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Flood delays Queen’s Centre opening

Water damage from a rainstorm last month will delay the Queen’s Centre opening until late fall, acting Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance) Bill Bryck said.

A severe thunderstorm on Aug. 11 flooded the new gym’s floor, which had been installed about two weeks earlier.Continue...

GPAs make their mark on transcripts

Queen’s notoriously confusing transcripts will soon be a thing of the past.

Beginning in May 2011, the University will introduce a letter grade and grade point average (GPA) system to all student transcripts, bringing Queen’s in line with approximately 95 per cent of universities in North America, Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP) chair Charles Beach said.Continue...

News in Brief

Burnes trial pushed back Queen’s student John David Burnes will make his next appearance in court on Aug. 18 after being charged with one count of possessing child pornography and one count of making child pornography available.Continue...

‘He did an awful lot in his short life’

Gregory Poels will be remembered as a soft-spoken man and good listener.

Poels, ArtSci ’09, died in his sleep at his home in Kingston on June 28.Continue...

Finer points of the law

Mind your manners, or it’ll cost you.

If Kingston’s proposed public nuisance bylaw passes in September, anyone caught kicking over garbage or urinating in public could face a fine.Continue...

Queen’s Centre opening set for fall

Three years after breaking ground on the project, Phase I of the Queen’s Centre will be open by the time students arrive in September, acting Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance) Bill Bryck said.

Phase I will house the new student life centre and athletics facilities.Continue...

Queen's Centre opening delayed by flood

Flooding in the Queen’s Centre has delayed the new facility’s opening date until late fall, acting Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance) Bill Bryck said.Continue...

Castle undergoes name change

Queen’s alumnus Alfred Bader celebrated his 85th birthday in the newly-renamed Bader International Study Centre on Wednesday.Continue...

QBridge reaches out internationally

A new pilot program beginning in 2010 will give students who fail to meet Queen’s English-language requirements for admission a second chance to be accepted to the University.Continue...

‘I’m living under a crazy law’

Three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, Adil Charkaoui was working in his father’s pizza restaurant in Montreal when a group of federal agents visited him.

The men, Charkaoui remembers, were dressed in black suits and approached him gravely.Continue...

‘He would always greet you and ask how you were’

Simon Deng will be remembered as a hardworking, passionate student who had the ability to make everyone around him smile.

Deng, Comm ’11, died in his sleep at his home in Markham on June 2. His funeral was held on June 6.Continue...

Getting candid with Cándida

For ethnomusicologist Cándida Jáquez, her present life began as the result of an accidental encounter she still remembers vividly.

Jáquez is the women’s studies department’s visiting scholar for 2009 and will be on campus until September, acting as a resource for students and faculty who are interested in her areas of research.Continue...

Women’s studies by any other name

The women’s studies department has voted near-unanimously to change its name to gender studies, pending approval by the Faculty of Arts and Science board and Senate.

In a May 4 e-mail to women’s studies students, department head Bev Baines said the faculty board will vote on the motion at its September meeting.Continue...

School of Medicine gets new home

The Queen’s School of Medicine will start construction on a new $76 million building this year to avoid losing its accreditation as a teaching facility.

On May 25, the federal and provincial governments announced they will contribute $56.7 million to the University for the new building. Queen’s will raise the remaining $19.3 million.Continue...

News in Brief

A Queen’s student and former Olympic athlete will make his next appearance in court on July 21 after being charged with one count of possessing child pornography and one count of making child pornography available.Continue...

'This is not an election; this is selection'

More than 30 Iranian students, professors and their non-Iranian supporters demonstrated in front of Stauffer Library on Monday, chanting, “This is not an election; this is selection.” For more than two hours, they called for a recount of the vote that declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner of the June 12 election in Iran.Continue...

Queen’s confirms first swine flu case

A female student who’s living off-campus has been confirmed to have H1N1 influenza, or swine flu.

The student reported symptoms a few weeks ago and was tested at the on-campus student health clinic, Director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety Dan Langham said.Continue...

Spring Reunion gives alumni a quieter homecoming

Queen’s alumni celebrated a different kind of Homecoming this weekend at the first Spring Reunion and second annual MiniU.

The Spring Reunion replaced the traditional Homecoming weekend in September, which has been cancelled for at least two yearsContinue...

Flat tuition raises students’ concerns

Starting this September, University of Toronto Arts and Science undergraduate students will have to pay a flat tuition fee, no matter how many courses they take.

Queen’s has no plans to do the same.Continue...

Supervisor loss leaves students in academic limbo

In the wake of University-wide budget cuts of up to 20 per cent over the next three years, nine graduate students in the French department have found themselves in limbo as they face the loss of their supervisor, adjunct professor Eugène Nshimiyimana.Continue...

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