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CAS Student Shoutout

Meet junior, Gnagna Sy! She is the vice-president of the JHU Black Student Union, as well as the tech master for Temps D’Afrique Dance Troupe! Gnagna is a Biomedical Engineering […]

Congratulations Shaniah Canterbury!

Shaniah Canterbury, a first year majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology and Africana Studies, will be sponsored by CAS as one of the students in […]