Opinions Archive: 2008

Letters to the editors

I thought, based on the approaching season and the recent announcement, I’d write a little something.Continue...

Hashing out Homecoming

Queen’s has a national reputation for attracting some of the best and brightest students.Continue...

Letters to the editors

It is unfortunate that Stephanie St. Clair’s opinion article regarding Queen’s University’s recruitment drive contained errors and omissions about EnCana Corporation that, had Ms. St. Clair contacted us, could have been corrected to provide a more accurate reflection of our company’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility.Continue...

Deciphering campus graffiti

There has been much talk lately about diversity, tolerance and, yes, even racism, on and around the Queen’s campus.Continue...

Letters to the editors

We would like to clarify a few points related to the Draft Statement on Responsible Investing.Continue...

TA/TF union likely ‘ineffective’

There have recently been two separate unionization drives targeting administrative staff and teaching assistants/graduate students (henceforth used interchangeably).Continue...

Letters to the editors

Alternative Jewish Voices is a newly formed group of like-minded members in the Kingston and Queen’s communities.Continue...

For the union makes us strong

Teaching assistants and teaching fellows at Queen’s currently have no collective voice or representation vis-à-vis the University, our employer.Continue...

Letters to the editors

ASUS President Jacob Mantle displayed a terrible lack of judgment and sensitivity to both the impact of his words and the nature of his role as ASUS President when he posted the comment “I like your Taliban picture” to a friend’s photo showing two headscarf-wearing women.Continue...

Is Obama good for Canada?

If Canadians were allowed to vote for President of the United States of America on Tuesday, they would overwhelmingly elect Illinois Senator Barack Obama.Continue...

Letters to the editors

Although I agree with Eveline Traxler that Health Services lacks a sufficient number of available appointments to meet the needs of the student body at Queen’s, I feel allowing medical and nursing students to care for their peers will compromise the integrity of Queen’s Health Services.Continue...

Pefunctory ethics disappoint

In my house we have an ugly, tiny little alcove off our kitchen we use to store all the stuff we don’t know what to do with.Continue...

Letters to the editors

One of our challenges in Career Services is to excite and inform students about what we offer to Queen’s students.Continue...

Signing on to save the earth

Many of you consider yourselves environmentally conscious members of the Queen’s community.Continue...

Letters to the editors

When graduate students are deciding whether to support TAFA, they should ask themselves one question: Do Queen’s employment policies offer teaching assistants (TAs) and teaching fellows (TFs) any meaningful voice in determining their working conditions?Continue...

Career Services not working

While many of you may recognize the words to “Little Boxes,” a song now popularized by the hit show “Weeds,” in truth they reflect the sad reality of the career search frenzy currently underway on campus.Continue...

Letters to the editors

As a former manager of Clark, it does hearten me to see that the pub has been reopened and that there is an obvious commitment by the Engineering Society ($60,000 worth by my count) to ensure it will be open for my 10th Homecoming and beyond.Continue...

Turning down the gift of life

It was a bad idea, I thought to myself, as I stared down at my organ donor card.Continue...

Letters to the editors

During the federal election, virtually no attention has been given to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.Continue...

And the riding goes to...

I was asked to write a commentary on the reasons why you should vote Conservative on October 14th.Continue...

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