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Private university proposal criticized

Lines have been drawn across Ontario following the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ announcement that it intends to allow private universities to be established in the province. In a move which has been toted as the single largest change since the expansion of the post-secondary system in the 1960’s, the plans would allow the establishment of privately-funded degree granting institutions in the province as well as permit Ontario community colleges to offer applied degrees on a pilot project basis.Continue...

Labatt penalized for role in Queen’s keg parties

Labatt’s profile at Queen’s will be lowered next year by sobering sanctions imposed in a recent ruling of the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission. During last fall’s crackdown on keg parties, Kingston Police uncovered involvement by several prominent breweries, including Molson and Sleemans.

While the investigation into Molson’s activities at a party last fall have been dropped for lack of evidence, Sleeman remains under investigation for its role in another Queen’s Homecoming party. To date, Labatt is the only company to be reprimanded by the commission.Continue...

Loan program changes hands

Effective February 28, students who have a government loan will skip their usual visit to the local bank and deal directly with government service bureaus that are currently being developed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (HRDC), the federal ministry that operates the national loans program.Continue...

Residences over-crowded

Members of the class of 2004 who have a permanent residence room are breathing a sigh of relief as they watch some of their new friends spend the first days of residence life in somewhat uncomfortable surroundings. As in years past, the number of students who requested a room in residence has exceeded the number of rooms available, and the university is scrambling to find these students proper housing.Continue...

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