AMS-specific fee increase approved

Due to increasing financial challenges facing the AMS, including insurance increases, the addition of a new council member and the hiring of a food and beverage officer, the AMS Specific Fee Committee put forward a report proposing a $5.34 increase to the AMS-specific fee.

At the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night, students voted in favour of the fee.

Students next year will face a $6.70 increase due to the recommendation and an adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index.Continue...

Grits extend hand to students

Low-income families will soon be better equipped to provide their children with a post-secondary education.

The federal government announced its annual budget for education for the next two years on Tuesday, including an initiative that will help children from low-income families get a jump-start on saving for college and university.

A total of $251 million will be spent on education in 2004-05, with a total of $466 million to be spent in 2005-06.Continue...

Protesters march against occupation

Last Saturday, Kingston joined cities around the world in a global day of protest. More than 200 students, professors and local residents marched to protest the American occupation of Iraq and recognize the one-year anniversary of the invasion.

A caravan of bright balloons, posters and flags punctuated the grey sky. Protest songs, drumbeats and cheers of “one, two, three, four, we don’t want your stupid war!” echoed down Princess Street.Continue...

Students cut it all off for cancer

Yesterday, 110 members of the Queen’s community shed their locks and raised more than $22,000 during Queen’s Cancer Triad’s annual Cuts for Cancer. However, the amount will increase as donations continue to come in. Last year, the initiative also raised more than $22,000.

The event, held in the lower ceilidh from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society while collecting donations for Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids.Continue...