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Greening the Ghetto

Called the Ghetto Green-Up, the event—-organized by the Municipal Affairs Commission—attracted 35 to 40 student volunteers and even some permanent residents.

The clean-up targeted Clergy, Earl and Aberdeen Streets, where participant picked up garbage on streets, lawns and sidewalks. Naomi Lutes, AMS municipal affairs commissioner, said she was satisfied with the volunteer turnout, especially considering that many students were busy with midterms and the weather was overcast.Continue...

Housing inspection help on the way

A vice grip was the only solution to one of the many problems Michael Segal, ArtSci ’07, had with the Ghetto house he lived in last year.
He said his house’s problems included a flooded basement, plugged drains and poor insulation, not all of which were fixed by the end of the year.

Naomi Lutes, AMS municipal affairs commissioner, is hoping students like Segal will benefit from the newly-formed Student Property Assessment Team (SPAT).Continue...

University seeks to expropriate houses

The University announced its intent to expropriate land currently occupied by seven student-rented homes along Clergy and Earl Streets, including 300 Earl St., where Tutsch and his housemates live. Tutsch said he was aware his house might be bought by the University in order to be demolished to make way for the massive, $230-million athletics and student life centre. However, he said, the timing of the application to expropriate took him by surprise.Continue...

TAPS head manager serves suspension

The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) Head Manager Ian Anderson was suspended from his duties for a week earlier this month, after accumulating multiple internal disciplinary warnings for what he said were “problems of a personal nature.” Anderson’s suspension occurred from Oct. 1 to 8. TAPS is the combined service of QP and Alfie’s, which merged in 2004.Continue...

Beaulieu’s unstoppable spirit remembered

It may have been young Alexander Beaulieu who best captured his older brother Nicholas’ unstoppable spirit. A crowd of about 100 people paid tribute to Nicholas Beaulieu, ArtSci ’07, uniting to share tears, laughter and memories of a son, brother and friend. Beaulieu, a second-year life sciences student, died last April when he fell three stories while climbing the northeast corner of Dupuis Hall. The service included speeches from friends and family, as well as a film and slideshow tribute.Continue...

Tricolour strands students

Hundreds of students were stranded in Scarborough Thanksgiving Monday, waiting hours for Tricolour Express buses to arrive and whisk them back to school. Three of the seven buses scheduled to arrive at the Scarborough City Centre at 7:50 p.m. came within a reasonable amount of time, but the majority of students were still waiting three hours later, when more buses finally showed up. It wasn’t until midnight that the last of the students left for Kingston, along with Destinations Head Manager William Howe and Student Services Director Ashik Bhat, who came to help coordinate the mix-up.Continue...

Symposium seeks Aberdeen’s roots

In the first public attempt to understand the causes and events surrounding the unsanctioned Aberdeen Street party Sept. 24, professors and students came together on a panel Wednesday evening to voice their thoughts. The seven-speaker symposium, held in Ellis Auditorium, was organized by Samantha King, a professor in the faculty of Physical Education and Health.Continue...

AMS asks Mercier for retraction

Adèle Mercier continued to draw fire at the Oct. 7 AMS Assembly meeting for her letter published in the Sept. 28 edition of the Toronto Star.

Members of Assembly approved a motion to take a stance against comments made by the Queen’s philosophy professor in a letter she penned regarding the Aberdeen Street party.

The motion, which was brought forth by Alex Loubert, ArtSci ’07, and seconded by AMS president Ethan Rabidoux, was passed with 25 votes for the approval, six abstentions and one vote against.Continue...

Clubs now able to limit members

AMS clubs who feel a need to limit their membership in order to fulfill their mandate can now do so under an amendment to the AMS constitution.

AMS Assembly passed the amendment at their Oct. 6 meeting.

According to Commissioner of Internal Affairs Adrienne Smith, the amendment was made not only to clean up “outdated” policy, but on the advice of the Queen’s Human Rights Office.Continue...

Hitchcock outlines global vision

Principal Karen Hitchcock is on a mission to “engage the world.”

In an e-mail addressed to members of the Queen’s community on Sept. 29, Hitchcock outlined her plan for the University to embark on a strategic planning process. She’s also published a discussion paper titled “Engaging the World” that outlines her vision.Continue...

Tuition fees likely to rise

In a Sept. 30 speech delivered at Carleton University, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the end of the current tuition freeze, originally set in September 2004.

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane told the Journal this means there is a “strong potential” that domestic tuition fees at Queen’s will rise.Continue...

Fundraising for devastated Pakistan

Rabia Khattack, ArtSci ’08, received tragic news over Thanksgiving weekend.

Fifteen of her extended family members died as a result of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck close to the city of Muzaffarabad in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir region on Saturday.

Despite the tragedy, she was back at school this week, raising relief funds for others devastated by the disaster. The Queen’s Pakistani Student Association (QPSA) is spearheading the fundraising effort, which began Wednesday.Continue...

ASUS elects AMS, year reps

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society executive welcomed a few new faces this week.

Elections for ASUS representatives to the AMS, ’07 and ’09 year society presidents and vice presidents were held on Oct. 2, 3 and 4.

Stephanie Kenny, Jeffery Nichols, Radha Tailor and Sarah Whitmore were the four candidates who ran unopposed and were confirmed as ASUS representatives.Continue...

Turkey Tricolour buses stuffed

An upswing in students eager for a homecooked Thanksgiving meal has prompted Destinations to search out alternate means of transport.

The service has chartered two school buses to Toronto to transport students in order to accommodate greater demand over Thanksgiving weekend.Continue...

Students walk for better body image

Pinning green ribbons of different shades, widths and shapes to their chests, students gathered Saturday at the JDUC to spread the message that beauty, strength and talent come in all shapes and sizes.

The event, part of the Green Ribbon campaign, consisted of a non-competitive five- or 10-kilometre walk, run or blade to promote having a positive body image.Continue...

From Homecoming to empty home

Arson and public intoxication weren’t the only violations taking place in the Ghetto on Homecoming Saturday.

When student residents of a house on Collingwood Street arrived home from the party on Aberdeen Street Sept. 24, they discovered they had been robbed.Continue...

Nurses get virtual laboratories

A recent government grant has equipped the school of nursing with state of the art computerized mannequins—complete with pulses, respiratory functions and varying degrees of illness. New this year, these patient simulators allow students to assess injuries and observe reactions to certain medical treatments.Continue...

Students fundraise for torched car

Almost two weeks after Homecoming, some students upset by the events that took place on Aberdeen have taken it upon themselves to try to set things right.

Two student-run fundraising initiatives are taking place to collect money for Bob Hanson, the owner of the car that was overturned and set aflame during the Sept. 24 unsanctioned Aberdeen street party. Hanson reported his 1992 Ford Tempo stolen Sept. 16.Continue...

City wants University to pay up

Kingston city council is asking the University to pay for the cost of police, fire and ambulance services during the unsanctioned Aberdeen Street party on Sept. 24.

The City voted in favour of a motion to do so at their Tuesday night council meeting. Councillors also passed a separate motion to create a committee that will seek ways to stop illegal behaviours associated with the Aberdeen party and in Sydenham district—the area surrounding and including the University and the Ghetto.Continue...

ASUS elects AMS, year reps

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society executive welcomed a few new faces this week.

Elections for ASUS representatives to the AMS, ’07 and ’09 year society presidents and vice presidents were held on Oct. 2, 3 and 4.

Stephanie Kenny, Jeffery Nichols, Radha Tailor and Sarah Whitmore were the four candidates who ran unopposed and were confirmed as ASUS representatives.Continue...

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