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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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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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MOH sees a ‘silver lining’ despite return to yellow level COVID guidelines

Despite the region returning to the former yellow ‘protect’ level under Ontario’s COVID-19 guidelines, Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH ) said though Covid 19 numbers are on the rise, they are really at the “best-case scenario,” both locally

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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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Kingston Police, City Bylaw lay 140 charges in University District

Kingston Police and Kingston Bylaw Enforcement issued 140 fines and charges in the University District surrounding Queen’s University over the weekend ending on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Police relayed that they were “once again dismayed” by the number of large gatherings that occurred yet again for the third weekend in

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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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City of Kingston welcomes post-secondary students and urges full vaccination

The following is a message from the City of Kingston, sharing important information and resources for students returning to school in the city: The City of Kingston and its community partners are preparing to welcome post-secondary students for the fall semester, and they are urging them to arrive in Kingston

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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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Student initiative aims to ‘lessen the mess’ of St. Patrick’s Day festivities

In under a week, four student groups at Queen’s University have organized a clean-up initiative aimed at reducing the mess of garbage that often accompanies the St. Patrick’s Day parties in the University District. Under the lead of Sarah Witiuk, Founder of Queen’s Events Promotion, the four student groups –

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Matheson takes aim at University District Safety Initiative

It’s no secret that Mayoral candidate Rob Matheson thinks that Queen’s University students – and all post-secondary students in Kingston – should be considered part of the City’s demographics. During his last tenure on City Council, Matheson brought forward a motion in 2010 to include the student populations in the

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