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The single-sex dorm debate

Twenty-eight years after Queen’s University was established, its doors opened to female students in 1869.

Ban Righ Hall, the first female residence on campus, was built in 1925. But as early as 1900, members of the Alumnae Association rented housing near campus and used it to house women.Continue...

Golden Hawk helps history take flight

Sitting in the cockpit of a shining golden Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) F-86 Sabre 5, I did what anyone else would do. I started fiddling with the dials hoping for something exciting to happen.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dan Dempsey, a Royal Military College graduate with more than 20 years of RCAF service under his belt, showed me around the Golden Hawk, pointing out the features of the 1954 aircraft and keeping me away from others. Like, say, the eject button.Continue...

QPID shoots for projects close to home

When most students think of Clark Hall, they probably think of Friday afternoon Rituals, Golden Words and maybe the Campus Bookstore. Fewer are likely aware the same hallowed halls that house one of Queen’s favorite watering holes are also home to one of the only entirely student-run, non-profit non-governmental, organizations in Canada.Continue...

If X, then Y the gender gap?

It’s no secret women outnumber men at the university level in Canada, and Queen’s is no exception. A quick walk around campus will show this fact, and the statistics will back it up.Continue...

So... what’s cultural studies?

The cultural studies program may be a work in progress, but it wouldn’t rather be anything else. Thanks to provincial government funding and faculty pressure, students interested in culture have have found a true niche at Queen’s. This year marks the program’s addition to the school’s graduate calendar.Continue...

Healthy science

According to the Canadian guidelines for exercise, a leisurely 50-minute walk may be as beneficial to your health as a 30-minute run.

Though I wish I’d read the guidelines before embarrassing myself on the treadmill at the PEC, Robert Ross, an exercise physiologist with the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, said my dreams of walking my way to a wan waist have yet to be empirically supported.Continue...

Progressing Conservatives

“If you’re not a liberal at 20 you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at 40 you have no brain.” This adage, attributed to Winston Churchill, paints a picture of the fickle nature of politics, but also reinforces a familiar stereotype: the hardened, cold-hearted young conservative, the miserly antithesis to a more idealistic liberal youth majority.Continue...

Working to bridge the town-gown gap

When retired civil engineering professor Barry Batchelor moved his family to Collingwood St. from Kingston’s suburban fringe in 1984, most of his neighbours were of the full-time variety—many of them families with young children.Continue...

Frosh week’s forgotten folly

Queen’s is known for its traditions, but it’s likely less known that hazing was once one of them.

In September of 1997, incoming Queen’s students and their parents were met with an early welcome to Queen’s along Hwy. 401. Large signs reading, “Queen’s fathers say goodbye to your daughter’s virginity!” and “Thank you Queen’s parents for dropping off your virgin daughters,” caused controversy on campus and in the national media, leading to widespread criticism regarding the orientation practices.Continue...

Everything must go: S&R closes its doors

As Queen’s students, it’s hard to picture downtown Kingston without many of its beloved shops and restaurants . But, many Queen’s alumni and long-time residents remember Kingston in the 1950s as a different city.Continue...

’Tis the summer of discontent

“I should have brought my resumé,” a frustrated Marc Li said while waiting in line to order at the Starbucks at the corner of Division and Johnson streets.

Li’s prolonged summer job hunt has become a full-time job in itself—without any breaks.Continue...

This summer, the kids are alright

“Oh my God!” my Grade 8 self squeals, “It says ‘ArtSci ’98’ had SEX in this room!”

This particular use of dormitory beds was one of many enlightening experiences—albeit less tasteful than most—I had as a 14 year-old student participating in the E=MC² program at Queen’s in 2002.Continue...

Woolf in Queen’s clothing once more

Having spent time in Kingston as both an undergraduate student and a postdoctoral fellow, Daniel Woolf is no stranger to studying at Queen’s.Continue...

Hollywood’s Canadian content

Wendy Crewson may not be a household name, but chances are you’ve seen her before.Continue...

Centring in on green technologies

One of the hardest parts of progress is getting new technology out of the ivory tower and onto the street.Continue...

Testing the winds

But Erwin said she’s a big supporter of wind power, having spent time working on wind development in the 1970s and 80s.Continue...

The story of a neighbourhood

Stumbling back to the 1840s and strolling across the land currently classified as Aberdeen Street would likely be an experience eerily similar to today.Continue...

Moving mountains for health

Whether it’s scaling the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro or conducting research on global health from her office at Queen’s, Dr. Karen Yeates, a nephrologist at Kingston General Hospital and a Queen’s professor, is working to improve women’s health.Continue...

Farm chores, finance and faculty relations

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane loves his job and, after spending the day in his office, I do too.Continue...

Arousing questions about female sexuality

If you met Meredith Chivers outside a professional function, chances are you’d have a skewed idea of what she does.Continue...

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