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Faculty report ‘systemic racism’

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

Five years ago, former Vice-Principal (Academic) Suzanne Fortier was a woman of colour who was a faculty member at the University resigned from her post, a decision she said was prompted by racism she had experienced at Queen’s. Five other ...

Married … with classes

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

Last August, Andrea Shapero got married. While she has adopted the last name of her new husband, Jonathan, 24, a fourth-year Queen’s medical student, she said she hasn’t yet filed the paperwork to change the name on her school records.

University receives $5.1 million boost

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

It wasn’t quite a typical weekday morning at Stauffer Library on Wednesday as Chris Bentley, the Ontario minister of training, colleges and universities, visited the Learning Commons. Bentley arrived on campus to unveil a major cash infusion for Queen’s from ...

Race, racism and blackface

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

When trying to decide on a university, Kareena Elliston, ArtSci ’06, said she was warned by her high school teachers and counsellors against choosing Queen’s. Elliston said it wasn’t long before she encountered racist attitudes during her first year. “One ...

Hitchcock talks with student leaders

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

There was tension in the air at Wallace Hall on Monday, as Principal Karen Hitchcock met with students to discuss how they can improve relations with the Kingston community in the aftermath of the unsanctioned Aberdeen Street party. The approximately ...

Kingston’s Heighton breaks the rules

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

While standing on a corner at Princess Street, I slowly realize I have no idea where Steven Heighton lives. Normally, this lack of knowledge wouldn’t be an issue. But on this particular day, it’s a problem. I’m supposed to meet ...

Fees address ‘Queen’s specific needs’

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

As a don, Sarah Burd, ArtSci ’06, said it’s part of her job to help students with their everyday worries. She said students have approached her during her two years as a don to discuss stressful issues ranging from relationships ...

University seeks to expropriate houses

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

The University announced its intent to expropriate land currently occupied by seven student-rented homes along Clergy and Earl Streets, including 300 Earl St., where Tutsch and his housemates live. Tutsch said he was aware his house might be bought by ...

Professor’s letter draws fire

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

A Queen’s professor has drawn criticism from campus groups over comments she made in a letter published on Wednesday in the Toronto Star. In her letter, Adèle Mercier, a professor in the philosophy department, wrote that the scene she witnessed ...

Fire and Rescue to monitor keg parties

By Jennifer MacMillan, Editor In Chief

Kingston Fire and Rescue announced yesterday they will be actively monitoring house and keg parties in the Ghetto over Homecoming weekend to discourage overcrowding. The owner of any locale—including houses and tents—found to have more people in it than the ...