Category Archives: Open Letters

Ariel Salzmann, An Open Letter to Dean Brouwer and the School of Graduate Studies (4 April 2013)

As sent to Dean Brenda Brouwer and copied to community lists, 4 April 2013.  Posted by permission. This year the Department of History made a valiant effort to recruit an exceptional graduate student. The student  applied to our Ph.D. program … Continue reading

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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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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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QJ: Dissolving Queen’s-Blyth abroad (5 October 2012)

Queen’s Faculty Letter printed in Queen’s Journal, 5 October 2012. To sign this letter, see:  For the list of further signatories, see  See also Jim Lee, Letter to the Editor, QJ, 19 October 2012, and Patrick O’Neill, Blyth Information … Continue reading

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David Murakami Wood, Open Letter on Access Copyright (24 May 2012)

From a campus email, 24 May 2012.  Posted by permission. Dear all, I don’t usually do this, but I am sending you this message to encourage you to write to the Provost, Alan Harrison, and the University Librarian, Martha Whitehead, … Continue reading

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Selim Akl, Letter on the GPA System and PeopleSoft (26 March 2012)

For this post, please see the Queen’s Senate Faculty Caucus blog.

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Leda Raptis, Letter to the Provost on the GPA Grading System (20 March 2012)

As emailed to Provost Alan Harrison, 20 March 2012: Dear Dr Harrison, I write to alert you to a serious problem in student assessment that we face as a University.

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