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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Date:
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

Event pick: Acclaimed novelist and journalist Jennifer Egan holds a free reading at Hopkins

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Event pick: Acclaimed novelist and journalist Jennifer Egan holds a free reading at Hopkins
Image via Facebook

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.

Famed Baltimore-Based Investor Pledges $75 Million to JHU Philosophy Dept.

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Bill Miller. Photo via Hopkins Hub.

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.

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