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University endeavors to improve student wellness

September 5, 2019

This summer, the University made leadership changes intended to improve student well-being. Alanna Shanahan became vice provost for student affairs on August 12, succeeding Kevin Shollenberger, now the University’s first vice provost for student health ...

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From left to right, University administrators Baker, Shollenberger and Shanahan share visions for the future.

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The University summoned police early Wednesday morning to break up the month long sit-in at Garland Hall. Officers arrested four students and three community members.

Baltimore police arrest students at Garland Hall

May 8, 2019

Baltimore Police officers arrested seven people — including four students — who were part of a month-long sit-in at Garland Hall on Wednesday morning. Students and community members have been holding a sit-in at Garland Hall to protest the creation of a private police force and the University’s contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement since April 3. 


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Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down amid scandal over sales of her children’s book series.

Mayor Catherine Pugh resigns amid corruption investigation

May 4, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned on Thursday, May 2 in light of controversy over sales of her children’s book series, becoming the second Baltimore mayor this decade to step down amid a criminal investigation. She apologized for the damage she has done to the legitimacy of her office and the face of the city in a statement her attorney Steven Silverman delivered at a news conference.


What is the past, present and future of Sharia law?

May 4, 2019

Sharia is a term that often evokes confusion, debate or even outright fear.  “Sharia Today,” Rumee Ahmed, an associate professor of Islamic Law at the University of British Columbia, led a discussion called “Sharia Today,” on Thursday, April 25. It was an event that sought to promote dialogue on the nature of Sharia in the modern era.


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The Student Government Association invited Peter Franchot to campus

State Comptroller Franchot talks private police force at roundtable discussion

May 2, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a policy roundtable with State Comptroller Peter Franchot, who serves as Maryland’s chief financial officer, at Shriver Hall on Wednesday. At the event, Hopkins students from groups including the Black Student Union (BSU); Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC); and SGA’s Policy, Research and Development Commission (PRDC) shared their perspectives on sexual violence, gun violence and mental health on campus and in the Baltimore community. 


Should the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship be renamed?

May 7, 2019

Two and a half years ago, Nathan Connolly, a professor in the History Department, submitted a motion calling on Hopkins administrators to rename the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in light of the former U.S. president’s racist legacy. Connolly — along with the Homewood Faculty Assembly, which voted to support his motion — is still waiting for an answer.

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A bust of Woodrow Wilson sits in Mason Hall.

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Prof. discusses black queer feminist intersectionality

May 3, 2019

Omise’eke Tinsley, an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed pop culture icons and black femme futures at an event titled, “PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive,” this Wednesday in Gilman 388. The presentation was the closing event of the Sex and Slavery Lab at Hopkins.


SGA creates measures for regulating private police

May 3, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their final meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Tuesday in Charles Commons. At the meeting, SGA members passed a resolution calling on the University to provide proof of community support and to hold two public forums before implementing a private police force. 

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Spring Fair 2019 overcomes budget constraints

May 2, 2019

Homewood Campus held its annual Spring Fair this weekend. The event was open to the entire Baltimore community. It kicked off the evening of Thursday, April 25 with fireworks and included a concert headlined by electronic dance music group Cash Cash, other musical performances, vendors, dances, games and a beer garden.


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Hopkins community reflects on Mayor Pugh scandals

May 6, 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s house and offices at City Hall on Thursday. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called on her to resign in a public statement hours later, following the lead of the City Council and the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), a regional organization comprised of University President Ronald J. Daniels and other business and civic leaders.


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Famed civil rights attorneys come to Hopkins to speak to Law Review.

Law Review brings together pre-law community

May 2, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Law Review hosted the first Law Review Gala this Monday. The event featured William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr., a civil rights lawyer and former judge who represented the family of Freddie Gray, and Christina Bostick, the civil rights lawyer who represented the family of Henrietta Lacks. 


The Peabody Institute in Mount Vernon.
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Peabody’s black students report discrimination

April 26, 2019

When Clifton Guidry III, a black Peabody Institute alum, experienced a seizure during orchestra rehearsal as a student, he was met with suspicion.  “Security, instead of seeing if I was having a medical emergency, was trying to ask if I was on any drugs,” Guidry said. “I was just really sick.”


Garland protesters strive to elevate marginalized voices at sit-in

April 25, 2019

For over three weeks, members of the Hopkins and Baltimore community have participated in a sit-in at Garland Hall to protest the proposed private police force and the University’s contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protest was organized by Students Against Private Police (SAPP) and the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE (HCAI). 

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The sit-in at Garland Hall reached its third week on Wednesday, April 24.

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This is the fourth rally held in collaboration with West Wednesdays.

Students rally against ICE, private police force

April 25, 2019

Students, community members and faculty members protested the University’s proposed private police force, its contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police brutality in Baltimore in Wyman Park Dell on Wednesday, April 24. Later, protesters marched to Garland Hall.