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    Hello everyone!

    A grading policy change at Johns Hopkins University has attracted protests from students. If you weren’t aware, JHU was one of a few schools that doesn’t disclose first semester freshmen grades on its transcripts. As a result, employers and graduate schools aren’t able to see these grades and students have had a semester to get acclimated to the rigors of Johns Hopkins.

    The students are protesting because, uh … well … isn’t that what college students do? On a serious note, the students are claiming the grades will cause depression, they didn’t feel included in the policy change discussions and students from non privileged backgrounds may benefit from the semester to adjust. Johns Hopkins has revisited this topic several times over the years and this year’s freshmen have been grandfathered in under the ‘cover’ policy.

    Best of luck with your applications!


    David Petersam
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    Tommy Mars

    Oh noes. How will those precious fragile little darlings survive? LOL at them asking their employers for a six-month employment start without reviews.

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