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Province launches textbook grant

As of Wednesday, students will get a little help lightening their textbook load.Continue...

Principal search goes public

Queen’s is going public in its search for the next principal. The joint Board/Senate Advisory Committee has released the official job description and specifications for the position.Continue...

Alumni information crosses the border

Michael Shulist, Sci ’78, said he won’t give Queen’s any more money after learning about how the University handles his private information.Continue...

The ethics of uniform aesthetics

Queen’s Athletics’ decision to switch clothing providers from Russell Athletic to adidas might be an aesthetic improvement, but according to Queen’s No Sweat, it might not be an ethical one.Continue...

Pub hires general manager

Clark Hall Pub’s days as an on-campus relic are drawing to a close due to recent efforts by the Engineering Society to revive the landmark. EngSoc President Jordan Black said an opening date for the pub hasn’t been established yet, but EngSoc aims to open it before the end of fall term.Continue...

News in Brief

Kingston Police confirmed yesterday one person was arrested at the Frosh Concert at Fort Henry Friday night.Continue...

Teaching the assistants

This April, the Consultative Committee on Teaching Assistants surveyed all departments at Queen’s regarding their practices on the training of teaching assistants.Continue...

Students green up their act

The 160 residents of Sci ’44 Co-op housing are stretching their pockets to shrink their carbon footprint.Continue...

Cashing in on popular classes

How much is a seat in PSYC100 worth to you? Three figures? At McMaster University, students have allegedly been selling their seats in popular classes to fellow students for a price.Continue...

Grease (Pole) is the word

On Saturday, the engineering class of 2012 endured a wet and muddy climb as they shimmied their way to seize the tam at the annual Grease Pole climb.Continue...

What’s in a name?

Students may soon find ubiquitous references to the student Ghetto as ‘the Village’ on AMS websites. Municipal Affairs Commissioner Paul Tye said the AMS is encouraging all students to adopt the term into their vocabulary by removing all institutional references to the Ghetto.Continue...

Frosh feel the residence crunch

First-year students might find themselves getting a little cozier in residence this year.

Bruce Griffiths, director of Housing and Hospitality Services, said the extra students, combined with a cancellation rate half as low compared to previous years, has pushed housing and hospitality services over what Griffiths calls the “gold standard” for residences.Continue...

Graduate students sample the frosh life

Graduate students got their own taste of Frosh Week when the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) held its first ever graduate student orientation session on Sept. 2.Continue...

Free wireless comes with a price

Users of the Ghetto’s new open wireless network should exercise caution when navigating non-secure websites said Queen’s ITS Information Systems Security Manager, George Farah. The free network, called Mi Wifi, was created in July by Ockham Communications, a Kingston-based Internet provider composed of several Queen’s graduates. It covers the area bordered by University Avenue and Earl, Princess and Division streets.Continue...

A different kind of welcome

Sean Haberele, MA ’08, still remembers his Frosh Week experience: he didn’t have one. “I didn’t do Frosh Week, I opted out of it,” he said.Continue...

News in Brief

Queen’s ethical investment policy will not be ready until the fall, said Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance) Andrew Simpson.Continue...

The Ghetto: unplugged

Students returning to Kingston next month will be able to surf the Internet for free with the creation of a new free wireless network. Ockham Communications, a Kingston-based Internet service provider, composed of a few Queen’s graduates, started installing six devices needed to create a wireless network around the Ghetto.

The network, called Mi Wifi, will cover the area bordered by University Avenue and Earl, Princess and Division Streets.Continue...

Bill C-61 goes beyond downloading

A proposed change to copyright law could change the way Canadians share media. It could also have a negative impact on the education system, said English professor Laura Murray. Bill C-61, first read to the House of Commons by Federal Industry Minister Jim Prentice on June 12, outlines the provisions for copying media and fills in the grey areas not covered by existing copyright laws.
Under current copyrighting laws, Canadians aren’t allowed to copy newspapers, books, periodicals, photographs, videocassettes and music.Continue...

The perks of being a principal

From million-dollar leave payouts to memberships in local recreation clubs, many of the perks of being a university principal in Ontario are being publicly released for the first time. The Hamilton Spectator filed a series of requests under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the contracts of 17 university presidents and principals, making public the salaries, benefits and compensation packages they receive. They published the contracts in June.Continue...

Frosh concert finds new home

Queen’s annual Frosh Week concert has found a new home at Fort Henry National Historic Site since Kingston city council attempted to silence the event. The concert, held annually in the parking lot of Miller Hall, has regularly been a source of debate between Kingston residents and Frosh Week coordinators.Continue...

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