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The AMS is looking into filing an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) after the City voted to redraw its electoral districts last night.
CrossFit Queen’s is still in limbo.
The AMS passed an amendment at last week’s Assembly to change its policy on dealing with weapons on campus.
In the past week, democracy at Queen’s has been deeply compromised.
Following former team TNL candidate Nicola Plummer’s ratification as vice-president of operations-elect on Sunday, a petition has circulated calling to remove her, Eril Berkok and TK Pritchard from office.
A motion to formally censure ASUS representative to the AMS, Alexander Prescott, passed at an ASUS Special Assembly this evening.
After three and a half years of service, the AMS General Manager Annette Bergeron has resigned from the position.
AMS Vice-President-elect of operations Peter Green has resigned from his position, citing a lack of confidence in his fellow executive members.
Green alleges teammates demanded his resignation or face a vote of non-confidence at AMS Assembly.
This past Sunday, incoming executive team BGP elected six new commissioners and three directors to manage the various portfolios of the AMS.
Team BGP’s victory Thursday morning was met with screams of joy by the team members and their supporters.
Following a 14 hour delay in results, the members of team BGP were named the next AMS executive.
The results of the AMS executive and the Undergraduate Student Trustee elections have been delayed by a day due to an issue with the preferential balloting system.
The Journal believes that team BGP will be the best executive in place for next year’s AMS.
As of last Friday, applicants for AMS council, managerial and service staff will be able to submit their applications via a link on the AMS website.
A recap of the vice-president of university affairs and vice-president of operations debates.
With the AMS executive election around the corner, the three teams in the running have different ideas about the challenges facing the University.
Profiles of the candidates running for Undergraduate Student Trustee.
PDA wants the AMS to listen.
The biggest initiatives planned by team BGP’s presidential candidate Eril Berkok, vice-president of operations candidate Peter Green and vice-president of university affairs TK Pritchard will be shaped by student responses, the team members said.
Broad changes to AMS corporate services aren’t a priority for all executive team candidates, but all three have come to a consensus on making Student Constable (StuCon) positions more appealing.
Candidates for this year’s AMS executive election were ratified last night at AMS Assembly, with three teams in the running.
Exposure, not experience, may be the key to success for teams who run for AMS executive positions, says AMS President Doug Johnson.
Despite 21 first-year interns employed throughout the AMS offices this year, the AMS executive team hasn’t hired any of their own.
The decision to dissolve CFRC’s business manager position has been repealed in a closed ballot vote at the AMS Special Corporate General Meeting last night.
A recent trip to Boston has helped jumpstart plans for an innovation hub in Kingston.
The AMS’ revisitation of the ban on their members joining fraternities is a step forward — one that doesn’t necessarily imply that fraternities will be welcomed back at Queen’s.
The AMS is seeking legal consultation regarding the 78-year-old ban on its members becoming part of fraternities or sororities.
The upcoming remuneration review should focus on limiting undue burden on AMS salaried student positions.
Lovers of Canada’s game hit Queen’s campus roads in droves this weekend.
Over $140,000 in student dollars are spent on AMS commissioner salaries — the equivalent of almost 2000 AMS-specific student fees.
Ayanda Mngoma, CFRC’s business manager, was fired from his position on Tuesday without notice.
News in brief
The AMS executive’s first four months in office have been marked by major renovations to their services, the team said.
If it passes again at its final reading, a new city bylaw will limit each household to one garbage bag per collection day.
Queen’s campus radio station, CFRC is looking to raise its student fee after beginning its gradual separation from the AMS yesterday.
An upcoming $30,000 renovation will bring the Publishing and Copy Centre (P&CC) into the 21st century.
Throughout our terms, we’ve witnessed the University administration work to subtly exclude student leadership from university decision making.
Offenses traditionally processed through the Non-Academic Discipline System have been rerouted to school administrators, leaving the future of Queen's peer-to-peer method uncertain.
The AMS referendum process was called into question at the March 8 AMS Assembly.
The decision at last week’s AMS Assembly to reject a motion put forth by three groups hoping to instate opt-outable student fees, while adherent to AMS policy, stifled debate surrounding the proposals and should likely have been approached with more flexibility.
Proposed changes to the management structure of Queen’s radio station CFRC won’t go through, following a failed motion at last night’s AMS Board of Directors.
Next year’s AMS council was hired on Sunday night by incoming AMS executive team JDL.
Queen’s Bands performed at the K-Rock Centre during the Carr-Harris Cup last night.
AMS and faculty society election coverage on Wednesday night
Common Ground is planning a new composting system that could cut waste output in half.
The Nursing Science Society deserves to be recognized as a faculty society of the AMS.
The Journal talks to the AMS executive candidates about life on the campaign trail.
The Journal tests the AMS executive candidates
The future of Phases of 2 and 3 of the Queen’s Centre remains ambiguous.
Last night, candidates for AMS vice-president of university affairs — Mira Dineen of Team JDL, T.K. Pritchard of Team GPP and Sean Renaud of Team RMS — took part in the first AMS election debate of the week.
A second-year Commerce student will have to pay Queen’s $100 if he fails to follow the rules of the Queen’s Code of Conduct again.
Since October, the Journal has attempted to gain access to AMS credit card statements.
Construction has started on Grocery Checkout and Drug Smart pharmacy in the Queen’s Centre. The retailers are set to open on March 1.
The AMS won’t be contributing $25.5 million towards the Queen’s Centre because two phases have been “postponed indefinitely,” says AMS President Morgan Campbell.
Three teams were placed on the ballot for the upcoming AMS executive elections after being ratified last night at AMS Assembly.
An off-campus attack on a Queen’s Bands member was reported to Campus Security last week.
The AMS will finalize the two retailers to fill the empty spaces in the Queen’s Centre at a Board of Trustees meeting Friday.
Letter to the editor on the Fine Arts suspension of admissions
Queen's Bands will return in January as a reinvigorated and recalibrated organization
The suspension of Queen’s Bands on Nov. 17 was a necessary decision made by the University administration and the AMS.
On Tuesday, Queen’s Senate tabled an initiative that called for guidelines for future program suspensions.
Letters respond to the recent Queen's Bands suspension
Fine Arts students used personal artwork to protest before Senate on Tuesday afternoon.
The first AMS injury incident report of this academic year was presented to the Board of Directors on Nov. 3.
In the past two years, Tricolour Express has seen a 30 per cent decline in ticket sales.
Queen’s Bands was suspended yesterday after controversial material was brought to university administrators.
During the recent AMS fall referendum, 83 per cent of votes cast were against a mandatory fee for Queen’s TV (QTV).
AMS Assembly voted to create a committee last night that will investigate the University’s decision to suspend admissions into the fine arts program.
Due to online glitches in the Oct. 25 and 26 AMS elections, some students were left wondering if their votes counted. Even after casting their ballots, some students received emails reminding them to vote; other emails told students they weren’t eligible to vote, when in fact they were.
Louise Bark hasn’t been able to return to her volunteer position at CFRC since April because the radio station’s office in the basement of Carruthers Hall isn’t wheelchair accessible.
An AMS mental health committee established on April 7 was tasked by assembly to “evaluate how the AMS provides support to students on our campus and canvas other universities.” Though the committee met six times over the summer, it has failed to enact any change.
An AMS committee focusing on mental health hasn’t made a move since its inception in April.
All Queen’s employees are now able to identify their sexual preference and gender identity on an equity census.
If high sales continue, Common Ground will beat its budget and come in at a $2,000 surplus by the end of the year.
When students elect a rector this month, the AMS and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) will use separate ballots for the first time.
An estimated 1,400 people voted in the on-campus advanced polls between Sept. 21 and 23 this year, the first year that advanced polls have been available on campus during a provincial election.
On Oct. 6 students can ask for academic leniency in order to vote in the Ontario provincial election for Kingston and the Islands.
After a month of uncertainty about their future club space, the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) and the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre have been told by the AMS that they can remain in the Grey House for the next year.
While the Journal's editorial on Tuesday Sept. 20 was well written, I want to take this opportunity to respond directly to some of the ideas stipulated within it.
Queer McGill responds to Grey House issue.
In addition to the Kingston Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG), the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and EQuIP, two other student groups were removed from their Grey House space by the AMS.
On Sept. 15, AMS Assembly passed a motion to rebrand the Student Ghetto as the University District.
OPIRG and Levana Gender Advocacy Centre re-ratify as AMS clubs.
After taking office in May, the AMS executive started to act on their 16-point campaign platform.
On Sept. 12, the AMS’s Municipal Affairs Commission (MAC) posted the video Let Our Alumni Come Home on Youtube. The QTV-produced video is praiseworthy.
The safe space in the Grey House, a place that caters to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) students, is at risk.
OPIRG, the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and EQuIP have been given until September 30 to move out of the Grey House.
Leaving the Grey House would alter the way Kingston’s Ontario Public Research Interest Group (OPIRG), the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and the Education for Queer Issues Project (EQuIP) operate, say representatives from each group.
The recent AMS decision to evict several longstanding campus groups from the Grey House reflects an abuse of power and disregards the importance of both the historical and contemporary work of these groups.
The new Commission of Environmental Sustainability will have an increased budget from last year's Sustainability Office.
Outgoing AMS executive talks about their year in office, their initial campaign promises and their achievements.
In the third installment of the news team’s examination of AMS finances, Common Ground and TAPS are put under the magnifying glass.
Tricolour Outlet and the Publishing and Copy Centre improve on financial shortcomings.
A competition to find the worst landlord in the student ghetto has closed without any nominations. This is the fourth year in a row that the Municipal Affairs Commission’s (MAC) Golden Cockroach Award will go without a recipient.
From discussion surrounding Rector Nick Day’s letter and the special vote that took place, to the Alpine Tower controversy at the ASUS Annual General Meeting (AGM), to a motion for AMS to rent a bouncy castle with dancing unicorns and rainbows, I wonder; has this campus gone insane?
The Journal’s photography team shot 2,724 photos on AMS election night last week. Only 16 were used in the online and print coverage. Photos are chosen based on the relevance to the story and how the shot fits into the layout of the paper. We can’t fit everything into our ...