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As drums boomed across the open area of Confederation Basin, students and Kingston residents gathered to rally for Take Back the Night, an annual event protesting sexual and domestic violence.Continue...

As nearly 600 plan to attend climate strike, Queen’s says it will not close

As hundreds prepare to gather on campus for Friday’s climate strike, Queen’s will not be closing its doors.Continue...

University launches Promise fund for low-income students

Next fall, five low-income students will start their academic careers at Queen’s debt-free.Continue...

AMS releases updated platform

In anticipation of the first AMS assembly of the year , the Society’s executives released their updated platform on Sept 19, almost five months into their term.Continue...

OUSA hopes letter-writing campaign will get Ford’s attention

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) launched a letter-writing campaign on Sept. 9, vying for the attention of Premier Doug Ford and to register students’ displeasure with his government’s recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

AMS announces complete divestment from fossil fuels

The AMS has divested from all holdings in companies that produce, transport, and dispense fossil fuels, according to a statement released by the Society on Monday afternoon.Continue...

Graduate peer support centre to open this month

The SGPS will open a new peer support centre for graduate students, according to the Society’s vice-president (Graduate), Leo Erlikhman.Continue...

City of Kingston hosts Sir John A. 360°Panel Discussion

As part of Kingston’s Your Stories, Our Histories project, the City hosted an open panel discussion about Canada’s first prime minister.Continue...

Operation Black Vote comes to Queen’s ahead of federal election

The African Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA) at Queen’s was the first university-organization in Canada to co-host Operation Black Vote.Continue...

Newly approved transport plan a disappointment, city councillor says

On Sept. 17, Kingston City Council approved a plan for the City’s active transportation strategy to be implemented over the next five years.Continue...

Charges dropped against Sydenham councillor Peter Stroud

Kingston city councillor Peter Stroud had charges against him for causing disturbance and obstructing property under $5,000 dropped as of Thursday.

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AMS gathers for first assembly of the year

The AMS kicked off its first assembly of the year by approving service and governance budgets, discussing the Student Choice Initiative, and talking updates to the campus alcohol policy.Continue...

Professors say new sexual violence policy could put students at risk

Under Queen’s newly inked sexual violence policy , students who disclose experiences of sexual violence to university employees who aren’t healthcare professionals will no longer be able to do so in complete confidence.Continue...

Fall at campus bookstore sends university employee to hospital

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, a university employee suffered a medical incident at the campus bookstore on 5 Field Company Ln.Continue...

Two taken to hospital after blaze at Alfred Street house

Just before 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, Emergency Services responded to a fire at 307 Alfred St. that hospitalized two people.Continue...

Kingston’s Sexual Assault Center braces for cuts from Student Choice Initiative

The Sexual Assault Center Kingston (SACK) could lose as much as $21,000 in annual funding as a result of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), The Journal has learned.Continue...

Kingston activists, scholars question ethics of prison concert

Local activists and scholars are arguing that a shuttered prison is an inappropriate place to host a rock concert.Continue...

Report on gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions released

After consulting more than 300 participants representing over 60 post-secondary institutions, a report about gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses was released last week by a team of experts across Canada.Continue...

Q&A: Ontario Liberal leadership candidates talk student issues

The Journal spoke with four candidates for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party to ask about OSAP, the Student Choice Initiative, advocacy for low-income students, and sexual violence on campus. Here’s what the leadership hopefuls said:Continue...

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Queen’s Sustainability Office hosts third annual Sustainability Week More than 40 partners, including local businesses, student groups, and University administration, will...Continue...

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