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Farm closures sow dissent

If Kingston’s two prison farms are closing down, it won’t be without a fight.

Last week, a group of Queen’s students and community members protested the closures in front of Frontenac Institution, a minimum-security prison on Bath Rd.Continue...

More women choosing engineering, faculty says

Queen’s wants to make sure prospective female engineering students see themselves in the program—literally.

The Faculty of Applied Science is recruiting female students with a video blog feature on their new prospective student website.Continue...

News in Brief

This weekend, the AMS will provide a shuttle bus between campus and the Via Rail train station to assess student demand for a bus travelling that route.

The shuttle is part of the executive’s campaign pledge for a new Kingston Transit route, AMS Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun said.Continue...

Film questions image industry

Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty?

America the Beautiful, a documentary by American filmmaker Darryl Roberts, tries to answer that question by exploring American society’s fixation on physical attractiveness.Continue...

Marching against animal abuse

This Saturday, a group of Queen’s students will walk for farm animals to support local group Kingston Animal Trust.

Kingston Animal Trust will give the proceeds to Farm Sanctuary, a national non-profit organization committed to ending animal cruelty and advocating for animal regulation reform, Ian Clark, ArtSci ’12, said.Continue...

Sutherland plaque unveiled

Wilfrid Peters, Law ’62, has one more good memory to add to his experience at Queen’s.

Peters, a Caribbean native and Toronto resident, said he spent the best years of his life in law school at Queen’s, but wasn’t aware of alumnus Robert Sutherland’s legacy while on campus.Continue...

Fee not option for ESS

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) won’t make the Education Students’ Society (ESS) fork over its Queen’s Centre fee to the AMS.

The ESS, which represents education students who have normally already completed an undergraduate degree, voted in January to leave the AMS and join the SGPS.Continue...

Finding justice on the road

Abousfian Abdelrazik isn’t sure where his connection with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) began and he won’t begin to guess where it will end.

“It’s the story of 12 years,” he said during a talk in Macdonald Hall yesterday. “It’s a long story with many details.”Continue...

News in Brief

Ahmed Hassan, professor in the School of Computing, received $1.4 million from Research In Motion (RIM), the company responsible for the creation of the BlackBerry, on Wednesday to continue his studies in large scale system testing.Continue...

Roughing it for art history

He’s been labelled a real-life Indiana Jones, but Gauvin Bailey insists he’s just a regular man.

Bailey, a professor at Aberdeen University in Scotland, will give a public talk this Tuesday, Ellis Hall Auditorium at 6 p.m., on his studies of Baroque and Renaissance art in former European colonies.Continue...

Queen’s marks China’s 60th

Last night, several dozen students gathered on campus to celebrate a very special birthday—the 60th birthday of modern China.

The Queen’s Association of Chinese Studies (QACS) organized Chinese National Day celebrations, which took place in Robert Sutherland Hall. Anyone with an interest in Chinese culture was invited to attend.Continue...

Contributors of the month

Craig came to the sports section eager to write and continue his journalistic career, and hasn’t let us down. With very little training, he covered two games and did a fantastic job for us.Continue...

Campus Catch-Up

Thompson Rivers University’s president was fired on Sept. 14 from the B.C. school after just one year on the job.

According to the board of directors’ report, the board lost confidence in Kathleen Scherf, president and vice-chancellor of Thompson Rivers since Sept. 2008.Continue...

Province-wide campaign seeks UHIP review

International students at Queen’s pay more for less when it comes to health care, Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) Equity Commissioner Usman Mushtaq said.

The University requires students who will be in Canada for more than three weeks to purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) before being able to register for courses on QCARD.Continue...

Aberdeen attracts smaller turnout

What was supposed to be a quick stop on Aberdeen Street to show his out-of-town friend the street party turned into a nine-hour detention for Nick Holt, Sci ’12, this weekend.

Holt was arrested on Saturday night for a liquor law violation and kept in a holding cell at Kingston Police headquarters before being released at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.Continue...

Overheard on Aberdeen 2009

Overheard on AberdeenContinue...

Aberdeen Street Live Blog Replay

Aberdeen Street Live Blog ReplayContinue...

Rainy weather, police presence curb Aberdeen Street party

Heavy rain and low temperatures thinned out a relatively small Aberdeen Street crowd by 2 a.m. last night.

The crowd peaked at midnight with about 2,000 partiers on the street.Continue...

News in Brief

Residences may create focus groups on student safety

Focus groups may be created in residences this winter to get student feedback on residence security, Director of Housing and Hospitality Services Bruce Griffiths said.Continue...

PARTEQ brings science ‘into the real world’

The grass is looking green for Queen’s.

Last Friday, the province announced $13.6 million in funding for PARTEQ Innovations for a new GreenCentre.Continue...

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