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Queen’s to break ground on new creative arts centre

On May 13, the University announced it will break ground on a $63 million arts centre set to open in downtown Kingston in 2011 once it receives building approval from the city.

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, which will house a concert hall, studio theatre, art gallery and film screening room, will largely be funded by the municipal, provincial and federal governments.Continue...

Faculty raise questions over compensation

Following Principal Tom Williams’s report to the Queen’s community Apr. 23, the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) has accused the administration of misleading the public about negotiations to reduce the amount of the University’s budget allocated to salaries.Continue...

Measuring the Queen’s Centre carbon footprint

Although environmentally-friendly measures are being implemented into the Queen’s Centre’s design and construction, the administration currently has no way to calculate for the carbon footprint it will leave behind.Continue...

News in brief

The University is considering changing its grading system from percentage grades to grade point averages.Continue...

Queen’s Centre steals the spotlight

All other campus construction projects have been put on hold because the Queen’s Centre is taking up so much of the University’s budget and attention, Principal Tom Williams said. He said the economic downturn has slowed donations from benefactors, making the future of all projects dependent on government funding.Continue...

AMS services not immune to recession

The recent economic downturn has hit many businesses financially and the AMS’ services are no exception, with Common Ground being the hardest hit by the recession, said Vice-President (Operations) Ken Wang.
“The economic climate is such that people have less disposable incomes."Continue...

Dollars and sense

At Monday night’s ASUS Assembly, emotions were high during a discussion about whether ASUS President Jacob Mantle should receive his entire honorarium for his year in office. After the ASUS Honourarium Review Committee withheld part of his $2,500 winter semester honourarium, Mantle called an Assembly to appeal the process of evaluation.Continue...

Victoria Hall site of sexual assault

A 21-year-old Queen’s student has been arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of another student that happened in her room in Victoria Hall last Friday. According to a Queen’s Campus Security alert, the male “piggy-backed” into Victoria Hall on Friday morning, entered an unlocked residence room and assaulted the female student.Continue...

Future of Queen’s Centre uncertain

Future plans for the Queen’s Centre are up in the air as the construction of Phases II and III of the Queen’s Centre are being put on hold, indefinitely, said Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities) Ann Browne. “Very simply, I have been told when we have funding, we will move forward. Until we have funding we will not be moving forward at all," she said.Continue...

News in brief

The new Ontario provincial budget was released yesterday by Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan.Continue...

City to further trim its waste

Starting in September, the Ghetto will get an organic makeover with the introduction of a new composting system.

Over the past four weeks, the City of Kingston has distributed approximately 37,000 Green Bins to homeowners across the city.Continue...

Farewell, RWS

With one week of classes left and a month before they pass the torch to their successors, members of executive team Radcliffe, Wang and St. Clair say their three-pronged campaign platform was effectively accomplished.

RWS’s promise to combat racism through equity training was a major part of their electoral campaign.Continue...

Reuse to reduce

If you thought Jock Harty was gone for good this time, think again. After his namesake bit the dust for the third time, the ghost of the hockey great will take up residence in the Queen’s Centre.Continue...

The language barrier

Yesterday, students and faculty gathered to rally for the protection of language programs at Queen’s.

With Queen’s facing 20 per cent in budget cuts over the next three years, faculty and students are increasingly concerned about which departments will be most affected.Continue...

Athletics fee increase passes at AGM

A motion to increase the Athletics and Recreation fee by $120 over three years passed almost unanimously at the AMS Annual General Meeting Monday. The fee will increase by $35 next year, with a $40 increase the year after and a $45 increase in 2012 before being indexed to inflation in 2013.Continue...

St. Patrick's Day food fight breaks out in cafeteria

Leonard Hall cafeteria was the site of mess and mayhem on Tuesday evening as students took part in a St. Patrick’s Day food fight.
Despite precautions taken by Leonard staff to prevent the anticipated incident, including placing personnel on watch across the cafeteria, the food fight began as planned at about five minutes to six after a spirited countdown.Continue...

Celebrate, commemorate, educate

This week marked a time of celebration, remembrance and education as students gathered to celebrate Queen’s Pride Week, hosted by Queen’s Pride Project.

Pride Week, now in its third year, was previously organized by the Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP).Continue...

Agendas and accusations

At Monday night’s AMS Annual General Meeting, Nick Day, ArtSci ’09, motioned for the removal of First Year ASUS Representative to the AMS Kevin Wiener.

“The motion was for Kevin Wiener to be removed from AMS Assembly and for the AMS to recommend that he wouldn’t be a representative to ASUS,” Day said.Continue...

Students want Coke off campus

Queen’s students are questioning the Coke side of life after passing a motion at the AMS Annual General Meeting on Monday to publically oppose the University’s future involvement with Coca-Cola after its cold beverage exclusivity contract ends, next year. 836 students were registered to vote at the meeting.Continue...

adidas under fire

Queen’s No Sweat has obtained documents stating that not all pieces of Queen’s Atheltics clothing are made in Canada. Upon signing the contract in 2008, Queen’s told students all clothing would be made in the country.

No Sweat project directors Stephanie Simoes and Jonathan Adamo were refused access to an uncensored copy of Queen’s contract with adidas after filing a request through Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, but were granted the list of factories that produce Queen’s clothing.Continue...

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