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Campus service hazing results in student hospitalizations and vandalism

Sitting in his office in the AMS bunker on Wednesday morning, Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker held a list in his hands. “I mean, if we’re going to address the elephant in the room, this was disgusting, and it was hazing," he said.Continue...

Ontario universities urged to do more to combat sexual violence on campus

“Nobody listened to what I had to say when I needed it the most,” Mandi Gray, a York University sexual assault survivor, explained over the phone to The Journal in August.Continue...

Queen’s breaks Guinness World Record for largest human letter — and spends thousands on it

This Tuesday, the Queen’s Class of 2020, alongside alumni, students, faculty and other volunteers, aided in breaking the Guinness World Record for largest human letter involving the most people...Continue...

Queen’s commits funding to Kingston Police

As the school year re-commences, Principal Daniel Woolf has come to an agreement with the Kingston Police to contribute $300,000 to the force over the next three years.Continue...

$63.7 million government investment announced for astrophysics headquarters at Queen’s

The universe, as we know it, is a mass of neutrinos and dark matter. Often, the realities of the universe's origin seem darker still. But as of Sept. 6, research conducted at Queen's will be able to shed light on the subject.Continue...

Preliminary report released on Aboriginal reconciliation at Queen’s

An interim report has been released by the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force addressing Aboriginal reconciliation at the post-secondary level.Continue...

Expropriation hearing given a year-long wait before reaching council

In the matter of an $11.5 million expropriation claim from a Queen’s medical professor against the University, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has declared a hearing date.Continue...

Royal Society fellows elected from Queen’s

Five Queen’s faculty members have been elected as fellows to the Royal Society of Canada for their contributions to learning and research in the arts, humanities, and mathematics.Continue...

Faculty of Arts and Science cuts credit allotment

At Queen’s, students have historically been allotted 24 units of outside-faculty courses towards their graduation requirements, as well as one elective within the Faculty of Law.Continue...

Queen’s suspends professor for a month after insubordination investigation

On June 29, Queen’s administration sent a letter to engineering Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh, asking him not to attend work or perform duties for a month. It’s the third time in a year he’s been suspended without pay.Continue...

Accessibility audit data to be compiled for winter report

The results of a two-year accessibility audit of campus spaces will be released soon, as the data collection portion of the process is projected for completion by the third week of August.Continue...

$2,700 of Cocaine and Ecstasy seized in University District bust

On July 13, a 23-year-old man was arrested in the University District after Drug Enforcement Unit officers found cocaine and ecstasy in his home.Continue...

KGH and Hotel Dieu integration to have minimal impact on medical school

June 28 saw a historic merger between two local hospitals: Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital.Continue...

New multi-purpose building added to University District

Construction is underway on a multi-purpose development on the corner of University Avenue and William Street, planned and approved by the City last year.Continue...

Changes made to Queen’s harassment and discrimination policy, consultation moves forward for sexual assault policy

Following changes to provincial legislation, Queen’s has drafted an update to its existing workplace harassment and discrimination policy, which will be open to feedback until August 10 at 4 p.m.Continue...

Queen’s professor honoured with Order of Canada

On Canada Day this year, Professor John McGarry wore a small lapel pin, emblazoned with a snowflake and a Canadian flag, to a friend’s barbeque. Only recipients of the nation’s highest honour may wear one, yet “nobody noticed the pin at all” the professor joked.Continue...

JDUC revitalization set for completion by Orientation Week

Construction has been underway on the $1.2-million JDUC revitalization project since January. Now, according to Student Life Centre Managing Director Sam Anderson, the end is in sight.Continue...

Queen’s 90th Homecoming does away with famed half-time parade

2016 will mark the 90th anniversary of Queen’s University Homecoming. Along with the newly completed Richardson Stadium, there will be more changes on the horizon for both current students and returning alumni.Continue...

Former Queen’s student featured in an episode of Game of Thrones

In 60 seconds of fame, former Queen’s student and comedian, Steve Love, gets a finger in his backside, then beheaded, for the eighth episode of the most recent season of Game of Thrones.Continue...

Brady Faroldi leaves a legacy in lessons

Brady Faroldi might not have been able to walk across the stage at his graduation from Queen’s Faculty of Education, but he left a lesson nonetheless, on how to leave a real impact in only 23 years.Continue...

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