, takes place each fall and is one of the most popular celebrations in the Hindu religion. 

Islamic students spread awareness of their faith

October 11, 2018

The JHU Muslim Student Association (JHUMA) is hosting Islamic Awareness Week 2018 from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12. The organization planned events that they hoped would educate the student body about aspects of Islam, including activities such as trying on a hijab and a free dinner at the FFC which would feature foods from the Islamic community. The group will also hold public Friday prayers, Jummah, on Keyser Quad on Oct. 12.

Events during Islamic Awareness Week aimed to end stereotypes about the Islamic faith.


Hopkins celebrates its first Indigenous Peoples Day

October 21, 2018

The University commemorated Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday with a pow wow and a keynote lecture by Victoria O’Keefe, assistant professor in the Center for American Indian Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Indigenous Students at Hopkins (ISH) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) collaborated in organizing these events and shared the common goal of expanding student knowledge about Native American history and culture.

SGA discusses rally to support student center

October 11, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to pass a bill to provide funding for the Homewood Brick Rally on Oct. 22. The Rally aims to showcase SGA’s commitment to advocating for a dedicated student center that would address student concerns and promote the well-being of students.

Students discuss their experiences with work-study

October 11, 2018

Hopkins was ranked the 25th most expensive school in America by Business Insider for the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition has only increased since then – 5.5 percent over the last two years. Currently, annual tuition totals $53,740. Due to the high cost of enrollment, many Hopkins students seek out grants and financial aid to pay for their education. 

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Presence of armed BPD officers worries students

October 4, 2018

Following last spring’s controversy about a potential bill that would allow Hopkins to create its own private police force, students have noticed an increase in armed officers on and around the Homewood Campus. The bill failed to pass in the Maryland State Legislature in March after resistance from students, staff and community members.


Hopkins community members gathered in front of Gilman to silently support Christine Blasey Ford.

Students stand in solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford

October 4, 2018

Students organized a silent show of solidarity in support of Christine Blasey Ford in front of Gilman Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27, the day of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings. The three students who organized the event — senior Lexie Botzum, graduate student Talia Katz and graduate student Sojung Kim — came up with the idea for the demonstration in an Anthropology class about human vulnerability.

Students with disabilities share their experiences as pre-meds

October 4, 2018

Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) hosted a panel on Tuesday featuring pre-med students with disabilities. The panelists discussed what it is like to be a student with disabilities at Hopkins, how their experiences interacting with medical professionals affected their career goals and how they felt their disabilities would impact their future in the medical field.

Panelist spoke about their experiences dealing with healthcare professionals.