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AMS fall referendum statements

The Bus-It program is the AMS service that allows every student to ride Kingston Transit for free with a validated student card. The fee pays for 12-month bus passes for all students on all Kingston Transit buses.Continue...

Alumni asked for input on Homecoming

The Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) is asking alumni for input on how to put an end to the Aberdeen Street party.Continue...

Student proposes new after-hours clinic

Students seeking after-hours healthcare will likely have access to a new clinic as of July 2009.

Located in the Health, Counselling and Disability Services building at 146 Stuart St., the After-Hours clinic will provide health services to Queen’s students on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Continue...

No ‘golden rule’ for ethics policy

The University’s statement on responsible investing, released four months after it was originally to be presented to the Board of Trustees, isn’t meant to be a guideline as to what constitutes ethical investing, Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance) Andrew Simpson said.

“It’s not a policy that says we will or will not [invest in certain companies],” he said.Continue...

AMS seeks out new alliance

The AMS is considering teaming up with the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) to lobby the federal government to increase funding for the University. CASA’s mandate is to lobby the federal government on issues pertaining to post-secondary education.Continue...

News in brief

A new program will allow graduates of the School of Medicine to experience working with high-need patients in long-term care facilities with a new partnership between Queen’s and Providence Care, a specialized care centre for the elderly, patients coping with chronic illness, stroke survivors and those living with serious mental illness.Continue...

P&CC ‘misunderstood’ copyright laws

As of Sept. 26, students have to pay more than double what they used to for reserve readings at the Publishing and Copy Centre (P&CC).
P&CC head manager Rob Macnamara said reserve readings will cost 10 cents more per page under copyright due to a licensing issue.Continue...

Students’ savings take a dive

Some students are wondering where they’re going to find the money to pay for their education since Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) are not immune to the recent economic slowdown.
RESPs are a tax-deferred educational investment plan in which contributions totalling up to $50,000 per child can be made until the age of 31. James MacKinnon, professor and head of the department of economics, said the students who will see the largest decrease in their RESP funds are those who had the most invested in the stock market.Continue...

Walton gains subtle victory for Greens

Green Party candidate Eric Walton couldn’t pull off a win in Tuesday’s election but he still made a significant gain. Walton finished with 10.97 per cent of the vote, past the 10 per cent threshold he needed to reach to have 60 per cent of his campaign expenses reimbursed by the government.Continue...

NDP falls short of target

Rick Downes, NDP candidate, lost the federal election race for Kingston and the Islands, winning only 17.46 per cent of the total vote.

As of press time, the New Democratic Party won 18.17 per cent of the Canadian vote and 37 seats in parliament.Continue...

‘We’re going to win here’

Conservative party candidate Brian Abrams ended his first campaign for office—Kingston’s most successful Conservative campaign in 20 years—on a high note.

“There is no place to go but up for us, folks,” he said to raucous applause in a speech around 11:30 p.m. last night.Continue...

Milliken is ‘seven times lucky’

Liberal candidate Peter Milliken celebrated his seventh successful campaign last night at the Ambassador Hotel.

Milliken won the Kingston riding with 39.09 per cent of the vote.Continue...

News in brief

Campus Security is advising students to use the Walkhome service or walk home with friends after a female student walking on campus escaped a male assailant.Continue...

Pellet gun incidents reported on campus

Three incidents involving pellet guns on campus have been reported in the last month and two students were arrested and issued notices of prohibition.

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane said the first incident occurred when a student was found firing a pellet gun at the windows of Gordon-Brockington Hall on Sept. 27.Continue...

Clark Hall Pub celebrates re-opening

Clark Hall Pub has been officially resurrected with last Wednesday night marking the official re-opening of the “new” Clark Hall Pub.

The rainy weather didn’t stop students from all faculties from flocking to the top floor of Clark Hall to celebrate the start of the next chapter of the pub’s storied history.Continue...

Striving for a bottle-free campus

The ubiquity of bottled water on the Queen’s campus may be a thing of the past if Students Taking Responsible Initiatives for a Viable Environment (STRIVE) has its way.

STRIVE chair Emily Merrick, ArtSci ’10, said the initiative is trying to reduce the number of one-time use bottles used at the University.Continue...

Moving arena could save project $20 million

Moving the Queen’s Centre arena from main campus to west campus could mean massive savings for the University, said Ann Browne, associate vice-principal (facilities).

“There would be up to $20 million in savings by taking the arena from main to west campus and making it pre-engineered,” she said.Continue...

How to vote

Voting takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Queen’s Students have two options for voting in the federal election.Continue...

Environment debate

With green issues on many Canadians’ minds, it’s not surprising that all four candidates in the upcoming federal election are eager to paint themselves as environmentally progressive. Voters from Queen’s and the greater Kingston community heard what candidates have to say about sustainability at the Debate on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 3.Continue...

Eric Walton: changing the way we do things

Green Party candidate for Kingston and the Islands Eric Walton believes his diverse personal and professional background has taught him to understand the “triple bottom line issues.” “Triple bottom line accounting is where you look at social, environmental and financial issues and look at how they relate to each other,” he said.Continue...

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