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Haiti quake shakes Queen’s

Tammy Babcock, a security supervisor at Queen’s, is taking leave from work the next few weeks.

But instead of a vacation, she’s leaving Kingston to go to Haiti on Jan. 26 to help with relief efforts.Continue...

Overhauled QCARD in the works

Students will soon have a revamped QCARD, thanks to the Queen’s University Administrative Systems Replacement (QUASR) project.

The project, which is split into four phases, overhauled the University’s finance administration system in November.Continue...

High demand for academic counselling

Academic Advising Services is attempting to deal with high student demand by creating a new website, Senior Academic Counsellor Joyce Hunter said.

The website, which is set to open in the fall, will include advice about common issues that students have regarding academics and different sources of information for students, she said.Continue...

Break-ins down, police say

Kingston Police reported two break and enters in the Ghetto area over the winter holidays, down from the eight reported last year.

There were 18 break-ins in 2007-08, 22 in 2006-07 and 35 in 2005-06. Police said items that are typically stolen include computers, laptops and other electronics and bicycles.Continue...

Envisioning academics

More interdisciplinary programs and fewer areas of research concentration are on the academic planning agenda, according to Principal Daniel Woolf’s vision document released on Friday.

The 22-page document contains Woolf’s vision for the long-term academic direction of Queen’s and calls for innovative ways of structuring degree programs and teaching methods.Continue...

ASUS equity commissioner resigns

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Equity Commissioner resigned at the Dec. 3 ASUS Assembly.

The Equity Commissioner position was voted into effect on Feb. 5. It was created to fulfill some of the aims of ASUS’s Leading Action on Diversity plan which calls for an advisory position to oversee education on diversity issues within Arts and Science.Continue...

No ‘quick fix’ for Queen’s debt

Queen’s may soon sell bonds to help finance its debt from capital projects, University spokesperson for Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis told the Globe and Mail on Jan. 11. Other Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, are also looking into the bond market as they face upcoming budget crunches.Continue...

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AMS website offers advice for house hunters

Before students begin their housing search, they should take the time to research options and not rush to sign a lease, Manager of Community Housing Elaine Bevens Caird said. Caird said she sees the biggest housing rush after students return from the holidays.Continue...

Advanced placement

His new office may be neat and tidy, but Tom Harris’s job responsibilities aren’t. Last Monday, Harris began his five-year term as the University’s new vice-principal (advancement), inheriting an office that will increasingly be relied on to bring Queen’s revenue in the face of severe budget cuts.Continue...

School of Kinesiology open for use

One month after the Queen’s Centre’s Dec. 1 opening, there’s another new kid at the corner of Division and Union streets. The new School of Kinesiology, which opened on Monday, will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. today.Continue...

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