Queen University’s freshman students greeted with controversy

During move-in weekend at Queen’s University, a bedsheet was hung outside of a student’s house with the words ‘Daughter Drop Off’ painted on it, sparking outrage according to Global News. Approximately 20 protestors later took to the street outside of the house to leave messages for those who hung the sign. The sheet has since been removed after people called campus security and Kingston police, according to the Huffington Post. Later, a statement was issued by the president of the university. “Queen’s is committed to fostering a safe learning and living environment,” said Queen’s University president, Daniel Woolf. Susan Lord, a Queen’s film and media professor, told the Kingston Heritage that this is a  recurring event. “I’ve been working at Queen’s since […]

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Crowdfunding campaign helps formerly homeless student attend Carleton

Ben Williamson, a formerly homeless 18-year-old, has fulfilled his dream of studying at Carleton after a professor started a crowdfunding campaign on his behalf. Williamson said he battled homelessness for months after leaving his home in February due to issues at home. The teen has cerebral palsy and said Carleton was an accessible choice. “Well, I had to choose Carleton. They had a unique support program that wasn’t available at any other university,” Williamson said. “This is my dream school.” Although Williamson was accepted into the Enriched Support Program (ESP)—an initiative that offers high school, college, or mature students with grades too low to meet Carleton’s admission averages a chance to prove themselves—and awarded $3,000 in scholarships, he was still […]

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Anti-immigration posters removed from campus

Carleton has removed posters from the Canadian chapter of an international anti-immigration group after they were spotted on campus on Sept. 11. The posters were part of a recruiting effort by Generation Identity. The group defines itself as an “Ethno-Nationalist and Identitarian youth movement” that aims to “re-instill traditional western values” in Canada by advocating against immigration from non-European countries, according to its website. Carleton students shared photos of the posters on Twitter and alerted the university. “Thanks for letting us know. We’ve spotted the posters and are removing them. Carleton has zero tolerance for posters like these,” the Carleton Newsroom account tweeted. The university released a joint statement with the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and Carleton Undergraduate Students’ Association […]

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CUAG celebrates 25th anniversary on campus

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Alastair Summerlee, Carleton University’s interim president, and vice-chancellor spoke at the event commemorating CUAG’s 25th anniversary on Sept. 11. “It is my absolute pleasure to be here for the 25th celebration of the art gallery and I can’t tell you how impressed I am to see so many different people of clearly very different backgrounds and interests here tonight, because it speaks to the rich tradition of the importance of a gallery space in a university,” said Summerlee in his speech. “Galleries provide an opportunity to challenge ourselves and our perspectives on how we see and perceive the world,” Summerlee said.             […]

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Ravens can’t complete comeback against Laurier

After a strong defensive game against McMaster the previous week, the Ravens football team’s offence kicked it into high gear against the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Sept. 9. Quarterback Michael Arruda bounced back from a difficult performance, going 27 for 51 with 441 yards of passing. Laurier was the first to strike, jumping out to a 7-0 lead off a big 73-yard pass by quarterback Michael Knevel to receiver Daniel Bennet. A subsequent rush into the end zone put the lead into Laurier’s hands. On the next Carleton drive, the fumble troubles started for Carleton, and the Ravens lost the ball to Laurier. The Golden Hawks then took only five plays before rushing it into the end zone, doubling […]

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