Highlighted Speeches, Articles, and Media

October 19, 2020
Helping Hopkins vote As each of us prepares to cast a ballot—an act we cannot take for granted, especially in the face of an ongoing pandemic—Johns Hopkins is here to support you.
September 21, 2020
Welcome to Fall 2020 At this pivotal time in our history—as a University and global community—you have inspired the very best in one another and shown the power of a community that’s centered on creativity, generosity, and compassion.
August 23, 2020
First-year student Convocation 2020 President Daniels officially welcomes the Hopkins Class of 2024 during a virtual Convocation ceremony.

Speeches and Writings

 

2020

Messages

 

Helping Hopkins vote October 19, 2020
Update on Johns Hopkins University finances October 15, 2020
JHU launches $6 million Innovation Fund for Community Safety 2020 September 30, 2020
Welcome to Fall 2020 September 21, 2020
Report addresses COVID pandemic’s effects on JHU junior faculty August 13, 2020
Administration reverses restrictions on international student visas July 14, 2020
Johns Hopkins files federal lawsuit in support of international students July 10, 2020
Advancing equity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins July 8, 2020
Johns Hopkins condemns racist act near campus July 3, 2020
Plans for this fall’s undergraduate experience June 30, 2020
Juneteenth time for reflection; University closes at noon June 17, 2020
Planning for fall and beyond June 16, 2020
Solidarity and reimagining public safety June 12, 2020
Planning for our future June 5, 2020
Johns Hopkins stands in solidarity against racism and inequity May 31, 2020
JHU 2020 Planning May 5, 2020
Details on the financial implications of COVID-19 for the university April 21, 2020
Financial implications of COVID-19 for JHU April 21, 2020
Our work continues April 7, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Remote classes to continue for full semester March 18
Your commencement March 18
COVID-19: Hopkins stands together March 15, 2020
Update: Classes cancelled, resume online no later than March 23 March 10, 2020

Speeches

First-year student Convocation 2020 August 23, 2020
Johns Hopkins University’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony May 21, 2020
Scholars at Risk 2020 Global Congress March 26, 2020
Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting January 3, 2020

Writings

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine: Universities’ Vital Role in the Pandemic Response COVID-19 Special Edition
Baltimore Sun op-ed: Coronavirus plea from Johns Hopkins: please take social distancing seriously to save lives March 24, 2020
The Atlantic: Why We Ended Legacy Admissions at Johns Hopkins January 18, 2020

 

2019

Messages

Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings October 18, 2019
Welcome back September 9, 2019
Supporting our International Scholars and Students July 9, 2019
Johns Hopkins to Acquire Iconic Building in Washington, D.C. January 25, 2019

Speeches

SAIS 75th Anniversary Celebration October 24, 2019
Freshman Convocation 2019 August 28, 2019
Bringing Johns Hopkins to New York Alumni Gathering June 6, 2019
Johns Hopkins University’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony May 23, 2019

Writings

Washington Post op-ed: It’s colleges’ job to train citizens. Higher education isn’t rising to the challenge. December 29, 2019
Baltimore Sun op-ed: ‘Proud not only to be in Baltimore, but of Baltimore’ July 29, 2019
Issues: Securing the Future of the US Biomedical Research Workforce Winter 2019
Washington Post Commentary: Central European University is a remarkable school. It should stay in Hungary. January 22, 2019

 

2018

Messages

Historic $1.8 Billion Gift from Alum Michael R. Bloomberg for Undergraduate Financial Aid November 18, 2018
Announcing a New Johns Hopkins Building Named in Honor of Henrietta Lacks October 6, 2018
Share your input on efforts to support diversity at JHU October 2, 2018
A message from President Daniels to students on the humanities September 7, 2018
Welcome back 2018 September 4, 2018

Speeches

Rising to the Challenge Campaign Close October 11, 2018
Reinventing Our Communities: Investing In Opportunity October 1, 2018
Freshman Convocation 2018 August 29, 2018
Disrupting Polarization: The Work of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute June 20, 2018
Johns Hopkins University’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony May 24, 2018
Race and Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50 February 28, 2018

Writings

Issues: Knee-Capping Excellence Winter 2018
Washington Post Commentary: Please, students, take that ‘impractical’ humanities course. We will all benefit. September 14, 2018

Media

From JAMA: Supporting the Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers June 14, 2018
From The Guardian: Gentrify or die? Inside a university’s controversial plan for Baltimore April 18, 2018
From the New York Times: A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy January 16, 2018

 

2017

Messages

JHU response to DACA decision September 6, 2017
Message from President Daniels on the executive order on immigration February 1, 2017
JHU closely monitoring immigration actions January 28, 2017

Speeches

Freshman Convocation 2017 August 31, 2017
Johns Hopkins University’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony May 24, 2017

Writings

Science: A new data effort to inform career choices in biomedicine December 15, 2017

Media

President Daniels in The Globe and Mail: ‘Keep surgically focused on your highest priorities’ November 6, 2017
The Washington Post talks with President Daniels about the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute June 27, 2017
From the Washington Post: Hopkins hires hundreds in Baltimore, seeking to strengthen community March 9, 2017
‘Times Higher Education’ looks at the university as pillar of the community February 9, 2017

 

2016

Messages

JHU and undocumented U.S. residents at the university December 19, 2016
Update on diversity and inclusion at JHU September 16, 2016
Johns Hopkins’ commitment to Baltimore April 13, 2016
BLocal pledges to expand economic opportunities April 4, 2016

Speeches

Freshman Convocation 2016 August 31, 2016
Johns Hopkins University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony May 18, 2016
Bloomberg~Kimmel Cancer Immunotherapy Institute Announcement March 29, 2016
Rising to the Challenge Celebration Event March 3, 2016
Global Competitiveness Forum January 26, 2016

Writings

BloombergView Commentary: A Better Way to Help U.S. Victims of Free Trade December 2, 2016
Washington Post Commentary: Allowing guns on campus will invite tragedies, not end them October 21, 2016
Baltimore Business Journal Commentary: STEM education key to city’s future June 23, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education Commentary: Free the Public Universities May 5, 2016
BloombergView Commentary: To Save State Universities, Free Them From the States April 11, 2016
Baltimore Sun Commentary: A commitment to ‘BLocal’ in Baltimore April 7, 2016

Media

‘The Economist’ looks at the challenging history and strengthening future of Hopkins and Baltimore September 2, 2016
Aspen Ideas Festival July 2, 2016
Milken Institute Global Conference May 3, 2016

 

2015

Messages

President Daniels on the Black Student Forum December 3, 2015
Diversity at Hopkins November 13, 2015
Our commitment to Baltimore September 3, 2015
New sexual misconduct policy August 19, 2015
Announcing a Ten by Twenty progress report and the Idea Lab March 10, 2015
A message on innovation and entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins March 4, 2015
Announcing new Catalyst and Discovery Awards for faculty January 27, 2015

Speeches

Freshman Convocation 2015 August 27, 2015
President Daniels confirms “deep and unwavering commitment” to Baltimore June 22, 2015
Johns Hopkins University’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony May 21, 2015

Media

Daniels speaks about HopkinsLocal on Dan Rodricks’ Roughly Speaking podcast November 10, 2015
In MSNBC appearance, Daniels discusses Johns Hopkins’ efforts to strengthen Baltimore November 6, 2015

 

2014

Messages

Message on alcohol issues August 19, 2014
Johns Hopkins releases self-study report April 30, 2014

Speeches

Johns Hopkins University Leadership Summit October 17, 2014
Dean’s Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response October 14, 2014
Freshman Convocation 2014 August 27, 2014
University of Toronto Convocation June 6, 2014
Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2014 May 22, 2014

Writings

Wall Street Journal Commentary: How to Reverse the Graying of Scientific Research March 4, 2014

Media

President Daniels performs with Masti student dance group April 23, 2014

 

2013

Messages

Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science November 4, 2013
Welcome back 2013 September 3, 2013

Speeches

International Conference on Family Planning November 12, 2013
Freshman Convocation 2013 September 2, 2013
Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 May 23, 2013
Rising to the Challenge Campaign Launch May 4, 2013
Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America January 14, 2013

 

2012

Messages

An Identity Initiative for Johns Hopkins University November 30, 2012
President’s Day of Service: Thank you October 31, 2012
Announcing the HCPI Report September 27, 2012
Welcome back 2012 September 4, 2012

Speeches

HCPI Press Conference December 6, 2012
Leadership Summit October 19, 2012
Freshman Convocation 2012 September 2, 2012
Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2012 May 24, 2012
Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center Dedication April 12, 2012

 

2011

Messages

Welcome back 2011 September 6, 2011
Johns Hopkins and the East Baltimore Community School August 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins and Baltimore May 5, 2011
Message on the crisis in Japan March 16, 2011
On the Soul of Johns Hopkins March 2, 2011

Speeches

Johns Hopkins OUTList Launch Celebration October 11, 2011
Leaders + Legends, Carey Business School | Video September 20, 2011
Freshman Convocation 2011 September 19, 2011
Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2011 May 26, 2011
Rising to the Challenge, San Francisco April 16, 2011
Joint Degree Signing, Peabody and Yong Siew Toh Conservatories March 9, 2011

 

2010

Messages

Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools March 12, 2010
Johns Hopkins promotes plan for sustainable, healthy environment March 11, 2010

Speeches

Rededication of Gilman Hall October 23, 2010
Johns Hopkins University Volunteer Summit October 22, 2010
Freshman Convocation 2010 August 29, 2010
Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2010 May 27, 2010
Reds Wolman Memorial April 11, 2010

 

2009

Messages

Letter to the Johns Hopkins community March 2, 2009

Speeches

Installation Address of President Ron Daniels September 8, 2009
Freshman Convocation 2009 August 20, 2009
Morning Commencement Speech May 21, 2009
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony May 20, 2009
Dedication of the Founders’ Wall Celebration Dinner May 2, 2009