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Best Buddies spreads the word to stop a slur

More than 150 Queen’s students have pledged not to use the r-word, thanks to Best Buddies’ “Spread the Word to End the R-Word” campaign.Continue...

ASUS papers over problems in DSC election

ASUS switched to paper ballots during Department Student Council (DSC) elections last Thursday after experiencing errors in its online voting system, and there’s still confusion about
who’s responsible.Continue...

ReUnion Street Festival fee passes, after a fight

A mandatory $12.50 ReUnion Street Festival fee and a $24.43 Tricolour Yearbook and Studio Q opt-out fee passed at Tuesday’s AMS Annual General Meeting (AGM).Continue...

Sexual assault policy consultation moving forward

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group (SAPRWG) finished up a series of four open consultations regarding a permanent sexual assault policy this week.Continue...

Student safety an issue for stadium

Concerns around student safety and student experience arose at a special meeting of AMS Assembly that presented the upcoming plans for the Richardson Stadium revitalization project.Continue...

Campus accessibility audit begins

Queen’s is looking to make its campus more accessible, beginning a two-year accessibility audit launched over Reading Week.Continue...

AMS honours landlord, student at City Hall

Longtime Kingston landlord Danielle Aird was awarded the 2014-15 Golden Key annual award during Thursday evening’s AMS Assembly at City Hall.Continue...

Slow going to unionization for research assistants

The votes cast almost a year ago by Queen’s graduate research assistants (RAs) in a union certification vote still have yet to be counted.Continue...

Canadian homeless connect through radio

Over the course of 15 hours, CFRC played host to the stories of homeless people from across Canada, taking their experiences and broadcasting them from Kingston to a national audience in a quest to raise awareness.Continue...

Festival fee moves to AGM

After roughly five and a half hours of debate, AMS Assembly ratified the incoming 2015-16 council, established a new opt-out fee for Studio Q and passed the ReUnion Street Festival fee on Feb. 12.Continue...

Visual action lends fuel to QBACC’s fire

Though Queen’s has pledged to explore the feasibility of fossil fuel divestment, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) isn’t taking the pressure off.Continue...

Fellowship program looking to recruit at Queen’s

Studio Y held a recruitment session at Queen’s on Wednesday to inform students about their fellowship program.Continue...

CFRC raises 80 per cent of fundraising goal

CFRC came close to hitting its $25,000 target in its 10th annual funding drive — but its efforts aren’t over yet.Continue...

CBW hires 2015-16 council

Hiring for the incoming AMS Council has concluded after the incoming executive, consisting of President-elect Kanivanan Chinniah, Vice-President of Operations-elect Kyle Beaudry and Vice-President of University Affairs-elect Catherine Wright, reviewed 31 applications and conducted two rounds of interviews.Continue...

Senate approves ArtSci internship program

A new Arts and Science paid internship program was approved at the Feb. 24 Senate meeting, paving the way for it to begin this September.Continue...

Students support Chapel Hill

After three young Muslims were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina two weeks ago, people looked to the Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA) to take a stand.Continue...

Provost releases HLTH 102 findings

Two weeks after being asked to evaluate complaints about Melody Torcolacci’s teaching of HLTH 102 — in which, students alleged, she taught anti-vaccination viewpoints — Provost Alan Harrison has released the results of his information-gathering.Continue...

New transition program in works

A new program for Grade 12 students who experience mental health issues is in the works, aiming to equip them with the necessary knowledge to transition easily into post-secondary education.Continue...

New employee resource group will support young female employees

Meagan Suckling got the idea to start a resource group for young women at the kick-off meeting of the women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG).Continue...

HLTH 102 professor takes leave of absence

Following controversy over HLTH 102 slides that some students say teach anti-vaccination theories, Melody Torcolacci has left the course, and a new professor will teach it for the rest of the year.Continue...

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