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Aberdeen police investigation closed

An investigation into charges related to the Aberdeen Homecoming party has concluded with no criminal charges laid against Queen’s students.

While several Queen’s students have been charged with provincial offences—mostly liquor-related—none will be facing any of the 22 criminal charges related to the unsanctioned street party.

At present, the investigations conducted by Kingston Police into the events of Sept. 24 has closed, Insp. Brian Cookman told the Journal .Continue...

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The search for a new dean of Ats and Science has been narrowed down to two potential candidates.

Patrick Deane, vice principal (academic), confirmed in an e-mail on Dec. 5 that the Advisory Committee has shortlisted two individuals, Dr. Lesley Cormack and Dr. Alistair MacLean.Continue...

Fourth AMS senior staffer resigns post

Student centre officer Andy Singh is the fourth member of the AMS senior staff to resign his or her post this year.

Singh, who submitted his letter of resignation last week, said he is resigning because of personal circumstances.Continue...

PM’s right-hand man grits and bares all

Over the past six weeks of campaign chaos, the faces of the Canadian federal party leaders have been inescapable. Many of the parties’ key strategists, however, shade themselves from the limelight, all the while wholly involved in the political process. Among those behind the scenes is Tim Murphy, a man whose name and face may be unfamiliar to most. But as Prime Minister Paul Martin’s chief of staff, his invisible hands are among the most influential in shaping Liberal policy.Continue...

Bishop ‘relinquishes rectorship’ early

Students will have an additional, unexpected vote to cast during the upcoming AMS executive elections: a successor for Rector Grant Bishop, who has chosen to leave his post early. Bishop, who was elected by a majority vote in November 2004, sent an e-mail to Principal Karen Hitchcock and Chancellor Charles Baillie Jan. 2 informing them of his decision to “relinquish the rectorship” once a successor is elected in February.Continue...

Underagers barred from pubs

Underage students hoping to socialize in campus bars will have to find a new hangout after the All Ages Access (AAA) program was suspended indefinitely on Dec. 7.

Bruce Griffiths, director of residence and hospitality services, who suspended the program, said the rising number of violations were beginning to jeopardize the University’s liquor license.Continue...

Pledge to Queen’s Centre made official

On Dec. 1, AMS President Ethan Rabidoux, AMS VP (University Affairs) Shiva Mayer, Vice-Principal (Advancement) George Hood and Dean of Student Affairs Janice Deakin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the Queen’s Centre, the new student life centre set to break ground this May. The contract is an agreement by undergraduate students, represented by the AMS, to contribute $25.5 million towards the construction of the Queen’s Centre.Continue...

Break-ins plague Ghetto, campus

A young man was apprehended on campus in the early hours on Thursday after Campus Security was notified of a suspicious character in Mackintosh-Corry Hall.

The accused is charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of break-in tools, said Const. Neil Finn, Kingston Police spokesperson.Continue...

Hitchcock seeks inquiry to clear her name

Responding to affidavits alleging unethical conduct by Principal Karen Hitchcock while she was president of a New York state university, the Queen’s Board of Trustees has hired a high-profile lawyer to ensure an inquiry is conducted on the matter.

The allegations first surfaced last February in an article by the New York Times . The newspaper reported that Hitchcock had allegedly offered to steer an Albany campus construction project to a developer, who in exchange would endow an academic position for her.Continue...

Hundreds of students turn out for all-candidates debate

Anyone who thinks young Canadians are apathetic about politics should have seen the hundreds of students who crowded into Wallace Hall on Tuesday evening for the Kingston and the Islands all-candidates debate.

The 150 seats were full by 5:10 p.m. for the 5:30 debate, with dozens more students and Kingston residents standing to watch the six candidates for the Kingston and the Islands federal riding.Continue...

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