Our Plan to Initiate Meaningful Change at Hopkins
The following is my letter to the community regarding the killing of George Floyd.
We did it!
#TBT to some of the activities our students participated in last weekend. Chess Haven event organized by Jake and George Wang ‘20, fencing championships for some of our talented student athletes, and an incredible HDA production of Spamalot...just another Saturday at Hopkins!
Ms. Silk can usually be found helping students, welcoming visitors, giving out mints and managing the front desk in Baldwin, but today our community got to see her on the court competing with other faculty and staff members against this year’s IMBL champions. Look at that shot!! Thanks to all the players for a great game this morning.
I’m not used to seeing folks hanging out on the patio in February, but these students certainly seem to be enjoying it! (As do their friends on the bench #zoomin)
I had a great time cheering on the Hopkins Ski Racing team today at their last race of the season with the Connecticut Interscholastic Ski League. We may not be getting many snow days this year, but these student athletes have found a way to make the best of it!
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! It’s fitting that just yesterday we honored Dr. Jean Bennett '72 DPH as our 2020 Distinguished Alumna. Jean is a molecular geneticist who developed the first gene therapy approved for use in humans. Yesterday, she visited campus to receive the honor, to share her story with the community, and to work with students in the classroom. Thank you, Jean for your incredible work in improving the lives of so many people. And, thank you for coming to Hopkins yesterday and for inspiring future generations of pioneers in the field of science and medicine.
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a champion of courage, compassion, and equality.