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How Queen’s rejected the rise of fraternities

In the early 1930s, the AMS banned fraternities from campus. Now, nearly 90 years later, Kingston is home to three fraternities—all predominantly made up of Queen’s students. To understand the University’s long and complex relationship with fraternities and sororities, The Journal spoke to Queen’s historian Duncan McDowell.Continue...

As Student Choice Initiative threatens campus radio, CFRC pledges fight

Dinah Jansen remembers the first time she broadcast music over the airwaves at CFRC. It was Christmas Day, 2006, and in an unusual turn of events, she’d been asked by a friend to cover a music program in the empty basement studio underneath Carruthers Hall.Continue...

The Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey, by the numbers

During the winter of 2018, more than 100,000 Ontario students completed a survey about sexual violence. A year later, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities published a summary report of the results.

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After a decade, Principal Woolf prepares to depart

Every year, the principal of Queen’s University loses 1,800 sugar cookies to Stauffer Library.Continue...

Inside Queen's unpublished foreign investments

When Queen’s passed a new responsible investment policy in 2017, it promised to publish its complete holdings across all portfolios. In the following two years, it didn’t.Continue...

Realizing the duty to acknowledge

Queen’s was established 58 years after the British Crown acquired present-day Kingston. But that happened centuries after it was first inhabited.

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How climate change will shape Kingston

In 2050, Kingston moves to Ohio.Continue...

Queen's in print

Queen’s legacy is incomplete without mention of its student newspaper—one of Canada’s oldest student publications, at over 140 years old.Continue...

1940s era anti-Semitism crept onto campus

During World War II, Canadian campuses faced the anti-Semitism streaming out of Europe.

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Kingston police combat human trafficking increase with education

From shuttling victims along the 401 to predators using Snapchat and Instagram to target girls as young as 12, human trafficking is no small problem in Ontario.Continue...

The curtain on animal research at Queen’s lifts an inch

If Air Canada wasn’t going to fly the monkeys, Queen’s would find another way.Continue...

Following OSAP changes, international student tuition could rise

The Province’s recent changes to OSAP are costing Ontario universities a collective $360 million—and international students may help cover the difference.Continue...

‘You don’t even have to think’: Eating disorders and varsity athletes

When Branna MacDougall realized what was happening, it was too late.

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More than a consignment dress boutique

In November, the City reported 55 per cent of Kingston’s homeless population were women. Dawn House Women’s Shelter and Spread the Love Boutique want to make sure no one forgets.

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Altruism meets voluntourism

For many university students, a trip spent mixing volunteer work with tourism in the developing world is a rite of passage.Continue...

STI rates rising, but sex-ed adrift

Most first-year students in residence know they can get condoms for free or cheap from their Dons or the Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) on campus.

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Mind the confidence gap

The confidence gap is 40 per cent—the difference between the 100 per cent qualifications women feel they need for a job and the 60 per cent men do, according to a Harvard Business Review study.Continue...