“Hopkins is a fairly apolitical place,” writes an anonymous student reviewer on StudentsReview.com “Nearly everyone was working too hard to be politically involved.” Such is the popular stereotype of a school where many students seem to be more preoccupied with their biochem test scores than the wider political landscape.
But despite this pervasive reputation, Hopkins students, faculty, and staff are responding to and engaging with the Occupy protests in a variety of ways. And while some are dismissive (In a recent editorial in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter, student Nash Jenkins scoffs that he’s “smarter than a Wall Street occupier”), others are engaging at a deeper level.
To find out more about what (if anything) the university and the protests have to do with one another, stop by Occupy and the University: A Forum on the #Occupy Movement, which will feature grad students and faculty members from the English, Political Science, and Geography & Environmental Engineering departments; it takes place today, November 1, at 5:30 PM in Levering Hall.
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