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Webcam offline

All virtual eyes and ears won’t be on Aberdeen on Saturday night as a result of pressure by the University to take down a webcam overlooking Aberdeen Street. The ABERDEENcam, posted at the southwest corner of William and Aberdeen Streets, was the brainchild of Ian Macdonald, Comm ’09, and David Phillips, Comm ’09 and ArtSci ’09.Continue...

Opting out of Aberdeen

For Queen’s students and out-of-towners alike, Homecoming weekend has become synonymous with the Aberdeen Street party, an annual gathering that drew an estimated 4,000 to 6,500 people to the street last year. But in spite of the notoriety of the event, some students choose to ignore the Homecoming hype and find alternative means to occupy themselves.Continue...

Emergency rooms prepare for Homecoming

As people pour into Kingston for 2008 Homecoming weekend, the emergency departments at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals are preparing for a chaotic weekend. Mike MacDonald, program manager for the emergency department at Kingston General Hospital, said Homecoming weekend has produced a predictable influx of people into the emergency room for alcohol-related illnesses.Continue...

Documents accounted for, AMS says

The AMS is assuring students that all of their private information has been accounted for. Three weeks ago, the Journal was anonymously delivered a box containing confidential memos and e-mails, as well as a number of T4 forms of 2007-08 AMS staff.Continue...

Muslim students targeted in racist incidents

In the past week, Queen’s has been hit with multiple reported incidents of anti-Islamic crimes.

Within the span of two days, the Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA) has been the target of a break-in to their club space and a vandalized poster in the JDUC.Continue...

AMS puts more green into Aberdeen

Aberdeen is getting green for Homecoming 2008. This year, the Red Hat volunteers will be switching to environmentally friendly products to pass out to partygoers on Aberdeen Street the night of Sept. 27.Continue...

Breaking down faculty budgets

Between tuition costs, increasing textbook prices and living expenses, university students are used to watching their bank accounts shrink in the name of higher learning. Amongst these large-scale fees, the annual faculty-specific student fee is one payment that often falls under students’ radars.Continue...

EngSoc sets re-opening date for Clark Hall Pub

After being closed for more than a year due to questionable accounting and operating practices, Clark Hall Pub will re-open its doors on Oct. 8.

Engineering Society President Jordan Black, Sci ’09, said EngSoc is expecting a large turnout for the Wednesday night opening.Continue...

Queen’s, city prepare for Homecoming

With Homecoming 2008 fast approaching, the AMS, the police and the University administration are gearing up for another gruelling weekend.

Insp. Brian Cookman of the Kingston Police told the Journal police officers from the OPP will come in to help maintain order on Aberdeen Street on the Saturday night of Homecoming.Continue...

SONAG’s website faces critique

Since its launch two weeks ago, Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group (SONAG)’s website, saveourneighbourhood.ca, has been eliciting responses of all kinds from Queen’s staff and students.

The website includes photo galleries of student parties spilling out onto lawns and streets, and includes the addresses of the houses where the parties were held. The photos were taken by SONAG founder and former city councillor Don Rogers.

Arthur Cockfield, associate professor in the faculty of law, said Rogers likely hasn’t committed a criminal offence, but this could change if his activities harass or criminally defame Ghetto residents.Continue...

News in Brief

The Tindall Field construction project is expected to be completed by the end of October, Construction Director Jacques Sauve said. Sauve said the parking garage being installed beneath the field is set to open in mid-October and will contain 580 parking spaces.Continue...

Common Ground’s green goal

The Common Ground is going green one cup of coffee at a time with the introduction of non-toxic, biodegradable hot coffee cups. The new environmentally sustainable cups are supplied by Toronto-based environmental sustainability resource firm GreenShift. The Tea Room, Coffeeco and the Sleepless Goat also use GreenShift products.Continue...

Commerce competition in debt

The Queen’s School of Business and the Commerce Society are shelling out a total of $46,000 to keep ICBC alive. Queen’s Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) came under financial scrutiny when it was announced earlier this year the competition experienced a revenue shortfall of $37,000.Continue...

Lapse in AMS Security

Due to an oversight in the transfer of files, AMS employees from the 2007-08 school year were put at risk for identity theft.

Last week, the Journal was anonymously delivered a box of documents containing dozens of confidential AMS employee T4 forms, as well as memos and e-mails regarding employee terminations and pay advances.

The documents were stolen from boxes accidentally left outside the locked storage room in which they’re usually kept by AMS Controller Scott Bell.Continue...

News in Brief

Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS) has hired seven new doctors, HCDS Director Mike Condra said.

Students returning to campus will notice a significant difference in the once-barren space that was little more than a big hole when they left town in the spring.Continue...

Online survey seeks student perspective

The city of Kingston is reaching out to students through a new online survey designed to promote the student use of city-run services.

Tim Laprade, Public Educational co-ordinator for the City of Kingston, said the idea for the new survey came from the Queen’s Student Relations Committee. The committee is comprised of city officials, University administrators and Queen’s students, including representatives from the AMS, the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Society and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students.Continue...

Queen’s introduces Arabic language course

This year marked an addition to the Queen’s academic calendar with the introduction of a new Arabic language program with its sights set on an Islamic Studies concentration in the near future. Alistair MacLean, dean of the faculty of Arts and Science, said the origins of the new area of study can be attributed to a combination of sources.Continue...

TAs and TFs campaign to unionize

Teaching assistants and teaching fellows at Queen’s are trying again to move toward unionization, said the Teaching Assistant and Fellow Associates (TAFA).

Krystle Maki, MA ’09 and TAFA organizer said TAFA’s main goal is to unionize graduate teaching assistants and teaching fellows at Queen’s, securing both financial and non-financial benefits.Continue...

Students under surveillance

Partygoers in the Ghetto could find their pictures and addresses posted online with the launch of a new watchdog website.

Last week, Kingston-based Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group (SONAG) launched saveourneighbourhood.ca, a website dedicated to curbing illegal partying and rowdy behavior within the Queen’s student housing area.Continue...

Adidas Workplace Standards

These are the core values found in sport. Sport is the soul of the adidas Group. We measure ourselves by these values, and we measure our business partners in the same way.Continue...

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