News Archive: 2016

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Decision to cancel all TAPS socials for the year reversed

On Dec. 4, The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) ended a tumultuous semester for their service on a high note — with a reversal of a previous AMS Board decision, which cancelled any socials for the year, and what Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker called a “well-deserved” afternoon.Continue...

Board of Trustees addresses racism, strategic framework and student needs

On Friday, Dec. 2 the Queen’s Board of Trustee’s commenced their quarterly meeting in Richardson Hall with an address from Principal Daniel Woolf on the issues of racism facing campus in recent weeks.Continue...

Dec. 1 AMS Assembly recap

During a contentious three-hour meeting of AMS assembly, which included a debate over altering the restrictions placed on Speaker Palmer Lockridge, several other new policies were discussed.Continue...

Eligibility alteration for AMS Speaker divides student leaders

AMS Assembly devolved into heated debate and accusations of personal bias on Dec. 1 when a motion arose that could potentially affect the upcoming January executive elections — namely, the eligibility of AMS Speaker Palmer Lockridge.Continue...

Students protest admin response to campus party

As Senate members and visitors entered Robert Sutherland Hall for their monthly meeting on Nov. 29, they were welcomed at the front doors by a crowd of students holding signs that read “my culture is not a costume” and “institutional silence is violence” among others.Continue...

Senate votes to take immediate action

While entering through the front-door of Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s senators were confronted head-on with issues of diversity on campus during their Tuesday meeting.Continue...

You can be unconsciously racist, McMaster expert says

“Denial of racism is also racism,” McMaster Assistant Professor, Ameil Joseph said.Continue...

Senate consults with Fall Term Break Task Force following contentious debate

Following a contentious discussion regarding diversity at Queen’s at this Tuesday’s meeting, Senate returned to it’s regular business.Continue...

Three members of the Provost's team accept re-appointment

A Gazette article last Friday announced that three members of Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Benoit-Antoine Bacon’s senior leadership team have accepted reappointments.Continue...

ITS Services warns of email phishing attempt

Last Thursday, ITS Services issued a warning regarding a phishing attempt on thousands of Queen’s email accounts.Continue...

Principal Woolf issues statement about off-campus party

On Monday evening, Principal Daniel Woolf issued a public statement on his blog, concluding that no formal punitive process will be undertaken through the Queen’s Student Code of Conduct.Continue...

ASUS Faculty Board Meeting discusses campus racism

On Nov. 25, the Arts and Science Faculty Board modified their regular business to pass a two-part motion in response to the week’s events on campus, and issues raised around race and racism.Continue...

Break in to Student Life Centre results in theft of master keys

Friday morning upon coming into work, AMS staff discovered that the Student Life Centre (SLC) in the JDUC had been broken into overnight and a pair of master keys — with access to the whole building — were stolen.Continue...

Former BISC students discuss incidents of sexual misconduct

Every year, over 5,000 km away from Queen’s main campus in Herstmonceux, England, more than a hundred first year students begin their studies at Queen’s Bader International Study Center (BISC) with the same excitement as any first year students. During the 2014-15 academic year, however, the first two months alone would offer a very different experience.Continue...

Queen’s student called racial slur downtown

Two weeks ago, an incident of hate speech occurring on Princess Street and towards a Queen’s student was reported to Kingston Police.Continue...

Gummo named as 2017 Rhodes Scholar

“Policy interests me as a tool for change,” Claire Gummo, ArtSci ’16, said.Continue...

Students raise upward of $3,000 during Christmas Wish fundraiser

For someone who comforts students in their free time as a hobby, Carly Robertson is even more cheerful than usual. “I was like WHOAAAAAAAA! WOWW! That’s fast!” she wrote to The Journal.Continue...

Senate modifies policy on student withdrawals and non-academic misconduct

At the Nov. 1 meeting of the Queen’s Senate, policy surrounding the governing body’s involvement within non-academic misconduct was formally revised and passed. This policy dictates the response to any student caught violating the Student Code of Conduct.Continue...

Canadian Senator offers advice to Queen’s students

After serving more than thirty years in the Canadian Senate, Anne Cools knows politics.Continue...

Second year Economics students dies in motor vehicle accident

On Nov. 23, the Queen’s Gazette informed the Queen’s community of the death of Rachel (Wei Yu) Zhang, a second-year student from China, who died as a result of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident in Markham, Ontario on Nov. 18.Continue...

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