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Student dies in Kingston car crash

Greg Hulse, ArtSci ’08, may have chosen to live in Watts Hall for his first year of university, but his family in nearby Hartington was never far from his mind. Back home in Hartington for the summer, Greg commuted to Kingston for his job as a Fort Henry guard. As he was driving home from work last Friday on County Road 38, his northbound Honda crossed the centre line and hit a southbound vehicle head-on. Greg died at the scene. He was 19 years old.Continue...

Mending fences in the Ghetto

After more than six months of research, public consultation and meetings, the Principal’s Task Force on Community Relations has released 13 recommendations to address city-student tensions that came to a head last fall and winter.

The report states the recommendations are “intended to create the conditions for change.”Continue...

Deane appointed VP (Academic)

The size and quality of classes will be one of incoming VP (Academic) Patrick Deane’s top priorities when he begins his new job at the University on July 1.

Deane, currently the vice-president (academic) and provost at the University of Winnipeg will be replacing VP (Academic) Suzanne Fortier.Continue...

Ontario budget highlights

The Ontario government’s $6.2 billion injection into post-secondary education revealed in the May 11 budget will end a period of difficult financial constraints for the University, said VP (Academic) Suzanne Fortier.Continue...

International students seek jobs off-campus

When Kim Wiegand, ArtSci ’07, arrived in Kingston from Minnesota in 2003, the University admissions office told her that her chances of finding work off-campus were next to none, simply because she was an international student. With on-campus employment as her only money-making option, Wiegand applied for a position at the Common Ground during her first year. She said she quickly realized jobs at the University are difficult to secure.Continue...

Computer programmer wins big

It’s not often a student is awarded $13,000 U.S. for seven hours of work.

Gary Linscott, ArtSci ’05, took home the cash as the top prize winner in the 2005 TopCoder Collegiate Challenge. The competition was hosted by TopCoder, Inc., an American software and programming company.Continue...

TAPS party threatens liquor licence

To avoid jeopardizing the University liquor licence, The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) shut its doors for 20 days at the end of winter term after potential violations occurred during its year-end staff party at Alfie’s.Continue...

Student dies in climbing accident

On April 27, however, Nicholas Beaulieu set out to climb the northeast corner of Dupuis Hall. He made it almost to the top of the building before losing his footing and falling three stories, landing first on the hood of a University van and then on the pavement. He died at Kingston General Hospital two days later at the age of 19.Continue...

Controversy over Union Street plans

The future of The Grad Club was called into question May 5 at a public information meeting held by the Union Street Improvement Project.

Both preliminary design concepts proposed called for the destruction of all or part of the campus hangout, which is located at the northwest corner of Barrie and Union streets.Continue...

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