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Nuisance party bylaw due for final reading on March 6

Kingston City Council will meet on March 6 for the final reading of a bylaw that, if passed, will put street partygoers at risk of facing hefty fines.Continue...

AMS 2018-19 senior management team hired

After being hired by executive Team MLM on Feb. 12, the 2018-19 incoming AMS senior management team has officially begun the transition into their new positions. The hired directors and commissioners were chosen from an applicant pool of 34 people over two rounds of interviews.Continue...

Taxi industry responds to draft bylaw changes

Last week, the Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) held its monthly regulatory meeting to review a draft bylaw which seeks to regulate Uber in Kingston. The bylaw has been in the works for nearly three years.Continue...

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Senate recap Feb. 27

On Feb. 27, Senate passed four new degree and certificate programs, with modifications to two existing degree programs.Continue...

Official open letter about Jordan Peterson event released

A number of Queen’s professors have released an official written statement, entitled “An Open Letter in Response to Principal Daniel Woolf’s February 20, 2018 Statement, ‘Informed Respectful Debate is Central to Academia.’” The statement expresses their concerns regarding the lecture event featuring Jordan Peterson on March 5.Continue...

Two of three ResSoc executives ratified at General Assembly

On Feb. 11, the Residence Society ratified their individual appointments to the positions of President and Vice-President (Judicial Affairs) for the 2018-19 term. This decision followed one team’s unsuccessful election earlier this semester.Continue...

Upcoming Jordan Peterson event stirs backlash on campus

On March 5, controversial University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson will be delivering a lecture in Grant Hall. Although Peterson’s appearance is just under a week away, the upcoming event has already ignited significant backlash on campus, with students and professors alike vocalizing both opposition towards and support for the presentation.Continue...

AMS, SGPS to return to drawing board for JDUC revitalization funding

Although AMS President Jennifer Li said she’s disappointed about the unsuccessful JDUC referendum vote, she told The Journal that “the project is not at a standstill.”Continue...

SGPS presidential re-election scheduled for March

After the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) presidential election results were nullified on Feb. 8, the SGPS council moved on Feb. 13 to commence a second election period in March.Continue...

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne hosts town hall on campus

Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne visited campus on Wednesday afternoon to give students the opportunity to speak their minds on the most pressing issues facing them today.Continue...

Indigenous Law Student Alliance holds vigil for Colten Boushie

After the recent non-guilty verdict in the case against Gerald Stanley for the murder of Colten Boushie, members of the Queen’s community stood in solidarity with Indigenous youth and Boushie’s family on Tuesday night for a vigil outside Richardson Hall. The event was hosted by the Indigenous Law Students’ Alliance along with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Aboriginal Teacher’s Education Program.Continue...

SGPS to re-vote on Bus-It fee in March

After failing to vote in favour of renewing the Bus-It student fee, students in the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) will have a second chance to renew the fee.Continue...

AMS Campus Activities Commission cuts four committees

At a Feb. 1 meeting of AMS Assembly, four parts of the Campus Activities Commission were dissolved indefinitely — namely Queen’s Live Music Committee, Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference, Queen’s Model Court and Queen’s Model United Nations.Continue...

Kingston public library website among thousands affected in massive crypto-currency mining hack

Over the weekend, Kingston’s public library website was one of thousands affected by a large-scale cyber attack. The hack didn’t compromise any personal information, but instead mined crypto-currency using the website’s computational power.Continue...

City Hall hosts Kingston International Lecture

Known typically as a place to debate municipal policy, Kingston’s City Hall was revamped on Feb. 13 to talk about a broader significant political issue within the global community: targeted killing.Continue...

JDUC revitalization student fee fails at AMS Special Referendum, passes at SGPS level

After a year of consulting students and a week-long campaign, the AMS and SGPS have to go back to the drawing board to find another way to secure student support for the proposed JDUC revitalization project.Continue...

AMS cuts three director roles, introduces new Operations Analyst positions

Following six resignations at a director level or higher this year, the AMS is making changes. As of the 2018-19 school year, a new corporate structure will fundamentally alter the society’s employee makeup.Continue...

Kingston Police arrest armed man in University District

Just after 9 a.m. on Feb. 7, Kingston Police conducted “a high-risk takedown” of a man reported to have a firearm in the University District. Police charged the man with possession of a controlled substance.Continue...

Queen’s Scientista hosts discussion panel on women in STEMM

Queen’s Scientista hosted a discussion panel luncheon at the University Club on Feb. 10 to hear from five speakers about the experiences of women working in the STEMM field.Continue...

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