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Queen's to lose 79 Saudi students

After recent diplomatic tensions between Canada and Saudi Arabia, 79 international students studying at Queen’s will be returning home before the fall term begins.Continue...

Botterell renovation nearly $2 million overbudget

Following the recommendation of the Capital Assets and Finance Committee, the Board of Trustees approved a $1.9 million budget increase for the ongoing renovation of Botterell Hall on May 11.

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Tea Room under renovations to promote sustainability

The Tea Room is currently undergoing renovations to increase environmental sustainability.

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Environmental group launches initiative for plastic-free campus

Last Monday, the Society for Conservation Biology Kingston Chapter [SCB] launched a petition asking Queen’s to transition into a plastic-free campus.Continue...

AMS, University not consulted on location of new provincial pot store

The AMS and the University weren’t consulted on the location of the new Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), set to open this fall.Continue...

The Journal finalist for Fraser MacDougall Prize

Queen’s student newspaper is a finalist for the 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting.Continue...

News in Brief: Month of July

Gord Edgar Downie Pier officially opens; Innovation & Wellness Centre to be named Mitchell Hall; AMS Human Resources Director resigns; Police confirm sexual assault investigation in University DistrictContinue...

Two students launch bid to unseat Stroud in Sydenham

Two Queen’s students have launched campaigns to unseat Sydenham District City Councillor Peter Stroud in the upcoming municipal election.

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What you need to know about Queen’s new budget

This month, Queen’s Board of Trustees approved the University’s 2018-19 operating budget to tackle faculty recruitment, research and a growing pension solvency deficit.

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Queen’s alum appointed Ambassador for Climate Change

On World Environment Day, Queen’s alum Patricia Fuller became Canada’s next Ambassador for Climate Change.Continue...

Walkhome app set to launch mid-August

In August, Walkhome will release its first ever app, available for iPhones and Androids, allowing students to request walks with the touch of a button.Continue...

University faces lawsuit over residence sexual assaults

After a series of alleged sexual assaults in Victoria Hall residence rooms, a former Queen’s student is taking legal action to hold the University vicariously liable.Continue...

Kingston Pride Parade marches down Princess Street

On June 16, Kingston’s LGBTQ+ community gathered in McBurney Park to celebrate Pride Day and march down Princess Street for the city’s annual Pride Parade.

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University launches new certificate in Mohawk language and culture

On June 21, the University announced the launch of a new certificate in Mohawk language and culture for Tyendinaga community members.Continue...

Clubs office to perform bi-weekly space audits

Starting this fall, the Queen’s Clubs office will be performing bi-weekly space audits of club space to ensure groups cooperate with regulations.Continue...

Trial ends for murder of Queen’s alum Mark Ernsting

On June 15, 24-year-old Calvin Nimoh was sentenced to life imprisonment without eligibility for parole after he was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Queen’s alum Dr. Mark Ernsting.Continue...

Three new members join Board of Trustees

On June 21, Queen’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of three new members whose three-year terms began June 1.Continue...

News in Brief: Month of June

Following recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation task force, Four Directions is under construction for expansion and revitalization. The centre will be reopening this fall; On June 20, the City of Kingston announced this year’s Civic Awards recipients.Continue...

Street party ticketing will send students to court

Students ticketed in the University District during major street party periods will now wind up in front of a judge and be subject to Non-Academic Misconduct (NAM).Continue...

Doug Ford makes campaign stop in Kingston

At a routine campaign stop in Kingston on Sunday afternoon, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford evaded a pointed question posed to him by The Journal regarding his plan for tuition affordability and how he would fund it.Continue...

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