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The realities of virtual conferencing

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Law students and professors from around the world gathered at Queen’s last week without leaving their computers. The conference, which was about technology and law and entitled “Individual Autonomy Law and Technology: A virtual conference in honour of the late ...

There is life outside the bubble

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

University life is sometimes portrayed as an idyllic, cocoon-like atmosphere of drinking and sleeping late with little connection to the real world. This is particularly true at Queen’s University, where the oft-derided “Queen’s bubble” shelters students from their reality of ...

Team CYS wins MCRC

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Amid a tumultuous election week and problematic online voting, Team CYS has confirmed its leadership of the Main Campus Residents’ Council (MCRC).

MCRC Election Coverage

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Main Campus Residents’ Council (MCRC) executive candidates Team CYS are hoping to pick up where they left off.

Queen’s green champions

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Queen’s engineering students are applying their skills in a real-world setting and giving back to the Kingston community with the Green Champion Hospital Fund. Backed by the Faculty of Applied Science, the provincial government and the Ontario Hospital Association, the ...

Up to Par to set the bar

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

A report released last week by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) says Canada lacks a coherent vision for post-secondary education standards. Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-secondary Education says as enrollment in college and ...

Agreeing to greening

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Yesterday, Queen’s joined 18 other universities in signing the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) climate change agreement. Titled Ontario Universities: Committed to a Greener World, the document was endorsed by all COU member institutions and outlines the commitment to make ...

Vaccine clinic date uncertain

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Queen’s students still have a few weeks to wait before they receive the H1N1 vaccine, but cases of the flu are on the decline, Director of Queen’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety Dan Langham said. “We don’t have any ...

Access issue open for debate

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

The near-limitless access to scholarship and research university students enjoy may soon become universal if John Willinsky has anything to say about it. Willinsky, Stanford University education professor and an advocate for open access in the academic community, is the ...

Film questions image industry

By Lauren Miles, Staff Writer

Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty? America the Beautiful, a documentary by American filmmaker Darryl Roberts, tries to answer that question by exploring American society’s fixation on physical attractiveness.