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Poster offends

A poster with an image evoking a Nazi party flag has campus groups calling for the removal of the poster and a response by Queen’s administration.

The poster, which depicts a Nazi flag where the swastika is replaced with the star of David, a symbol of Judaism, promotes Vagabond Theatre’s production William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, opening on Mar. 11.Continue...

Israeli Apartheid Week ‘turning up the heat’

Ontario MPPs condemned Israeli Apartheid Week last Thursday, but events went ahead as scheduled on Queen’s campus this week.

Queen’s chapter of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) organized the week, which aims to raise awareness about the experiences of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories such as the West Bank. The group is calling the occupation “Israeli apartheid.”Continue...

Bigger and prouder

Queen’s Pride Week, which runs from March 8 to 13, will highlight queer research happening on campus, co-ordinator Caitlyn Clark said.

Clark, ArtSci ’10, is the publicity chair for Queen’s Pride Project (QPP), which is co-ordinating the week.Continue...

Qureshy acclaimed as SGPS president

Last Thursday, Jawad Qureshy, MA ’11, was acclaimed president of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) in 2010-11.Continue...

News in Brief

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Norwalk virus on tour of campus

The norovirus—or Norwalk virus—is on campus for its yearly visit.

The virus, sometimes referred to as “stomach flu” is a nasty, short-term illness, Director of Environmental Health and Safety Dan Langham said, adding that it usually lasts one to two days.Continue...

Campus Catch-Up

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Tyler Ball elected Journal editor in chief

On Tuesday, Tyler Ball was elected Journal editor in chief for 2010-11.

Ball, the only candidate, received 28 votes of confidence and one vote against.

Twenty-nine of 44 eligible voters cast ballots.Continue...

Introducing the AMS Council 2010-11

After two rounds of interviews, incoming AMS executive—president Safiah Chowdhury, vice-president (operations) Ben Hartley and vice-president (university affairs) Chris Rudnicki—announced their council on Sunday night.

“Hiring was actually incredibly difficult to do,” Chowdhury said.Continue...

Ryerson report rings true for Queen’s

A new report on racism from Ryerson University has people talking about issues of diversity and discrimination on the downtown Toronto campus.

Former Queen’s Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) president Jeff Welsh said he thinks Queen’s could learn something from the 107-page report, which offers recommendations to improve inclusivity at Ryerson.Continue...

Campus figures, local authors talk censorship

An event in Stauffer Library this week has community members and local authors working side by side to defend their freedom to read without censorship.

Feb. 16 to 19 is Freedom to Read week, a library-sponsored event that invites local literature lovers to deliver public readings, with an emphasis on works that have been challenged or banned.Continue...

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Break-in near campus rattles three students

On Sunday night a man broke into a student home in the vicinity of Barrie and Earl streets dressed in black and waving what victims say appeared to be a gun.Continue...

A conference of minds

If Queen’s has ideas worth spreading, they’ll get the chance at an upcoming TEDx event slated for November.

TEDx is an offshoot of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), an organization that holds conferences around the world on a range of subjects with renowned public figures. TED is owned by the private, non-profit group The Sapling Foundation.Continue...

SGPS must pay up, principal says

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is putting the question of whether or not to give $4.5 million to the Queen’s Centre in their referendum on Feb. 17 and 18.

The fee would be $112.50 per student per year for the next 10 years, or twice that amount for the next five years.Continue...

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Not just any board game

Missing Monopoly money and checker pieces could be a thing of the past. A new technology out of Queen’s Human Media lab could change the way people play board games.Continue...

Black history goes contemporary

Black History Month is a time to speak about contemporary issues of race, Black History Month Co-ordinator Anna Thomas said.

“Black History Month is this weird construction that has implications I don’t believe in and the history presented isn’t necessarily an accurate reflection of reality,” she said.Continue...

Publishing and design services to amalgamate

Three AMS services will be amalgamated into the Tricolour Publication Services in May, AMS Media Services Director P.J. Lee said.

The Guide to Queen’s Agenda (GQA), Yearbook and Convocation Services (YCS) and the Publishing and Copy Centre (P&CC) Designs will combine to become the Tricolour Publication Services.Continue...

AMS winter referendum results

AMS winter referendum resultsContinue...

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