Campus Catch Up from The Queen's Journal, Oct 29 2021

NewsSenate debates revoking honorary degrees from deceased recipients 

Led by Senator Hunter Duncan, chair of the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee and associate professor in the department of Public Health Sciences, the procedure allowed each senator an opportunity to submit a request for the issuance of a statement regarding past awarding of an honorary degree.

  “I think that keeping in the exclusion of the deceased recipients really does send a strong message about the branding of the University, and I’m concerned as a Senator,”    
    —Karen Lawford, Assistant Professor (Department of Gender Studies)

One of the questions raised during the meeting was whether deceased recipients should have their award revoked on the same grounds as living recipients. Read the full story here.
Sydney Ko, News Editor
FeatureThe reality of being a woman in STEM

In STEM classrooms, group work is defined by a gendered division of labour.

“The girls would end up doing the work that was like editing the reports, making the presentations, and doing more of the touchy-feely work and the social aspects of engineering. The boys would just dive into the technical components,”

   —Simone Markus, PhD candidate

Simone Markus, PhD candidate in Geological Engineering, is particularly aware of this phenomenon. As a teaching assistant (TA), Markus is sometimes responsible for overseeing group projects in class. She noticed patterns in how tasks are delegated between genders. Read the full story here.

Kirby Harris, Features Editor

NewsStudents talk police presence over homecoming weekends

On Oct. 16 and 23, thousands flooded the streets of the student district for unsanctioned Homecoming gatherings. Ontario Provincial Police, Greater Toronto Area, and Gananoque Police joined Kingston Police officersin surveilling the crowds.
Despite outcry from Queen’s students against over-policing in the University District, both Queen’s administration and Mayor Bryan Paterson supported the large police presence.
 Read the full story here.

—Rida Chaudry, Assistant News Editor
Sports: ‘Trusting the process’— a conversation with Golden Gael Rasheed Tucker

This week, The Journal sat down with Tucker to discuss among other things, his string of incredible performances, the football team’s transformation, and his work away from the field.

When asked about his current accolades—ranking second in the OUA with eight rushing touchdowns and 697 yards—Tucker was quick to compliment the work of the coaching staff to recruit a strong offensive line before himself.  Read the full story here. 

—Jack Burnham, Contributor

Arts: ‘Hadestown’ is well worth the trip

Hadestown is a musical that first took Broadway by storm in 2019. 

All the songs featured in Hadestown were adapted from the concept album of the same name, written and performed by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. 
Read the full story here.  

—Clanny Mugabe, Editorial Illustrator

This blend of old and new is must-see theatre (Illustration by: Clanny Mugabe)

Catch-up on Tuesday's campus news: 

News: Former AMS senior management staff speak to why they resigned

In September, the AMS saw three resignations from its senior management team. In an interview with The Journal, two of those former salaried AMS staff discussed their experiences on the student society. Read the full story here. 

—Sydney Ko, News Editor
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News: Independent MPP Randy Hillier uses student’s passing to spread misinformation

As Kamila Lebel-Farrell’s loved ones continued to adjust to her sudden passing, Randy Hillier, Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston), used student photos while spreading misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine.
In his post, Hillier included two other recently passed Queen’s students, claiming each person “lost their lives” or is “suffering from a permanent adverse reaction” after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Read the full story here.

Rida Chaudry, Assistant News Editor

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    published this page in News 2021-10-29 10:38:19 -0400