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Third powwow’s the charm

Despite severe budget cuts over the past two years, the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre will host its annual educational powwow tomorrow at Agnes Benedickson Field.

Now in its third year, the event was planned with a budget of $15,000—$25,000 less than when it began in 2007.Continue...

Queen’s posts high student retention rates

When students choose Queen’s, they tend to stay for the long haul.

Queen’s dropout rate is comparatively lower than the rates at other universities across the country.Continue...

Accessibility Queen’s finds funds

Poor transitioning and mismanagement of the Accessibility Queen’s (AQ) fund in the past few years has led to a surplus of more than $250,000 for this year’s committee to spend on accessibility projects.

“It had just sort of gotten lost,” Vice-President (University Affairs) Adam Zabrodski said. “Last year, the chairs of Accessibility Queen’s thought they only had $50,000 to spend.”Continue...

Warning signs

Student leaders, led by AMS President Michael Ceci, sent an e-mail to Queen's students Wednesday morning regarding the potential events at Aberdeen Street this Saturday.Continue...

When pipers come to play

Since becoming competitive last January, Queen’s pipe band has been hitting high notes—four, to be exact.

The band, which has 22 members, won four competitions against other bands in eastern Ontario and New York in the past year.Continue...

Kerry on the legacy

After nearly 10 years on the job, Vice-Principal (Research) Kerry Rowe is ready to say farewell.

Rowe will step down from his position on Aug. 31, 2010. His decade of service will make him the longest serving Vice-Principal of research among the G-13, Canada’s top 13 research schools.Continue...

No longer bi themselves

Tomorrow, students will show their stripes as a pink, purple and blue flag flies over the JDUC to recognize the University’s first Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

Amanda Christie, Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP) chair and ArtSci ’12 said she hopes the flag will create visibility and awareness about the bisexual community.Continue...

Fauxcoming, or going away?

Homecoming may be off the books officially, but students, administrators and the city are cautious about what to expect this weekend on Aberdeen Street.

Last year, then-Principal Tom Williams cancelled Homecoming, which would’ve taken place this weekend, for 2009-10 and 2010-11 in hopes of curbing the unsanctioned party that annually attracts about 5,000 people to Aberdeen Street on the Saturday night of Homecoming weekend.Continue...

Men and women equally abuse victims, study says

According to a new study, violence is no longer a gendered term.

A report funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research says male university students are almost as likely to experience violence as their female counterparts.Continue...

Jack came back

From the U.S.’s ongoing healthcare debate to Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr, New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton fielded a myriad of questions when he spoke in Ellis Auditorium on Tuesday night.

The town hall meeting was his second visit to Queen’s in six months.Continue...

Staying in line online

Students could find themselves tangled in a web of trouble for breaching copyright and licensing laws under the Queen’s University Computer User Code of Ethics.

“Basically it regulates access to administrative and research systems,” Information Systems security manager George Farah said. “It doesn’t really describe regulating personal behaviour.”Continue...

Vendetta against violence

“Tonight is the night we demand to be free from violence.”

Thirty-one years after the first Take Back the Night march, the annual event has grown into an international movement.Continue...

Consulting citizens on climate control

Helen Ma, ArtSci ’06, won’t be going to the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference this December, but her opinions on climate change might be.

Ma, who lives in Kingston, is one of 100 Canadians who have been randomly selected to participate in World Wide Views on Global Warming, an international citizen consultation project.Continue...

Grease Pole an ‘all-faculty event’

When the going got tough, it seems Sci ’13 needed some help to get it going.

Three hours, 43 minutes and 31 seconds into the annual Grease Pole climb, it took Sci ’12 student Cian O’Neill-Kizoff to reach the top and show the engineering frosh how it was done.Continue...

The nuts and bolts of starting a business

When Gilbert Tong, ArtSci ’10, couldn’t find a job this summer, he decided to cash in on a nutty idea.

“I was looking for a job this summer and it was a bit rough,” he said.Continue...

Frosh Week fumbles on inclusion issues

Not everyone was treated to a welcoming and inclusive environment during orientation.

Last Wednesday, Andrea Chan, Queen’s Pride Project (QPP) social co-ordinator and ArtSci ’10, was at the Queen’s in the Park event in City Park when a frosh group approached her QPP booth.Continue...

Not a-loan in feeling the squeeze

Like many students returning to school after a summer of record unemployment, Saquib Siddiqui, ArtSci ’13, is counting every dollar of his Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loan to make the money stretch this year.

Siddiqui may not know how to cook yet, but hundreds of dollars says he will soon learn.Continue...

Six steps to success

With the start of the school year at their feet, Team CYZ say they’re ready to make good on their six major campaign promises made during their campaign last January.

AMS President Michael Ceci was elected along with Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun and Vice-President (University Affairs) Adam Zabrodski.Continue...

Social media put to the test in classrooms

Abby Ho, Comm ’09, regularly watched YouTube videos and checked Twitter in class last year—with her professor’s encouragement.

Film studies professor Sidney Eve Matrix teaches FILM240, where she uses social media such as podcasts, clickers and YouTube in her lectures.Continue...

Downloadable textbooks take off

Thanks to a new Campus Bookstore initiative, students will be able to download some textbook debt away.

Students can now access free digital books in Digital Study Version (DSV) format on the bookstore’s new website, campusebookstore.com, potentially shaving off textbook costs for the school year.Continue...

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