News & Features

Performing arts groups report budgetary cuts

September 19, 2019

Many performing arts groups on campus are reporting significant budget cuts this year from the Student Activities Commission (SAC), which is the funding board of the Student Government Association (SGA). 


Students fear that new budget cuts will impede future arts programming.


Hopkins students are hosting events focused on political outreach and civic engagement.

What are students doing to promote civic engagement?

September 24, 2019

As it draws closer, the 2020 presidential election has become an increasingly prevalent topic of discussion on campus, with many student groups hosting election-related events. Students shared the various ways they try to engage with both the upcoming election and politics at large.  

Gregory Pine discussed how science and faith help us make sense of reality.

What is the link between science and religion?

September 19, 2019

The Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted Gregory Pine, the Thomistic Institute’s assistant director for campus outreach, last Tuesday. Pine spoke on the relationship between science and faith, as well as on how the two can serve as complements to one another.

Students question impact of Philosophy donation

September 19, 2019

In January 2018, Hopkins alum William H. Miller donated $75 million to the University’s Department of Philosophy. Professor Richard Bett, then department chair, told The News-Letter that most of the donation — the largest ever to a university Philosophy program — was intended to endow new positions. This would allow the department to expand its course offerings into areas that are not currently covered. Bett had also stated that his personal goal was to find a faculty member who could teach Eastern philosophy. 


Students expressed a desire for course offerings in Eastern philosophy.

Local activists protest Donald Trump’s visit

September 19, 2019

Activist group Baltimore Welcoming Committee held a labor protest featuring singing and chanting in Harbor East on Friday afternoon. The musical demonstration was part of a series of events organized in light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s attendance at a retreat for Republican lawmakers this weekend. Trump’s Baltimore appearance marks his first visit to the city since calling it a “rat and rodent infested mess” on Twitter in July. 

U.S. President Donald Trump visited Baltimore for a Republican retreat.

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Hopkins seeks to hire new Vice President for Security

September 12, 2019

In July, Hopkins announced that a search committee would be formed to hire a new Vice President (VP) for Security. In addition to overseeing the entire 1,200 personnel security force for Hopkins, the future administrator will be leading and developing the planned private police force.

Blackboard displays students’ preferred names

September 12, 2019

Starting this semester, Blackboard and the Student Information System (SIS) will pull preferred name information directly from myJH. The initiative builds on updates made this past spring, which allowed Hopkins students, staff and faculty to designate a preferred name on myJH profiles. 


SDS office will relocate permanently to Shaffer

September 13, 2019

The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) will move permanently to a larger and more accessible location in Shaffer Hall this October. Previously, the office was housed on the third floor of Garland Hall. Some students reported frequent elevator malfunctions, which they said made it difficult to access testing accommodations and other important services.

Construction on the new SDS office will be completed this October.

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.

Wehle’s new book covers Constitutional checks on government power

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. 

Starting this year, underclassmen’s laundry expenses will be covered.

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.

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.