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University history

Name Review Board makes first de-naming recommendation
Published Oct 11, 2023
JHU submits petition seeking to remove the name of Caroline Donovan from endowed English professorship
University history
Piecing together hard history
Published Dec 4, 2021
Johns Hopkins University faculty and others explore the complexities of archival research and scholarship as part of a long-term examination of the institution of slavery and its legacies at universities
Hopkins to honor four pioneering figures from its history
Published Oct 29, 2021
Campus buildings, facilities to be named for Ernest Bates, Florence Bascom, Frederick Scott, and Levi Watkins in recognition of their achievements and contributions to the university
Guidelines for renaming or de-naming campus buildings, programs adopted
Published Oct 27, 2021
Recommendations from a report authored by the Committee to Establish Principles on Naming include the creation of a Name Review Board made up of representatives from across the Hopkins community
Draft guidelines issued for renaming or de-naming campus features
Published April 6, 2021
The Committee to Establish Principles on Naming seeks feedback on its proposals from the Johns Hopkins community
Hopkins Retrospective
Documents prompt reexamination of history of university's founder
Published Dec 9, 2020
Census records and additional research provide evidence that Johns Hopkins was a slaveholder during the mid-1800s, in contrast to the longstanding narrative that he was an early abolitionist whose father freed the family's enslaved people decades earlier
Group to develop guidance for evaluating renaming requests
Published Oct 14, 2020
The work of the Committee to Establish Principles on Naming will shape future decisions about how and whether to alter the names of existing facilities, professorships, scholarships, fellowships, and programs
Women's History Month
'Instruments of change'
Published March 30, 2018
How Hopkins' first female undergraduates found their way
From the archives
Whiskey proposition
Published Aug 11, 2016
In 1920, JHU professor John B. Watson sought 34 gallons of whiskey for 'research for educational purposes'
Screen shots
A guide to Hopkins on film, TV
Published Oct 13, 2015
Homewood campus, Peabody Conservatory, East Baltimore campus have made cameos big and small over the years