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Eid Suleman gave attendees a firsthand account of his experiences.

Palestinian activist discusses life under military occupation

April 4, 2019

Eid Suleman, a Palestinian activist, discussed his experiences of life under Israeli occupation in Umm al-Khair, a city in Area C, the part of the West Bank that is under Israeli military and civil control. Suleman addressed the relationship between the Palestinian residents of Area C, the Israeli Civil Administration and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Suleman fights against home demolitions by conducting international speaking tours and creating multimedia artwork. J Street U, a student group advocating for a peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hosted the event.


Boots Riley connects U.S. capitalism to poverty

April 4, 2019

Filmmaker and activist Boots Riley spoke at the Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) in Shriver Hall on Tuesday. Riley, who directed the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You, discussed the intersectionality between poverty, capitalism and racism — stressing the importance of social justice.

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Boots Riley, the director of Sorry to Bother You, spoke at FAS.

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Robert Kelleman, the founder of Baltimore History and Culture led the tour.

Walking tour participants explore history of slavery

April 4, 2019

Baltimore History and Culture and Underground Railroad Tours co-hosted a walking tour titled, “Slavery, The Underground Railroad and Emancipation in Baltimore,” on Saturday, March 30 at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.


Speaker addresses rising anti-Semitism in the 21st century

April 4, 2019

Hopkins American Student Partnership for Israel (HAPI) hosted an event called, “Benjamin Anthony: Antisemitism in the 21st Century,” on Tuesday in the The Smokler Center for Jewish Life. Anthony, a reservist in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), discussed personal experiences with anti-Semitism in his youth in England and his views on the state of Israel, of which he is now a citizen. Anthony is also the founder and director of Our Soldiers Speak, a nonprofit organization devoted to sending Israeli soldiers to speak to foreign audiences.

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The Hopkins American Student Partnership for Israel invited Benjamin Anthony to campus.

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Lee and Chen are working to bring free menstrual health products to Homewood campus.

Students demand more accessible menstrual products

March 28, 2019

While menstruation is a normal and regular bodily process, restrooms on the Homewood Campus do not provide menstrual products — a necessity for around half the population. To address this, juniors Chanel Lee and Bridget Chen founded the student group Wings to bring free and accessible menstrual products to campus.


J-Cards are accessible on students’ cell phones

March 28, 2019

The University announced on Thursday that it will offer students the option to add their campus identification cards, J-Cards, to their Apple Wallet. Students can now use their iPhones or Androids in any instance where they would traditionally use their J-Card.


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The Voices of Color event focused on mental health and wellness.

Hopkins hosts dialogue on mental health for women of color

March 28, 2019

The Office of Women and Gender Resources, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Alumni Relations co-hosted the second annual “Voices of Color: A Dialogue with Hopkins Women” event on Wednesday. While last year’s participants engaged in a general discussion between women, alumni and students of color, this year’s theme focused specifically on mental health. 


Legislators further amend private police force bill

March 28, 2019

The Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates voted 13-8 to approve legislation that would authorize Hopkins to create a private police force. Committee members advanced the bill on Thursday, March 21 after passing several amendments to the legislation.

Maryland legislators voted to make amendments to the police force bill.

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Conference explores threats to liberal democracy

March 28, 2019

The Renew Democracy Initiative and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute co-hosted Reawakening the Spirit of Democracy, a conference which aimed to analyze threats to liberal democracy and propose solutions. 


Embrace Baltimore Conference explores income inequality in schools

March 28, 2019

Baltimore entrepreneurs and social innovators came to the Carey Business School on Saturday to present their work to students and community members at the 2019 Net Impact Conference: Embrace Baltimore. Speakers included Elizabeth Nix, an associate professor in the division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies at the University of Baltimore, and Rhonda Richetta, a principal at City Springs Elementary/Middle School. The Carey Net Impact chapter hosted the conference.

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Baltimore entrepreneurs and social innovators gathered at the conference

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Hopkins dining announced that there will be more food options over breaks.

How does Hopkins assist food-insecure students?

March 28, 2019

Hopkins Dining announced that starting this semester, dining halls will provide expanded options during spring, fall and Thanksgiving breaks in an effort to support both food-insecure students and those staying in Baltimore over breaks. Eventually, the University plans on providing dining options during all breaks when residence halls are open. 


SGA discusses new logo, revised voting system

April 9, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed the new student center task force at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. They also passed an amendment to the Committee on Student Elections (CSE) constitution that will change the vote counting system for future SGA elections.


Construction on Saint Paul Street begins this week

March 28, 2019

University officials announced in a schoolwide email on Monday that construction will begin this week on the two blocks of St. Paul Street between 31st and 33rd Street. They expect that the construction, referred to as the Charles Village Streetscape project, will be completed by December 2019. 

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Scholars explore religion and art in Baltimore

March 28, 2019

Humanities in the Village, an ongoing series of workshops at Bird in Hand, hosted a discussion titled “Religion and Inequality in Baltimore” on Monday. Harold Morales, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University led the discussion. He was joined by Amy Landau, the former director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic, South and Southeast Asian art at the Walters Art Museum.