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University history

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
Alternate Hopkins history
Published April 14, 2015
Professor writing a history of Hopkins discusses events that could have changed the shape of the university
A glimpse into Hopkins' past
Published Nov-Dec 2014
Johns Hopkins History Project gets a new virtual home, Hopkins Retrospective / Gazette
An orchard reimagined
Published Sept-Oct 2014
Nine heirloom fruit trees will be planted on Homewood campus in September / Gazette
A tale of two houses
Published Dec 2013
How JHU landed at Homewood rather than at its founder's longtime summer house, Clifton / Gazette