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Welcoming the Class of 2026

More than 1,300 members of the Class of 2026 and their transfer student peers received a formal welcome Sunday evening at the university's annual Convocation ceremony. In his remarks, JHU President Ron Daniels advised the new students to suppress the urge to hide who they are in order to fit in: "When you don a metaphorical mask, or self-censor to reflect someone else's image of the person they think you should be, you deprive this community, our university—of which you are now and forever a part—of being shaped by the vital contributions that you and you alone can make to our collective life."



Another banner year

More than 100 first-year students submitted designs for their class banner; the winning design, created by Krieger School student Linh Pham, will hang in the MSE Library. Class banners for 2023, 2024, and 2025 are on the Alumni Association website. Want to throw it way back? Visit the class banner archive on Flickr.

IN other news  

Democracy Day

'Young people are not just our future, but our right now'

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, JHU President Ron Daniels, and expert faculty discuss the value of democracy, as well as threats to it, during the university's second annual Democracy Day



Summer incubator fast-tracks student startups

The resources and support provided by FastForward U as part of its inaugural summer incubator offer students a chance to live and breathe their startup ideas on a full-time basis


Men's Lacrosse

'Fate of a Sport'

On the eve of the U.S. debut of his documentary Fate of a Sport, former Blue Jay All-American and Academic All-American Paul Rabil, A&S ’08, pictured at right with director Michael Doneger, A&S ’08, reflects on his time at JHU in a letter for the Hopkins community published by

Hopkins in the News  

The Washington Post

Online creators are de facto therapists for millions. It’s complicated.

Ideally, social media apps should be one item in a collection of mental health resources, says Jodi Miller, a researcher at the School of Education who studies the relationships among young people, technology and stress. "Young people need evidence-based sources of information outside the internet, from parents and schools," Miller says.



JHU economist predicts ‘whopper’ of a recession in 2023

Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics in the Whiting School, argues that a major economic downturn is inevitable owing to the U.S. money supply soaring and stagnating. "We will have a recession because we’ve had five months of zero M2 growth, money supply growth, and the Fed isn’t even looking at it,” he says. 


Sept. 14

Supporting America's Schoolchildren

JHU hosts a live expert briefing focused on innovative approaches for redressing the impact of social inequality and the pandemic on learning loss, preventing dropouts and absenteeism, and delivering school-based health care to address health disparities registration required


Sept. 8

Health Equity Discussion Group

Sponsored by the Society of Black Alumni, this virtual conversation at noon features panelists Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore City’s first African American female public health commissioner, and Joshua Scharfstein, Bloomberg School of Public Health vice dean for public health practice and community engagement professor of the practice; registration required