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‘Jack Denmo’ sees mayhem at Queen’s as ‘marketing opportunity’

Content warning: This article contains quotes using misogynistic language which may be upsetting to some readers. It is included for the sole purpose of providing an accurate and comprehensive view of the article’s subject matter. Reader discretion is strongly advised. It is no secret that unsanctioned street parties in the

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Queen’s University Principal on nuisance parties, Student Code of Conduct

On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University, released a statement to various media outlets and through University social media pages, urging students to “re-think” participating in any planned parties for the upcoming weekend. While Queen’s Homecoming festivities for 2021 took place last week

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Update: Kingston Police asking potential witnesses to come forward

Update (Monday, Oct. 25, 2021) After obtaining more images from security cameras in the area, Kingston Police have provided an update with regard to identifying possible witnesses to the double homicide that occurred in Kingston on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Kingston Police originally made an appeal for public assistance in

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New MOH, Dr. Oglaza, shares vision for Public Health in KFL&A

New Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, in his first press conference in the role, explained his approach and vision Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.  “A big part that draws me to Public Health is that Public Health involves looking at

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MPP Randy Hillier’s lies enrage grieving families

“Disgusting.” “Despicable.” “Dangerous.” These are just some of the adjectives used by commenters regarding independent MPP Randy Hillier in the 48 hours since he posted a meme to social media depicting recently deceased and ill Ontarians, implying that they had been injured or killed by COVID-19 vaccinations. A number of

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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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$1M endowment to Queen’s supports Indigenous students in STEM-based degrees

A new endowment has been established for Indigenous students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-based undergraduate degree programs through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s. The $1 million endowment, established by alumnus Norman Loveland BSc’65 (Civil), JD (Toronto) and his wife, Gay Loveland, MEd (Toronto),

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Update – plaque returned: Kingston Police attempt to locate Queen’s military commemorative plaque

Update (Friday, Oct. 22, 2021) The plaque commemorating the Fifth Field Company that was seemingly stolen from Queen’s University Campus has now been returned, according to Kingston Police. Queen’s Campus Security initially noticed the plaque, which honours a group of Queen’s students and faculty who serves in WWI and WWII,

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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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Kingston Police, Bylaw report escalation of concerning behaviour over Homecoming weekend

Despite Queen’s University holding a virtual Homecoming this year, reckless ‘celebrations’ spilled out into the streets of the University District. According to a release from the City of Kingston, at least 100 partiers risk having permanent police or court records resulting from disruptive gatherings held over the Oct. 16 weekend,

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Kingstonians grapple with aftermath of flooding

Over the weekend, Kingstonians continued to grapple with the consequences of surprise flooding in several areas of the city on Saturday morning. Environment Canada had issued a Special Weather Statement, advising of a possibility of heavy, but not unheard of, rainfall in the region. A combination of this heavy rain

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