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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...

‘Our community expects better’: Kingston Police respond to Homecoming

The three reported criminal incidents occurred on Saturday with police laying charges for one of the incidents, while the rest remain under investigation.Continue...

Truth and Reconciliation Commission publishes second annual report

This September, Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission published its second annual Implementation Report, detailing statistics on Indigenous presence at Queen’s.Continue...

US blacklists Chinese tech company funding research at Queen's

Citing human rights abuses, the United States placed iFlyTek, a Chinese technology company currently funding research at Queen’s, on its trading blacklist on Oct. 7, halting the company’s work with American firms.Continue...

Chancellor Leech awarded honorary degree from RMC

Chancellor Jim Leech will receive an honorary degree from RMC for his business, volunteer, and academic achievements at the 116th Convocation on Nov. 15. Leech is a graduate of both RMC and Queen’s.Continue...

Contributor of the month: October

Nathan Gallagher

Credit: Jodie Grieve

In the last couple of months, Nathan...Continue...

Nearly a thousand rally against racism

A week after a racist and homophobic note was found on the door of a fourth-floor common room in Chown Hall, nearly a thousand students, faculty and staff rallied to condemn it.

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Gerretsen wins second term in Kingston and the Islands

Kingston and the Islands Liberal candidate Mark Gerretsen was re-elected for a second term, capturing more than 45 per cent of the vote on Oct. 21.Continue...

Court hears first arguments in CFS-O lawsuit over Student Choice Initiative

The Ontario Divisional Court heard arguments from the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) and the York Federation of Students (YFS) during the first hearing in the groups’ legal challenge against the province’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Oct. 11.Continue...

University suspends sexual violence disclosure requirement

Following criticism from students and faculty , the University suspended a requirement under the Queen’s sexual violence policy that required non-health care professionals to provide the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator (SVPRC) with a student’s name, email address, and student number following a disclosure of sexual violence.Continue...

In rare unanimous vote, AMS Assembly won’t endorse new alcohol policy

AMS Assembly gathered on Oct. 15 for its second meeting of the school year, voting to reject the University’s proposed alcohol policy and passing a motion to make paying the AMS membership fee mandatory to vote in student elections.Continue...

After sixteen years, Dean of Smith School of Business resigns

After almost two decades of running the Smith School of Business at Queen’s, David Saunders has resigned as dean.Continue...

“We’re going to let this strengthen us”: students of Chown Hall floor speak to racist note

Emily* was on her way to class on the morning of Oct. 10 when she found a note taped to the wall in her common room on the fourth floor of Chown Hall.Continue...

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