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Where do your tuition fees go?

Students wondering how their tuition dollars are spent have their work cut out for them. Glenda Kaye, director of financial analysis and budget, said the budget isn’t designed to be able to track how much of a student’s tuition goes to what aspect of operating costs.Continue...

Thai unrest disrupts study abroad

Kimberley Mosher, Comm ’08, was supposed to go to Thailand on Jan. 2, but on New Year’s Day, the Centre for International Management, which organizes exchanges for the Queen’s School of Business, asked her to delay her trip to Bangkok for about a week in order to assess the safety of the situation.Continue...

After the death of a dictator

Much of the Arab indignation focused on the timing of Saddam Hussein’s execution, which coincided with the holy Muslim festival of Eid-Ul-Adha. The day following the execution, Egyptian newspaper Al-Wafd’s front-page headlines were “Bush slaughters Saddam in Eid-Ul-Adha,” and “America mocks Muslim sensitivities.” Traditionally, the Muslim festival of Eid-Ul-Adha—one of two main Muslim holidays of the year, the other being Eid-Ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan—is considered a joyous occasion in which people are urged to reconcile their differences and make peace.Continue...

Reviewing 12 campaign promises

Of the 12 promises team MBT made during last year’s AMS election campaign, five are more or less complete, four are in progress and three have fallen by the wayside.

The AMS executive—President James Macmillan, Vice-President (Operations) Ian Black and Vice-President (University Affairs) Meghan Teuber—revealed a campaign featuring one promise for each month of their term in the AMS government should they be elected. Eight months into that term, the results of these promises have been hit and miss, but MBT say they wouldn’t have changed a thing.Continue...

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