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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...

Demand clogs QCARD

Arts and Science students hoping for a summer free from scholastic stress faced frustrations and problems with online course pre-registration this month.

Students were unable to log on or register for their entire course load, and some lectures and seminars were overfilled.Continue...

Tea Room deal brewing

It’s not often a third-place team wins the grand prize.

But after more than four years of planning, the Engineering Society is on the cusp of getting the go-ahead from administration to open their own coffee shop.

The decision comes after two University food contractors first chose not to run their own service in the same space.Continue...

Residences at maximum capacity

Student residences will be at maximum capacity this year after a surge of requests for on-campus rooms.
Mandy Daniel, manager of admissions for residence and hospitality services, said at the moment, some students who have applied to live in residence will be informed they are receiving “temporary” beds because there are not enough regular beds to go around. Daniel added she is not yet sure how many students will be notified they are getting temporary beds.Continue...

Roadshow roars through Grant Hall

Hosted by Valerie Pringle, the Antiques Roadshow features beautiful treasures from across Canada.

For the Kingston taping, CBC distributed 1,000 pairs of tickets by e-mail on a first come, first served basis. The day was split into two shifts to maximize the number of people gaining entry while minimizing waiting times.Continue...

Stauffer pondering Sodexho café

A few short months after the first ground is broken for the Queen’s Centre, students might be treated to a new service across the street.

Stauffer Library may become home to one of campus food operator Sodexho’s trendier brands—Jazzman’s Café—with the installation of an upscale coffee outlet not seen anywhere else on campus.Continue...

‘Fabulous’ gay grads to wed on TV

When Mischa Bartkow, Comm ’03, went to party it up at Alfie’s four years ago, he never expected the student constable inspecting his ID would be the man he would one day marry on a reality TV show.
Bartkow and Dan Dumsha, ConEd ’03, told the Journal they have been inseparable since then. Engaged for only a week, they finally wed in March on the Global TV program My Fabulous Gay Wedding . The episode will air July 6.Continue...

Ex-AMS prez holds court at OUSA

A former AMS President has been appointed executive director of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA).

Scott Courtice, ArtSci ’02, headed the AMS in 2001-2002.

Students voted in favour of the AMS rejoining the external student lobby group in last year’s winter referendum. Queen’s, a founding member, withdrew in 1995.Continue...

Student dies in Kingston car crash

Greg Hulse, ArtSci ’08, may have chosen to live in Watts Hall for his first year of university, but his family in nearby Hartington was never far from his mind. Back home in Hartington for the summer, Greg commuted to Kingston for his job as a Fort Henry guard. As he was driving home from work last Friday on County Road 38, his northbound Honda crossed the centre line and hit a southbound vehicle head-on. Greg died at the scene. He was 19 years old.Continue...

Mending fences in the Ghetto

After more than six months of research, public consultation and meetings, the Principal’s Task Force on Community Relations has released 13 recommendations to address city-student tensions that came to a head last fall and winter.

The report states the recommendations are “intended to create the conditions for change.”Continue...

Deane appointed VP (Academic)

The size and quality of classes will be one of incoming VP (Academic) Patrick Deane’s top priorities when he begins his new job at the University on July 1.

Deane, currently the vice-president (academic) and provost at the University of Winnipeg will be replacing VP (Academic) Suzanne Fortier.Continue...

Ontario budget highlights

The Ontario government’s $6.2 billion injection into post-secondary education revealed in the May 11 budget will end a period of difficult financial constraints for the University, said VP (Academic) Suzanne Fortier.Continue...

International students seek jobs off-campus

When Kim Wiegand, ArtSci ’07, arrived in Kingston from Minnesota in 2003, the University admissions office told her that her chances of finding work off-campus were next to none, simply because she was an international student. With on-campus employment as her only money-making option, Wiegand applied for a position at the Common Ground during her first year. She said she quickly realized jobs at the University are difficult to secure.Continue...

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