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Discriminatory graffiti spotted throughout Kingston and area

Editorial note: On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, this article was updated to reflect Queen’s University’s statement that they have had no reported anti-Newfoundland or anti-Quebec graffiti on campus. Kingston and Gananoque residents hailing from Quebec or Newfoundland and Labrador may have had some jarring experiences lately, as numerous disturbing instances

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Queen’s Principal issues statement ahead of second weekend of planned unsanctioned parties

The following is a statement from Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane, cautioning students against large unsanctioned gatherings reportedly planned for this coming weekend: Dear Students, Last weekend, Queen’s and Kingston experienced large unsanctioned gatherings as well as tangential acts of violence, vandalism and theft that put members of the community at

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Community dismayed by displays of misogyny, rape culture during Queen’s homecoming

Queen’s University and community organizations have issued a statement condemning the misogynistic signs painted on bed sheets and displayed on student houses during the University’s Homecoming weekend, Friday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 17, 202. The incidents happened when Queen’s official homecoming celebrations were held virtually for the second year

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Open letter to Queen’s Principal on ‘illegal and dangerous’ behaviour

The following is a submitted open letter to Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Patrick Deane. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane I agree with MP Mark Gerretsen and Mayor Bryan Paterson that only suspension or expulsion from Queen’s will

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Queen’s Principal addresses planned unsanctioned parties ahead of Homecoming

Following a similar message from the City of Kingston and Mayor Bryan Paterson to students ahead of Queen’s University’s Homecoming weekend, Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane has sent the following message out to all students: Dear Students, As you may be aware, Homecoming celebrations this year will take place virtually, Oct.

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Queen’s: Disciplinary action occurring, details will not be released

Since post-secondary students arrived in Kingston to attend their studies, large gatherings and street parties have occurred regularly, resulting in the closure of a popular public waterfront beach, and placing strain on local emergency services – the latter of which led to a new City emergency order and therefore increased

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Queen’s Principal addresses students’ return, large parties, closure of park

 As some doors close, others will open in Kingston’s University District this week, as students prepare to attend classrooms and lecture halls in the wake of Kingston Police dispersing a 2,000-person illegal street party on University Avenue, which subsequently resulted in the closure of Gord Edgar Downie Pier and the

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Student petition to end vaccine mandate presented to Queen’s principal

Update (Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021) The claim made by the interviewee, Daniel, that 98 per cent of Queen’s students are vaccinated is inaccurate at the current time. A Queen’s University Residence Update Aug. 12, 2021, indicates that “Students living in residence are subject to a vaccination status mandatory disclosure process.

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Queen’s University to construct new pavilion at Richardson Stadium

The recently-redeveloped Richardson Stadium on Queen’s University Campus is set to see a new upgrade, the University announced on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021. The announcement was made at an online event attended by the donors and members of the Queen’s community who are making the construction of the pavilion possible.

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Council, Queen’s agree to step-up fines, enforcement during pandemic

After weeks of young people gathering in large crowds to socialize and party – and after a delegation from Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, Kingston City Council voted unanimously to increase fines for high-risk behaviour during the pandemic. At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept.

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Kingston Police lay 104 charges due to ‘high-risk nuisance behaviour’

In working collaboratively with the City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health, and Queen’s University to address high-risk nuisance behaviour, Kingston Police have responded to over 300 noise complaints and issued over 100 charges in the past two weeks. Kingston Police are addressing this behaviour through a tiered response strategy, and

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Bader family donates $54 million to Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Bader Philanthropies Inc. is donating $40 million USD or $54 million CAD to Queen’s University for the revitalization and expansion of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and to build a home for the Bader Art Collection, which holds almost 500 European paintings.  The investment, which is the largest gift Queen’s

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