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Nazi graffiti found in student housing district

On Thursday Nov. 17, graffiti depicting Nazi symbolism was found on a fence in a backyard near Earl and Victoria Street.

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Kingston Police confirm no incident after Morris Hall emergency call

At approximately 5:00 a.m on Nov. 24, multiple patrol officers responded to a call at Queen’s Morris Hall residence building concerning a single student in their residence room, according to a Kingston Police report.Continue...

Vice Principal of Research to depart for Ryerson University by February 2017

On Nov. 23, Principal Daniel Woolf announced that Vice Principal (Research) Steven Liss will be stepping down as of February 28, 2017 in order to pursue a new job as the Vice President of Research and Innovation at Ryerson University.Continue...

Issues on race and cultural appropriation at Queen’s attracts national attention

Early this week, photos from a ‘Beerfest’ party, held last Saturday at a house in the University District appeared on Facebook, subsequently gaining national attention.Continue...

North Korean defector tells her story at Queen's

Audrey Park was 10 years old when she escaped on foot from North Korea.Continue...

Academic assistants bring petition to bargaining

Just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Queen’s Academic Assistant (AA) bargaining team entered into their third round of conciliation negotiations with the University, bringing with them a surprise addition to the bargaining table.Continue...

Affirmative action taken by Queen's Socialists executive

On Nov. 20, the Queen’s Socialists (QS) will be holding an election to fill three vacant positions on their executive team. However, the requirements for self-nomination have prompted concern from both the AMS and the Queen’s Human Rights Office.Continue...

Palestinian Human Rights and Black Academic Society hold campus vigil

As the sun set on Nov. 15, a crowd began to gather in front of the stone Queen’s sign at University and Union to hold up lit lighters and bright phone screens and read a list of 60 names. The 60 names included members of minority groups who had lost their lives to systemic oppression.Continue...

Clark Hall staff to undergo mandatory training after displaying insensitive tip jars

After last week’s United States presidential election, a reference to a Donald Trump quote on a tip jar at Clark Hall Pub provoked criticism from students and an official apology from Clark Hall staff.Continue...

AMS Assembly discusses Bystander Intervention Training

During an unusually short AMS Assembly this Thursday, Vice-President (University Affairs) Carolyn Thompson proposed that everyone in attendance develop a proposal or suggestion regarding their thoughts on Fall Term Break and bring them to the next assembly.Continue...

Escalated argument at downtown nightclub leads man to draw knife, utter threats

What started as an argument inside one of the nightclubs at Princess and Division Street last Saturday night ended with a 30-year-old man drawing a knife, threatening the club’s security staff and smashing a parked car window.Continue...

Woman has rings stolen in ARC, Kingston Police sought persons of interest from footage

On the morning of Nov. 15 a jewellery theft occurred in the Queen’s Athletic Recreation Centre, and Kingston Police took to social media to identify the two suspects caught on tape.Continue...

Political studies professors weigh in on Trump victory

Following Tuesday night’s American election results, a panel discussion examining the outcome was held at Kingston City Hall, featuring Queen’s researchers and moderated by associate political studies professor, Jonathan Rose.Continue...

Queen’s releases updated Sexual Violence Policy for feedback

This Thursday, the University released a 17-page updated draft of its university-wide sexual violence policy, which was approved and put into place in March of this year by Queen’s Board of Trustees. The new draft tackles some of the more ambiguous concepts like consent, confidentiality and reporting procedures.Continue...

Standing Rock demonstration takes Queen’s students to Toronto

Hand drumming beneath skyscrapers, Queen’s Native Students Association President Lauren Winkler led a busload of Queen’s students to a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Toronto.Continue...

Queen’s debates response to torn or burnt degrees

In April of this year, alumnus Scott Vrooman tore up his Queen’s Commerce degree on camera, and brought the pieces back to Principal Daniel Woolf’s office in protest for the Board of Trustees decision not to divest from fossil fuel.Continue...

683 AMS staff members complete training intended to combat sexual violence on campus

In a press release on Nov. 4, the AMS executive team announced that 683 AMS staff members have officially completed Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training.Continue...

New AMS Information Officer hired after long-serving employee Greg McKellar retires

In a Nov. 7 email sent to all AMS staff, President Tyler Lively announced that Wayne Pender has filled the permanent AMS position of Information Officer.Continue...

AMS Corporate General Special Meeting evaluates budgets for coming year

On Nov 11, heads of the various AMS services gathered for their annual Corporate General Special Meeting. During the event in Goodes Hall, the budgets of each sector were opened up and explained for all in attendance to discuss.Continue...

Four Queen's alumni to receive honorary degrees this fall

This Thursday, the University announced that four honorary degrees will be distributed at convocation ceremonies this fall. Recipients include an engineer, an astronaut, a TV director, and a playwright and actor, all of whom are Queen’s alumni.Continue...

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