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Fundraising in the recession

With people’s wallets weighing less than they did a year ago, many don’t have the extra income they once did to make donations. Queen’s alumni are no exception.Continue...

The cost of secession

When the Society of Graduate and Professional Students absorbs the Education Students’ Society, SGPS President Jeff Welsh said reducing education students’ student fee is both feasible and fair. Welsh, PhD ’09, said SGPS council will vote on Mar. 24 at their annual general meeting on whether or not to support a reduced student fee of $30 for education students.Continue...

Intergroup Dialogue Program cancelled

The University has moved to immediately terminate the Intergroup Dialogue Program following a recommendation from a report assessing its usefulness in residences. The program, created by Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Arig Girgrah, consisted of six trained student intergroup facilitators who lived in residence and whose mandate was to engage students living in residence in discussions and activities related to diversity.Continue...

News in brief

Author Tim Cook has been named the winner of the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917–1918, Volume Two.Continue...

Presenting Black History Month

The African and Caribbean Students’ Association, together with CultureSHOCK, is hosting a visual timeline, “A Walk Through the Times: the Story of Black Canadians,” as part of the Black History Month events.

ACSA President Vanessa Denny, ArtSci ’09, said the ACSA executive decided to create the timeline as a way of bringing attention to eminent and little-known black Canadians and their contributions to the nation’s history.Continue...

Meet the new 2009-10 AMS council

On Sunday night, incoming AMS executive—president Michael Ceci, vice-president (operations) Leslie Yun and vice-president (university affairs) Adam Zabrodski—hired next year’s AMS council.

Ceci, ArtSci ’ 09, said he’s looking forward to next year.Continue...

Next step for Queen’s Centre

After two town hall meetings in less than a week, details of the next step of Queen’s Centre construction are still uncertain. Although plans indicate installation of a pre-fabricated arena on west campus will go ahead, the project team has yet to decide which part of phase two will go up on main campus.Continue...

Resident arrested in child porn bust

A Kingston man is among 31 people facing a combined 93 charges in a province-wide crackdown on
child pornography. Provincial police officers and investigators from 18 police departments, including Kingston, raided homes across Ontario on Wednesday with 33 search warrants.

Kingston officers raided two homes Wednesday, but they’ve only identified one suspect.Continue...

Climate change, compromises and crises

This weekend, Queen’s students are learning more about the compromises and backroom negotiations behind the global fight against climate change.

Feb. 6, 7 and 8 will mark the first Queen’s Interactive Crisis Simulation (QICSim), hosted by the Queen’s International Affairs Association (QIAA).Continue...

Professor nominated for Charles Taylor Prize

History professor Ana Siljak has spent the last eight years trying to get inside the mind of an assassin.

Luckily, Siljak said she couldn’t identify with her subject.Continue...

Federal budget leaves women behind, professor says

According to a new report by a Queen’s law professor, the 2009 federal budget is leaving women financially vulnerable.

In her report Budget 2009: Designed to Leave Women Behind—Again, professor Kathleen Lahey explains how the federal budget is unequal.Continue...

A change of plans

At a town hall meeting last night, the Queen’s Centre project team presented the student working group and other students with two options for going forward.

David Dymecki, a principal partner from Sasaki Associates Ltd., the architectural firm which designed the Queen’s Centre, gave a presentation.

Dymecki outlined the two options the Queen’s Centre project team is taking into consideration.

The first option is to build the fieldhouse before the Student Life Centre and the second option is to commence the construction of the Student Life Centre before the fieldhouse.Continue...

Students abroad denied the vote

This 2009 was supposed to be supposed to be the first year students on exchange were able to vote in AMS elections and referenda while overseas, but the effort was thwarted due to the recent hacking of the AMS website.

Because about 200 business students go on exchange every year, the effort was largely spearheaded by Commerce Society President Matthew Price.Continue...

Protecting the Student Initiative Fund

Associate-Vice Principal and Dean of Student Affairs Jason Laker said he aims to preserve the Student Initiative Fund despite the budget cuts his office is facing.

“We’re doing everything we can to protect it in terms of budget cuts."Continue...

A guide to academic grievances

The writing of grievance policies is left up to individual faculties but none have comprehensive guidelines. No faculty requires its professors to submit exams for approval before they are administered nor do they have policy regarding WebCT use.Continue...

‘He could shine in his own way’

Eric Hatlelid will be remembered as a quick-witted, exceptionally talented student who loved sports and classic rock.

Hatlelid, ArtSci ’11, was found dead by his housemates at their home on Saturday.Continue...

AMS votes to align federally

On Thursday night, AMS Assembly voted unanimously in favour of joining federal lobbying group Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) in an associate membership role for a one-year trial period. AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner Matthew Lombardi said the decision comes as a result of personal lobbying and positive student feedback.Continue...

AMS referendum results

View a summary of the AMS referendum results.Continue...

Examining the trends of sexual assault

The immediate reporting of sexual assault crimes is crucial to ensuring the victim’s health and to building a legal case, said Donna Joyce, manager of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Program at Kingston General Hospital (KGH).

“A lot of the support that we offer to patients has to be done within the first 72 hours after the act has been committed,” she said.Continue...

Federal budget gives $2 billion to infrastructure

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented a 2009 Federal Budget this past Tuesday that includes up to $2 billion in new infrastructure funds for Canada’s post-secondary institutions.

According to the budget, 70 per cent of the money will be set aside for deferred maintenance and repair projects at universities.Continue...

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