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Street preachers arrested on Queen’s campus to appear in court this week

The two street preachers who were arrested near campus in January will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on Thursday morning.

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Student details incident of sexual harassment in Stauffer Library

Around 11 p.m. on Friday in Stauffer Library, a female student and her friend were disrupted from their studies when a male sexually harassed them.

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National Student Walkout in support of Wet’suwet’en scheduled for Wednesday

Queen’s students will stage a class walkout at noon on Wednesday in support of Wet’suwet’en opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

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Online fundraiser for Steve Boyd reaches nearly $3,000

A GoFundMe page to support recently-fired cross country Coach Steve Boyd was launched on Feb. 28. At the time of publication, it had raised nearly $3,000.

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Sexual assault trial for former Queen’s student underway

Former Queen’s student Taylor Haas appeared in Kingston’s superior court last week in an ongoing trial for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in 2018.

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Campus Wellbeing Framework draft up for review

After six months of consultations with students, staff, and faculty, a draft of Campus Wellbeing Framework—an assessment of how Queen’s fares on questions of health and wellness—is ready for the community’s review.

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Queen’s Journal Volume 148 Editor in Chief elected

Raechel Huizinga, The Queen’s Journal ’s current news editor, was elected the publication’s 148 th editor in chief on Feb. 12.Continue...

Athletes stage Richardson Hall sit-in to protest Boyd firing

Eight members of Queen’s cross country team walked into Richardson Hall on Thursday afternoon and asked to meet with Principal Patrick Deane.

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Yellow House opens its doors

Despite the cold weather on Thursday afternoon, there was a high turnout for the soft launch of the Yellow House, a safe space dedicated to inclusivity groups on campus.

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Nursing Society president pushing for embedded counsellor

Nursing Society President Alex Troiani and Rector Alex da Silva are pushing for an embedded counsellor in the School of Nursing (SON) after a recent report found more mental health support in the program is needed.

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Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund sees almost $10,000 in donations

Nearly $10,000 has been raised in donations for the Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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QUIC’s investments in fossil fuels outweigh investments in renewables

The Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC), a coveted launchpad for finance hopefuls in the Commerce program, holds more investments in fossil fuels than renewables.

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AJA hires 2020-21 senior management

The incoming AMS executive, consisting of President-elect Jared den Otter, Vice-President-elect (Operations) Alexandra Samoyloff, and Vice-President-elect (University Affairs) Alexia Henriques, have assembled their senior management team for the 2020-21 year.

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“Damaging and complex”: Senate discusses recent track coach firing

At a Senate meeting on Feb. 25, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris fielded questions about recently-fired track coach Steve Boyd from Senator Diane Beauchemin, who asked Harris to elaborate on the reasons for Boyd’s dismissal.

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Senate committee recommends Queen’s keep ‘O Canada’ at convocation

Two years after the issue was raised, Queen’s has opted not to consider removing ‘O Canada’ from convocation ceremonies.

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Queen’s second-highest in province for sexual harassment, survey finds

Two years after the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey was circulated to Ontario university students, the full results were released Thursday morning. The data reveals that certain groups of students are more vulnerable to sexual violence. However, the report did not reveal demographic information from specific institutions.Continue...

School of Nursing identifies mental health “vulnerabilities” in new report

The School of Nursing (SON) began the semester by considering student mental health concerns raised in a new report.

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OUSA looks to expand “outdated” Women’s Campus Safety grant

In the lead-up to its next General Assembly meeting in March, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is seeking to modernize the 1991 Women’s Campus Safety grant.

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Black History Month opens dialogue on reclaiming resiliency

The annual Black History Month (BHM) opening ceremony was hosted in the Renaissance Event Venue on Feb. 2 by the African & Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA) and Queen’s Black Academic Society (QBAS).

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“Lack of awareness” caused confusion about CFRC referendum question: AMS

In a rare step, the AMS will add CFRC back on the referendum ballot in March after gathering “anecdotal evidence” about a complaint the station made alleging students didn’t understand the question posed in the winter referendum.Continue...

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