Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mark Jones, Open Letter: Response to Principal Woolf re Apology to Michael Mason (27 November 2012)

Dear Colleagues: An update on the letter of apology for Professor Michael Mason: It was published in the Globe & Mail on 19 November with a column by James Bradshaw.  The National Post also reported it on 19 November, and the Kingston Whig-Standard on the 20th.

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Mark Jones, Two Motions for Faculty Board (26 November 2012)

Submitted to the Agenda Committee, 26 November 2012, for the 7 December agenda of Arts and Science Faculty Board.  The first motion was debated and referred to the Curriculum Committee (a similar motion to submit all courses for curriculum committee … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Michael Mason: We (Queen’s University) Apologize (19 November 2012)

As published in the Globe & Mail online, appended to James Bradshaw, “Professors sign letter criticizing Queen’s University,” 19 November 2012.  This letter is still being signed on ipetitions.  The version below has been updated to include recent signatures. Dear Professor Mason: In … Continue reading

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SGPS Appeal: Holiday Assistance Program (9 November 2012)

As emailed to campus lists by the Queen’s Society of Graduate and Professional Students, 9 November 2012: With the holiday season fast approaching, a number of our students face additional hardships. In particular, students with dependents struggle as they are … Continue reading

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PSAC 901 Responds to CAUT Report on Michael Mason (1 November 2012)

PSAC Local 901, representing Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s, has posted two critical responses to the CAUT Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee Report on the situation and treatment of Dr. Michael Mason in the Department of History at … Continue reading

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Peter Christie, “A fear of stories” does a disservice to our university (1 November 2012)

As published in the Kingston Whig-Standard, 1 November 2012: A few years back, American Scientist magazine published an essay urging people whose job it is to explain the world—scientists, in this case—to stop being afraid of stories: narrative is often … Continue reading

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