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FREE! Stem Cells: Assessing Cutting Edge Gene Design & Therapies Event – 10/21


A panel of scientists discuss the challenges, promises, hopes, and dangers of stem cell research and the exciting new technologies that have enabled us to explore and even alter the building blocks of life itself. On Wednesday, October 21, join Great Talk and The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, Johns Hopkins University as they present a Special Community Service Event: Stem Cells: Accessing the Cutting Edge Gene Design and Therapies. Starting at 7pm, the event is free and virtual with registration. Click here to register.

Hopkins unveils preliminary plans for Agora Institute

A rendering of the proposed design for Johns Hopkins University’s Agora Institute.

Johns Hopkins students will be able to have coffee in “The Factory” and listen to open-air concerts beneath the “Conversation Cube” when they visit the next major building on the Homewood campus.

Those are nicknames for parts of the planned Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute, an interdisciplinary center targeted for completion in 2022.

Student protesters disrupt Baltimore delegation’s vote on Hopkins police bill

Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

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.

The Hopkins Coalition Against ICE’s walk-out protest in photos

About 200 students at Johns Hopkins University walked out of their classes and marched through several buildings to protest the school’s contract with ICE.

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.

Hopkins releases draft of police bill, and critics already have concerns

Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

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.

Hopkins is buying the Newseum building in D.C.

Photo by David Monack via Wikimedia Commons

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

Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

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

Image via the JHU Disorientation Guide

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

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in 2011, via U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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.

Johns Hopkins 3rd Annual Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive 5K/1-Mile Walk/Run


Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University
111 W. University Pkwy.
Baltimore, MD 21210