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Queen’s legal aid clinic loses $22,000 under Student Choice Initiative

The Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA) clinic lost $22,000 in funding following the implementation of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) this fall.

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Work-study program loses more than $30,000 from Student Choice Initiative

A program designed to help low-income students secure part-time jobs on campus or at a local not-for-profit lost more than $30,000 this fall as a result of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).

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University cancels employee sessions on student disclosures of sexual violence

All employee training sessions about how to respond to student sexual violence disclosures have been cancelled while the sexual violence policy disclosure requirements are under review , according to Barb Lotan, the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator (SVPRC).Continue...

AMS raises nearly $3,000 for Students for Students

In the month of October, AMS services raised nearly $3,000 for Students for Students (SFS), a student-run organization dedicated to raising funds for low-income students in the wake of provincial assistance cuts.Continue...

Deane pressed on student issues at city council

When Principal Patrick Deane attended a City Council meeting on Nov. 5, he was scheduled to brief councillors about his plans for the year. Instead, he was pressed on issues about student housing and street parties.

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Climate activists host talk on campus

On Tuesday, Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists hosted an event about the effects of the climate crisis, bringing their concerns about the Canadian government’s response to the forum.

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JDUC renovations to commence May 2021

AMS Assembly convened on Nov. 7 to discuss student election procedure and hear an update about the JDUC renovation.

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University to break ground on new residence in May 2020

A new residence building planned for the west side of Albert St., just south of Union and across from Tindall Field, will be around five storeys tall and contain between 315 and 335 beds.

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Student societies alleged Queen’s mishandled Student Choice Initiative implementation

During the months-long process of implementing the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), the AMS and SGPS raised serious concerns to administrators about their lack of collaboration and communication on the file, The Journal has learned.

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Second open meeting on sexual violence policy sees increased attendance

When the University hosted its first open consultation meeting about Queen’s sexual violence policy on Oct. 17, only a handful of people attended. At its second meeting on Oct. 23, the room was full.Continue...

Nearly 16 per cent of undergraduates opt out of AMS membership

After fee opt-out numbers were finalized under the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), AMS President Auston Pierce told The Journal the rates were lower than expected.Continue...

University apologizes for poster after students allege victim-blaming language

The University is apologizing after circulating a poster for a Flip the Script program that students alleged contained victim-blaming language.Continue...

Provost acknowledges failure on sexual violence policy consultations

At a Senate meeting on Tuesday, Tom Harris, interim provost and vice-principal (Academic), took responsibility for what he called a “failed” consultation process on Queen’s controversial new sexual violence policy.

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Most fees pass in AMS Fall Referendum

Queen’s students took to the electronic ballot box between Oct. 22 and 23 for the AMS Fall Referendum and the ASUS Fall By-Election. The results saw nearly all fees passed and the election of five ASUS representatives.Continue...

At Senate, Deane says no update yet on Chown Hall police probe

At Tuesday’s Senate meeting, members of Queen’s administration addressed issues ranging from the racist incident in Chown Hall to Homecoming weekend and the sexual violence policy .Continue...

Principal Patrick Deane hears students’ concerns during first open forum

Principal Patrick Deane has launched an open forum initiative to start a conversation with the University community to inform the institution’s next Strategic Framework , a long-term plan developed by Queen’s administration.Continue...

Homecoming saw increase in arrests, tickets issued

According to Kingston Police, a total of 128 charges were laid during Queen’s Homecoming weekend, an increase from 85 charges issued in 2018.

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Explainer: international tuition fees rise to offset domestic cuts

Following the provincial government’s directive that domestic tuition fees at publicly assisted universities be reduced by 10 per cent from the 2018-19 levels, the University increased some international tuition fees by up to five per cent per year to counteract the loss.

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In face of funding cuts, Golden Words keeps its shine

The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) is no joke to Golden Words editors Seth Davis and Oren Katz.Continue...

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