Chanting “No justice, no peace! No private police!,” student protesters this afternoon interrupted a vote by the city’s House delegation on whether to endorse a bill to give Johns Hopkins University its own police force.
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About 200 students walked out of classes at Johns Hopkins University to protest the school’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Students, joined by local activists, marched through the grounds and into university buildings.
All photos by J.M. Giordano.
Johns Hopkins University today released a draft of the Maryland General Assembly bill that would give the college its own police force, with officers patrolling properties owned or leased by the school and the department answering to an accountability board made up of students, faculty, staff and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the three main campuses.
According to the text of the bill, officers would have “primary responsibility” for theft, burglary and motor vehicle taking, all Category 1 offenses under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Johns Hopkins University is buying the Newseum building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., with an eye toward consolidating its academic programs in the nation’s capital.
The Washington Post was first to report the story.
Sexual assault reports nearly tripled at Hopkins last year, and burglaries, fondling and other incidents climbed as well
In a far more severe increase than in previous years, reported sexual assaults rose by 181 percent last year at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. The school also logged sizable upticks in incidents such as rape and fondling.
Inside the JHU Disorientation Guide, the student-penned publication poking holes in the Hopkins veneer
Last week, a few dozen students, professors and community members with children in tow gathered in front of the Milton Eisenhower Library on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus as part of an “Anti-ICE Protest and Playdate,” to call attention to the university’s ongoing contract with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Kids sat on the sidewalk coloring, playing and shaking noisemakers–just being kids–beneath a banner that read “Families Belong Together,” as speakers laid out their resolute demands.
Petition calls on Hopkins to end partnership with ICE, citing agency’s ‘brutal’ immigration policies
For the last nine years, Johns Hopkins University has partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other public agencies and associations on training programs within the School of Education, in a program called the Division of Public Safety Leadership. Now, citing ICE’s deportation and detention policies under the Trump administration, students, faculty, alumni and community members are calling on Hopkins to end the partnership immediately.
Jennifer Egan, whose 2011 novel “A Visit from the Goon Squad” took home a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, has a new book out called “Manhattan Beach,” and she’ll be reading from it tonight at Johns Hopkins University.
The Hopkins philosophy program is getting a massive boost from a famous investor who attributes his success on Wall Street to his philosophy education at the Baltimore university.