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Looking ahead after tragedy

Following the death of Jack Windeler, ArtSci ’13, last week, his family is working with the University to prevent future tragedies like his. Windeler committed suicide on March 26.

Jack’s father Eric Windeler, Comm ’82, came to campus this week to host a discussion about his son’s death.Continue...

Unionization vote inconclusive

A vote on Wednesday for Queen’s staff union representation by the United Steelworkers of Canada is inconclusive.Continue...

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Fraternities skirt school ban

Despite an official ban on fraternities and sororities, Queen’s campus appears to be home to at least two fraternities.

The AMS banned frats and sororities on campus in 1930-31. The AMS’s history records that in 1934 the University Senate passed a motion still in effect today to ban students from joining fraternities and sororities.Continue...

Surplus funds fix accessibility flaws

Despite delays in the Grey House lift project, accessibility funds have been spent wisely this year, Accessibility Queen’s (AQ) co-chair Katie Charboneau said.

Mismanagement in past years led AQ to have an unexpected surplus of more than $250,000 to spend on projects this year.Continue...

ArtSci faculty board rejects Dean’s draft

More than 300 students, staff and faculty gathered in Chernoff Auditorium on March 25 for the Arts and Science Faculty Board meeting to protest Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Alistair Maclean’s Draft Response to Principal Daniel Woolf’s vision statement.Continue...

Remembering Jack

Jack Windeler will be remembered as a thoughtful and kind individual who lived courageously.

Windeler, ArtSci ’13, died in his Leonard Hall residence room on March 26. He committed suicide.

A memorial service was held in Toronto yesterday.Continue...

Discovering interdisciplinary studies

Queen’s increasing number of interdisciplinary courses is creating dialogue on how departments will be organized in the future.

Principal Daniel Woolf listed interdisciplinary studies as one of four “I” priorities in Where Next?, his academic vision document.Continue...

Sumo suits end in apology

The AMS’s decision to cancel a “Sumo Showdown” fundraiser last Thursday has garnered Queen’s national media attention.

The National Post ran a front-page story on Tuesday about the event cancellation and the apology the AMS issued on their website.Continue...

AMS accommodation?

This fall, Orientation Week’s schedule may be altered to accommodate students who would otherwise miss out on events because of Rosh Hashanah. Orientation is scheduled for Sept. 6 to 11.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, coincides with the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of faculty orientation.Continue...

Break-in stories rampant on campus

A new break-in was reported in what appears to be a trend of home invasions near campus.

Kiran Rana, ArtSci ’11 said her house was broken into on March 17. “We got home at 1 a.m. and I know I locked the doors. ... I woke up with a start at 7:30 a.m. and I couldn’t find my laptop...Continue...

School of Religion renamed

The newly-renamed School of Religious Studies reflects a shift in students’ academic interests, religious studies professor Pamela Dickey Young said. On Tuesday, Queen’s held a ceremony in Theological Hall to mark the renaming of the University’s theological college and religious studies department to the School of Religious Studies.Continue...

The realities of virtual conferencing

Law students and professors from around the world gathered at Queen’s last week without leaving their computers. The conference, which was about technology and law and entitled “Individual Autonomy Law and Technology: A virtual conference in honour of the late professor Hugh Lawford,” was held on the website Second Life on Mar. 18.Continue...

AMS in solidarity

Vice-President (University Affairs)-elect Chris Rudnicki, put forward a motion at AMS Assembly on Mar. 25 “for the Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University to issue a statement of solidarity with the students, staff and faculty of First Nations University (FNU) and call on the federal government to restore its $7.2-million operational grant.”Continue...

Program previews post-secondary

Queen’s University Experience Program (UEP) is back for its fifth year on Apr. 10.

The initiative is aimed at high-school students who are the first generation of their families to pursue post-secondary education in Canada.Continue...

New bus route to VIA Rail station

A new bus route from campus to the VIA Rail station will start before students arrive in September, AMS Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun said.

When she ran for AMS office with President Michael Ceci and Vice-President (University Affairs) Adam Zabrodski, they promised to fulfill six promises before the end of their term.Continue...

Talking hybrid learning models

A pilot project from the Principal’s Taskforce on Virtualization put two different models of virtualization into practice this past year.

The project used lecture-capture systems in two first-year courses, BIOL 102 and POLS 110. Videos of the lectures were used to supplement, not replace, lectures.Continue...

City stalls arts funds

Final approval on the city of Kingston’s $6-million contribution to the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts has been delayed until Apr. 6.

The $63 million centre will provide recital, theatre, screening and rehearsal space. Isabel and Alfred Bader donated $18 million to the project and attended the Oct. 1 groundbreaking ceremony.Continue...

TAFA union causes confusion

Eight hundred and six graduate teaching assistants and teaching fellows voted in the Teaching Assistant and Fellow Association’s (TAFA) Union drive on Tuesday, with 454 students voting in favour, 351 voting against and one spoiled ballot.Continue...

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