Monthly Archives: November 2011

Russell Smith, Why the decline of art schools hurts more than just artists (Globe, 30 November 2011)

By Russell Smith.  Published in the Globe and Mail, 30 November 2011. I have lived in two towns where social and intellectual life was galvanized by art schools; both those art schools are now threatened.

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ARTINFO: EU Plans Largest-Ever Arts Funding Program, Pinning Economic Hopes on Culture Industry (24 November 2011)

As posted in ARTINFO, 24 November 2011.

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Senate Approves APTF Draft of Academic Plan with an Amended Motion (22 November 2011)

At its meeting of 22 November 2011, Senate considered the following motion from the Academic Planning Task Force (APTF):

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Ontario Speech From The Throne (22 November 2011)

As delivered in Ontario’s legislature by the Honourable David C. Onley, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, on 22 November 2011, and posted by the Ontario Office of the Premier.  Passages relevant to post-secondary education are highlighted below in red.  See also the … Continue reading

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School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Unanimously Endorses Senator Morelli’s Motion for the Academic Plan (22 November 2011)

As emailed to Senate on the morning of 22 November 2011 by Kinesiology’s Associate Director Samantha King: Dear Senators, I have been asked by members of my unit to bring the following to your attention: The students, staff, and faculty of … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, “Petitioners: Please Support the Morelli Motion” (Open Letter to Queen’s Senate, 21 November 2011)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Queen’s Senators and copied to campus lists on 21 November, 2011: Dear Queen’s Senators and colleagues: I am sending you links to two petitions in support of Senator Morelli’s alternative motion for the academic plan.  I hope … Continue reading

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Vincent Romani, “Is this information serious?” (Letter to Queen’s Chancellor, Principal, Provost, Deputy Provost, and Dean of Arts and Science, 10 November 2011)

As emailed by Prof. Vincent Romani to Chancellor David Dodge, Principal Daniel Woolf, Provost Alan Harrison, Deputy Provost Susan Cole, and Dean of Arts and Science Alistair MacLean on 10 November 2011.  Posted on 19 November 2011 by permission. Dear … Continue reading

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Carl Heywood, “Puzzled”: Letter to Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Alistair MacLean (18 November 2011)

As emailed by Carl Heywood, 18 November 2011; posted by permission. Dear Alistair: You may not remember me, but we have met. I am full professor emeritus Carl Heywood who taught in the Queen’s BFA program from 1974 to 2006. … Continue reading

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Irony Alert: UNESCO Adopts Queen’s Prof’s Resolution to Make Arts Education Accessible to All Students (18 November 2011)

As posted by Queen’s News Centre (under the title “Education professor’s resolution adopted by United Nations organization“) on 18 November 2011–shortly following Queen’s Administration’s announcement that it is closing admissions to its own Bachelor of Fine Arts program: A resolution … Continue reading

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Department of Art support for Senator Morelli motion (18 November 2011)

As emailed by Professor Clive Robertson to Queen’s Senators on 18 November 2011. For Senator Morelli’s motion, see below. Dear Senators: At recent separate meetings of the Art History Program and the Art Conservation Program, faculty discussed the drafts of … Continue reading

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Petition to Senate Concerning Admission Freezes and Closures (17 November 2011)

As posted 17 November 2011 on ipetitions.com: Given the recent announcement that Queen’s “is suspending admission and upper-year transfers to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program for the 2012-2013 academic year based on an assessment of the faculty resources available to support … Continue reading

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Testimonials for Queen’s Fine Arts (November 2011)

First posted 17 November 2011, and most recently updated 14 December, this file includes 298 testimonial statements and prints out at 52 pages.  Among the “Responses” to this post (scroll down) are many  further testimonials.  See also postings by Carl … Continue reading

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Jordan Morelli, Urgent Message to Queen’s Senators (13 November 2011)

As emailed by Professor Jordan Morelli (Queen’s Senator from Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy) to Faculty Senators on 13 November 2011): Dear Colleagues, As you may recall, last year Queen’s Senate reviewed, updated, and approved the “Purpose and Functions of … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal: Fine arts admissions suspended (11 November 2011)

By Savoula Stylianou, Queen’s Journal, 11 November 2011: AMS Assembly voted to create a committee last night that will investigate the University’s decision to suspend admissions into the fine arts program.

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Mark Jones, Cut First, Advise Second, Ask Questions Later (11 November 2011)

WHAT SHOULD IT TELL US THAT QUEEN’S AXES THE BFA WHILE SEEKING APPROVAL OF ITS “ACADEMIC PLAN”? Many students and faculty members at Queen’s were shocked to learn from the Globe and Mail that their own Faculty of Arts and … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail: Queen’s University suspends its fine arts program, citing shortage of resources (10 November 2011)

By James Bradshaw.  Globe and Mail Update, Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 11:13AM EST.  When this story appeared in the Globe it had not been announced on campus by e-Queen’s Bulletin.   Queen’s University is suspending enrolment to its Bachelor of … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal: Fine Art to suspend admissions (9 November 2011)

By Meaghan Wray and Katherine Fernandez-Blance, Queen’s Journal, 9 November 2011.  For related stories, see:   Testimonials for Queen’s Fine Arts (November 2011) James Bradshaw, “Queen’s University suspends its fine arts program, citing shortage of resources,” Globe & Mail, 10 November;  “BFA … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, The “Final” Draft: How it’s been Revised, and Why We Should Care (4 November 2011)

A new draft of Queen’s Academic Plan appeared on the APTF website late Wednesday, 2 November.  Two days later it was announced to Senators that this is the “final” draft we have all been waiting for, the draft that Senate … Continue reading

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