George Gulino, JHU: Tuesday, April 26, was primary day across Maryland, with contests deciding each party’s candidates for a range of elected offices. Baltimoreans elected party nominees for spots on the City Council and the Mayoral race. In most cases, especially in the mayoral race, the Democratic candidate for the office is simply assumed to […]Read more "Baltimore Votes in Primary Elections"
Grant Welby, JHU: In January of 2016 Governor Larry Hogan announced an almost unprecedented revitalization plan: the demolition of more than 20 square blocks of vacant Baltimore homes. Coming in at a price tag of $94 million over the next four years ($75 million from the state, $19 million from the city) for just the […]Read more "Demolition 2016: Evaluating Hogan’s C.O.R.E Program"
Alex Sadler, JHU: Last week, five states (Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and our very own Maryland) voted on what is being called Acela Tuesday. A significant day for the Hillary campaign, as former Secretary of State Clinton earned decisive victories in every state but Rhode Island, leading many to believe she finally extinguished the […]Read more "Maryland Votes: The Primaries Come to the Old Bay State"
Griffin Baltz, UMBC: In September 2015, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake decided to not run for re-election in the 2016 mayoral race, citing a need to work on the city’s livelihood in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. Reactions to her announcement ranged from sorrow to relief, but the most striking aspect of her […]Read more "Baltimore Mayoral Race"
Matthew Petti, JHU: April 2016 has been a bad month for Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm. When a source known only as “John Doe” began anonymously sending in terabytes of the firm’s confidential documents, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung realized that they had something on their hands far larger than they could handle. The […]Read more "From Panama City to Inner Harbor"
Keely Herring, JHU: At the fall event of JHU Forums on Race in America, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow was as deep, thought-provoking, and full-of-heart in discussing race and racism in America as his extensive body of literary work would have you believe. On October 28th, Blow, who writes a biweekly column about […]Read more "At JHU Forums on Race in America Event, NYT Columnist Charles Blow Discusses Racism and Systems Failure in the US Today"
Omar Khatib, JHU: Early this spring, newly elected Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan axed the Red Line project, an East-West rail project slated to begin in late 2015. The rail line was meant to run on the East from the Social Security Office through the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, Fells Point, and Canton, and all […]Read more "Baltimore Maglev"
Author: Dana Ettinger, Johns Hopkins University ___________________________________________________________________________________ 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college, largely by people they know. College men also experience sexual assault, at a rate of about 1 in 71. However, colleges and universities nationwide have been letting their students down when it comes to […]Read more "5 Baltimore Universities, 5 Sexual Assault Policies"