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Queen’s Closes Down Digital Information Network

The university’s Digital Information Network (DIN) will stop broadcasting by August 31, 2010. Based on current university priorities, audience research and the cost to maintain the DIN, it is not good sense to continue running the screens centrally. “The network was a pilot project that began in 2007 with 22 screens,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and… Keep Reading

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City Council to Review Queen’s Performing Arts Centre Redesign

Kingston, Ontario — A delegation from Queen’s will present the university’s proposed changes to the existing windows and chimney on the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, at the next Kingston City Council meeting August 24. Queen’s design was approved at a meeting of the city’s heritage committee earlier this… Keep Reading

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Kingston Prison Farm Supporters: “You Shall Not Pass”

Cattle trucks and police faced a crowd of protesters blocking the Bath Road entrance to Frontenac Institution today, amidst heavy rains and the honking of supporters in passing cars. The protesters were there to prevent Correctional Service Canada from loading trucks with the Institute’s 300 dairy cattle, and transporting them to the Ontario Livestock Exchange… Keep Reading

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Female Engineering Students Rising at Queen’s University

After spending the past few years encouraging women to enter engineering, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has seen the number of female incoming students jump. “I’m pleasantly surprised. I think we are seeing a real trend and not a blip,” says Lynann Clapham, the Faculty’s Associate Dean, Academic. Two years ago, the incoming… Keep Reading

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Kingston Humanitarian Returns to Haiti

Kingston’s Tammy Babcock has returned again to the Cité Soleil slums of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where she has been providing medical and other humanitarian aid since before the devastating earthquake in January. In a message sent to Facebook supporters, she described arriving in the country at an airport crowded with luggage carts pushed by hot… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeking Hosts for Arriving International Students

For two decades, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has been running a volunteer host program that makes the transition a little easier for many international students. The Centre is again seeking volunteer hosts for these students when they arrive in Kingston this fall. “It’s quite an important moment, arriving to Kingston and on campus,”… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Academic Writing Team Gathers Feedback for University’s Future

More than 60 faculty, staff and students offered their input on the future directions of Queen’s at a town hall meeting July 12. The academic writing team, which is gathering feedback and identifying themes as part of the academic planning process, listened to comments on a variety of issues including teaching, interdisciplinarity, virtualization and finances.… Keep Reading

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Former Whig Publisher Named Executive in Billion Dollar Media Group

Earlier this month, the new Canadian newspaper group – Postmedia Network Inc. – became Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language newspapers after closing a billion-dollar acquisition of Canwest newspapers. The acquisition includes the National Post and 10 other major dailies, as well as more than 20 additional community papers. Postmedia Network Inc. last week… Keep Reading

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Restored Gaskin Lion Unveiled in MacDonald Park

On July 9th, Kingston’s landmark Gaskin Lion revealed the facelift he received for his 100th birthday. The League of Ukrainian-Canadians of Kingston donated the money for this restoration as a way to also celebrate the club’s own 100th anniversary this year. A number of presenters spoke to the crowd attending the ceremony, including Councillor Dorothy… Keep Reading

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Photos of the 401 Accident near Kingston

Friday afternoon, a 90 km long police chase resulted in a one vehicle accident on the 401 near HWY 38 – under the Westbrook Road underpass –  where police vehicles were used to stop the suspect, causing him to lose control of his truck. His vehicle struck the guard rail and rolled over, discharging contraband… Keep Reading

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