Monthly Archives: December 2011

Two Student Resolutions Oppose Queen’s BFA Admissions Freeze (December 2011)

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) unanimously passed the following motion at its national general meeting in early December:

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Mark Jones, Re QJ article on Faculty Board (13 December 2011)

As emailed to campus lists on 13 December 2011: Dear Colleagues: There is a revealing story just out in Queen’s Journal concerning Friday’s Faculty Board motion to rescind the BFA Freeze:

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Queen’s Journal: ArtSci faculty members at odds with admin over Fine Arts suspension (13 December 2011)

By Savoula Stylianou.  As published in Queen’s Journal, 13 December 2011. The Arts and Science Faculty Board voted to reinstate admissions to the Fine Arts program for the next academic year, but University administrators say this vote won’t affect the … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, “Queen’s University Academic Plan”: Complete and To Be Continued (12 December 2011)

As published in QUFA Voices, 12 December 2011: Our Senate unanimously approved a “Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011” on November 22.  Some have asked how the unanimous approval came about, for just before voting, Senate received a petition with almost … Continue reading

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Arts and Science Faculty Board Passes Motion to Rescind BFA Admissions Freeze (9 December 2011)

For the sequel to this post, see here and here. Arts and Science Faculty Board passed the following motion in its meeting today:

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Re BFA Admissions: A Statement and a Motion for Faculty Board (8 December 2011)

The Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty Board meets at 3:3o p.m. Friday, 9 December 2011, in 217 Watson Hall. Since its November meeting (scheduled for the 11th) was cancelled, this will be its  first opportunity to consider the Deans’ … Continue reading

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Petition: Lift Queen’s BFA Suspension (December 2011)

The following petition was posted on 1 December 2011 and had over 800 signatures by the 4th. To sign, click here. The current suspension on the Queen’s Fine Arts program is causing irreversible damage to their vulnerable program.

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