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Integrating Herstmonceux

On Feb. 10, Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs Jason Laker and AMS President Talia Radcliffe will travel to Herstmonceux Castle in England to meet with students and staff at Queen’s International Study Centre.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is financing the trip.Continue...

Queen’s appoints new principal

Daniel Robert Woolf has been selected to serve as the University’s 20th Principal, chair of the Board of Trustees Bill Young announced at a press conference Wednesday.

In addition to his current post as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Woolf, ArtSci ’80, has taught at Bishop’s University, Dalhousie University and McMaster University.Continue...

Overheard on election night

“I love you. I would kill someone for you.”
—Overly-affectionate housemateContinue...

Team CAS takes MCRC election

For Robyn Courtney, Jake Axelrod and Edward Schiavon, the many hours devoted to campaigning paid off Wednesday night when they were elected next year’s MCRC executive.

“I sacrificed a lot of sleep for this, but it’s totally worth it,” Courtney said.Continue...

KAM has confidence

For the incoming Concurrent Education Students Association (CESA) executive team, the easy part is over.

Team KAM, all ConEd ’10, was the only team running for the society’s leadership for next year.Continue...

Ellis wins EngSoc

Greg Ellis, Sci ’10, was elected president of the Engineering Society last night by a tight margin of 15 votes. Ellis, who received 409 votes or approximately 42 per cent, defeated Chris Reinfelds, who received 394 votes or approximately 41 per cent. 165 ballots—or 17 per cent—were spoiled.Continue...

Josh and Jill climb ASUS hill

When incoming ASUS President Jill Evans and Vice-President Josh Michelson need to pass the time, they dance—and that’s just what they did last night.

“I think we’re going to have to dance really hard to ‘A Little Less Conversation’ by Elvis. A remix if we’re feeling crazy,” Michelson said early in the evening as the team waited for results in Evans’s living room with a small group of supporters.Continue...

Morgan Campbell wins student trustee

Standing outside Undergraduate Student Trustee Michael Ceci’s house party in the wee hours of this morning, where his team was celebrating their AMS executive win, Morgan Campbell found out she won 56 per cent of student votes to become next year’s undergraduate student trustee.

Campbell spent most of the evening at AMS executive candidate team MAP’s house party before leaving at 3 a.m. to head over to Ceci’s party.Continue...

MAP loses by 5.36 per cent margin

Someone should have brought out a guitar.

Love was in the air as the close knit group of MAP volunteers and friends banded together in huddle formation to support their team after hearing of its defeat.Continue...

CYZ wins bid for AMS executive

At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, Team CYZ was elected to AMS executive after a night of nervous waiting.

The house exploded with cheers while president-elect Michael Ceci, vice-president (operations)-elect Leslie Yun and vice-president (university affairs)-elect Adam Zabrodski hugged each other, overjoyed. Friends and campaign supporters who had been waiting for good news since late last night chanted ‘CYZ’ while congratulations were offered to the team.Continue...

Marching for Israel

Last Thursday, about 50 people gathered to march through the streets of Kingston to show support for Israel in light of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The current conflict began on Dec. 27, 2008 after a six-month truce between Israel and Hamas.Continue...

News in brief

The class of Comm ’09 is establishing a scholarship fund in memory of student Baha Bekenov, Comm ’09, who died suddenly of a pre-existing medical condition in Goodes Hall on Nov. 11, 2008.

The class is working to raise funds for its “Comm ’09 Scholarship in memory of Baha Bekenov” as its graduating gift.Continue...

AMS website hacked

Students looking to access the AMS website over the weekend were confronted with a page load error, the product of the website’s server being taken offline after being hacked. Vice-President (Operations) Ken Wang said the entire website was taken down and replaced with “this website was hacked by LinuXploit_crew.”Continue...

Making room for the ESS

Next year, education students will be faced with a new governing body after students in the faculty of education voted to leave the AMS and join the SGPS last Thursday night.

“Most of the ESS members that I talked to seemed to indicate that it was just a better alignment of interests,” SGPS President Jeff Welsh said.Continue...

Team GAS: Looking for involvement

MCRC executive candidate team GAS believes that, if elected, their experience within the residence system will prove to be their greatest asset.

“I’ve lived in residence all three years that I’ve been here at Queen’s," said presidential candidate Robyn Gregory.Continue...

YTP: Changing the way things are done

MCRC executive candidate team YTP is putting an emphasis on communication within and beyond the residence bubble.

“Our platform is based on making a better residence for everyone, a better community. Implementing more sustainability efforts,” said vice-president (residence affairs) candidate Lucia Ter Stege.Continue...

Team Evans-Michelson: keeping ASUS accountable

ASUS presidential candidate Jill Evans and her running mate Josh Michelson both know they have their work cut out for them.

Evans, ArtSci ’11, said she’s aware her faculty society has an image problem.Continue...

‘I feel that I can bring a new perspective’

Engineering Society presidential candidate Greg Ellis, Sci ’10, said his status as an EngSoc outsider gives him a unique perspective on student government.Continue...

‘I have a lot of great experiences and ideas’

Engineering Society presidential candidate Chris Reinfelds says he wants to use his experience on EngSoc to give back to the society. Reinfelds, a third-year chemical engineering student, has been a member of the Engineering Society Board of Directors for the past two years.Continue...

Team KAM bring their experience to CESA

Team KAM–Mike Brinkworth, ConEd ’10, Katie Shifman, ConEd ’09 and Allison Sullovey, ConEd ’09 –are running uncontested for the Concurrent Education Students Association executive.Continue...

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