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Student reports lewd act on Nelson St.

A Queen’s student called police to her Nelson St. home early on the morning of Oct. 26 after she discovered a man masturbating while peering at a neighbour’s window.

The 20-year-old student reported that the man was white, tall, slim and in his late 20s or early 30s, and was wearing grey sweatpants, a dark hoodie and a baseball cap. The student told police that the man was with a medium-sized dog, and had fled in the direction of Brock St. by the time police arrived on the scene.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact police at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

— Holly Tousignant

Disraeli Project to publish online

A Queen’s research project 40 years in the making is moving online.

The Disraeli Project has published eight print volumes of 19th century British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and has a ninth volume slated for release in 2013 and a 10th in 2015.

The letters will be published in an online database which won’t contain the annotations or replies of the print volumes, which are currently partially available online.

Around 6,000 of Disraeli’s 13,000 letters will have been published by the time the 10th volume comes out. The aim of the database is to bring previously unpublished works to light.

The Project was launched as a sabbatical project at in 1972. The new database is being assisted by support from the University plus a $95,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has support the project since 2007.

— Holly Tousignant

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