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Health Services moves to family plan

Both first-year and returning students will be greeted with new documents to sign and a package of information to read upon their first visit to Health Services this school year.

Health, Counselling and Disability Services, located in the LaSalle Building, made the decision to adopt a ‘Family Health Group’ (FHG) model over the summer.Continue...

Downtown business is booming

A sharp increase in Nalgene water bottle sales heralds the return of students, according to staff working at downtown camping and wilderness store Trailhead. It’s one of many notable signs that almost 15,000 students are once again descending upon Kingston eager to fill their bellies, furnish their homes and clothe their bodies.Continue...

Weekend continues charges in Ghetto

Students continued to get ticketed by the police the weekend before school started, raking in a total of 35 charges from Thursday to Sunday nights.

Kingston police spokesperson Mike Weaver said the number was a marked decrease from the 77 tickets handed out over the course of three nights at the start of Orientation Week.Continue...

Frosh canvass city for charity

When a father in need called out to the community last week, students from the class of 2009 answered with $26,000 in donations from Shinerama.

Brian Childerhose, vice-president of the Kingston chapter of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, made an emotional appeal Saturday morning to the large group.Continue...

Girls Gone Wild tour skips Kingston

A campus and community bracing for an X-rated film company’s visit to Kingston can put its mind at ease.

Mantra Films Inc., the producers of Girls Gone Wild, completed a Canadian tour this month without making an anticipated stop in the city.Continue...

A slow pole climb for Sci ’09

As a tired but undefeated crowd broiled under Sunday’s hot sun, Matt Stanyon, Sci ’09, scaled the human tower, stretching his lanky frame to grasp a tightly-nailed-on tam. Getting a good grip, Stanyon dangled from the top of the Grease Pole, using his body weight as leverage to yank it from side to side. At the last moment, he secured some necessary support under his feet, successfully ripping off a large piece and ending the faculty of applied science’s annual challenge.Continue...

News In Brief

University professor Hugh Segal has been appointed to the Canadian Senate as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. The appointment, announced on Aug. 2, is another accolade for the professor, who was named to the Order of Canada in 2003.Continue...

Server failure forces AMS to unveil website early

A hot summer and aging equipment has prompted the early arrival of a new AMS website.

Although the student government’s myams.org website was completely redesigned in the summer of 2004, another new website had been in the works and was quickly made available online in early August due to the unexpected failure of the web server.Continue...

Curling club makes way for Queen’s Centre

One of the last major hurdles in the construction of the Queen’s Centre was cleared in August, when the University and the Royal Kingston Curling Club struck a deal to relocate the club to a new facility on Days Road.Continue...

University offers relief to Katrina’s student survivors

Queen’s will join several other Canadian universities in extending a helping hand to university students affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The University announced Wednesday that special consideration for admission will be given to students unable to return to hard-hit campuses in the states affected by the storm.Continue...

Frosh call crowded residences home

One of the first things Christine Moreland, ArtSci ’09, did when she arrived in residence Sunday was to arrange the furniture in her res room so she and her two roommates would each have their own corner.

Moreland is one of 250 students living in “temporary space” in residences this year due to overcrowding. Her triple room in Victoria Hall was once a common room.

Moreland said she’s glad she’s not living in one of the two economy doubles on her floor.Continue...

New student bus route rides into town

Students looking to get fit or pick up some groceries further afield now have a new bus route to help them get to popular downtown destinations.

A special bus on Route #18, named the Student Circuit, will start transporting students from various areas in the Ghetto towards Kingston’s downtown core on Monday, Sept. 12.Continue...

Billy Talent to play Homecoming

In an effort to stem the popularity of large-scale Saturday night street parties this Homecoming, the University has teamed up with the AMS to throw a new, first-time event that aims to move partying back on campus.Continue...

After-hours childcare canned

Students needing evening and weekend childcare will be without any form of service or funding on campus this fall, after the AMS Board of Directors cancelled the AMS After-Hours Childcare (AHC) service during the Board’s July 23 to 24 meeting.Continue...

Students racking up charges in Ghetto

Drunken revelry during Orientation Week is getting students into trouble with the law.

Over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 66 students were charged by Kingston Police for liquor licence act violations in the Ghetto.

Main Campus Residents’ Council also decided to end its video dance party early on Tuesday night after StuCons expressed concern over the number of intoxicated frosh at the designated dry event.Continue...

Benefactor charged with fraud

David Radler, MBA ’67, is due to appear in an Illinois court on Sept. 15 to enter a plea on seven counts of fraud for allegedly fraudulently diverting more than $32 million from the U.S.-based Hollinger newspaper holding company. Radler authorized the U.S. government to disclose in a statement that he is cooperating with the investigation and expects to enter a guilty plea.Continue...

Tim’s gets fresh in BioSci

Biology students craving a double double before class won’t have to walk very far come September.

A new full-service Tim Hortons is being installed in the BioSciences Complex, replacing the former BioSci Deli.Continue...

AMS gives services summer facelift

Over the summer, several services in the JDUC have gone under the AMS knife for a nip and tuck.

“The changes are so different,” Jenn Hirano, AMS VP (operations), said of the student life centre. “It is really exciting and it will be more relevant to students.”Continue...

$25.5 M contribution still up for debate

In March, more than 845 students filled Grant Hall to participate in the historic decision for current and future students to financially back the construction of the new $230 million student life and athletics centre. Students voted overwhelmingly in favour of the establishment of a mandatory $71 fee to collect the cash.Continue...

Solar vehicle races from Texas to Calgary

Just when the Queen’s solar vehicle team seemed to be in luck, fate—in the form of a pothole—reared its head.

Their two-seater solar car, Ultraviolet, snapped off a wheel on rough pavement near Omaha, Neb., in last week’s North American Solar Challenge.

But within five hours of the accident, the wheel was reattached and the car was back on the road, said Chris Marriage, the team’s mechanical manager.Continue...

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