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News In Brief

Arig Girgrah has been appointed the University’s inaugural Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) for Intergroup Programs and Community Development effective July 1.Continue...

City council approves Aberdeen Street closure

For the third year in a row, Aberdeen Street will be closed on the Saturday of Homecoming weekend.Continue...

Council silences Frosh Week

If Kingston city council has its way, the class of 2012 will be without a concert this Frosh Week. At the June 17 council meeting, a motion brought forward by the AMS requesting a one-night exemption from noise bylaws, for the annual frosh concert, was voted down. AMS President Talia Radcliffe said she thought councillors were acting out of frustration because of past hostilities between the City of Kingston and the Queen’s community, particularly those stirred up by the Aberdeen Street party every Homecoming weekend.Continue...

Queen’s professor released from jail

After spending 104 days in jail on contempt charges, Robert Lovelace is a free man. On June 2 at Kingston’s Superior Court, Oakville-based mining company Frontenac Ventures Corporation withdrew all charges against the Queen’s professor. Ardoch Algonquin First Nations lawyer Christopher Reid said he wasn’t surprised.Continue...

Revised Code of Conduct finalized

After spending more than two years under review, the finalized version of the University’s Code of Conduct was approved by Senate on April 24.Continue...

AMS adds religious issues committee

In September, students will have a new forum to address religious issues through the formation of a Religious Issues Committee (RIC) within the Social Issues Commission.Continue...

The view from Herstmonceux

There’s something about a castle that can capture anyone’s imagination. The towers, moats, courtyards, twisty staircases, clunky wooden doors and mysterious passages are the stuff of fairy tales. The magic and history a castle conjures haunt the backs of our minds from childhood onward— just look at the status J. K. Rowling’s Hogwarts has achieved in pop culture.Continue...

News in Brief

David Dodge named 13th chancellor David Dodge, former governor of the Bank of Canada will succeed Chancellor Charles Baillie.Continue...

Sustainability manager appointed

On Apr. 21 Gail Wood became Queen’s first Sustainability Manager. Wood said the position was created in order to encourage a cohesive sustainability movement across campus.Continue...

New principal installed

Yesterday, Tom Williams was installed as Queen’s 19th Principal during the first of the 19 spring convocation ceremonies.Continue...

Guarded reaction to Hitchcock’s departure

Queen’s administration and student government scrambled to respond to Principal Karen Hitchcock’s e-mailed resignation yesterday.Continue...

Principal withdraws reappointment request; resignation takes effect April 30

Principal Karen Hitchcock announced her resignation in a University-wide e-mail yesterday morning.Continue...

Principal Hitchcock resigns

Karen Hitchcock announced she's withdrawing her request for reappointment Wednesday morning via e-mail.Continue...

Contributors of the month

The Journal presents its contributors of the month.Continue...

Teachers honoured

Last night the AMS Academic Affairs Commission’s Teaching Awards Committee presented the 2007-08 Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Christopher Knapper Award of Excellence in Teaching Assistance.

Twenty-three professors and five teaching assistants were nominated for the awards. The Teaching Awards Committee attended each teacher’s class and had students fill out surveys to make their decision.Continue...

Four win Tricolour Award

This year’s Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award recipients were announced Monday.

The award, in its 68th year, recognizes students who have made an impact on the University through non-academic, non-athletic extracurricular involvement.

Every year the number of students selected for recognition varies.

This year, four students were named members of the Tricolour Society. Last year, only one student received the award.Continue...

No plans to reopen After-hours Childcare

The AMS has no plans to bring back the After-hours Childcare service incoming AMS President Talia Radcliffe said.

Radcliffe said the AMS will discuss any revival of the childcare service during the summer with both the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) and the University.Continue...

ASUS ups two fees

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) wants money to start a new service. They just don’t know what the service will do yet.

On March 26, ASUS Assembly voted to set aside a portion of their optional student fee each year to invest in a new service at their Annual General Meeting.

The society’s $5 opt-outable fee will increase to $8.57 and the mandatory fee will increase from $20.24 to $22.29 per student.Continue...

Experimenting with scientific fun

Bottles of strangely named chemicals, green slime and exploding gummy bears aren’t common sights in Maria Kerby’s Grade Nine and 10 science class at Regiopolis Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Kingston.

On Feb. 25, a group of Queen’s volunteers changed that.

The volunteers belong to the Let’s Talk Science partnership program. Let’s Talk Science is a national organization committed to improving science literacy through leadership, educational programs, research and advocacy.Continue...

News in Brief

The AMS’s March 12 Annual General Meeting failed to reach quorum.

Eighty-eight voting members were present of the 100 required.

According to AMS bylaws, if quorum isn’t met the AMS must provide notification “in the Journal and other appropriate ways” within one week of the meeting. Any students wishing to contest the motions passed can do so with a 100-signature petition, forcing the AMS to hold a “replacement” AGM.Continue...

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