Principal Williams to address the future of Homecoming
In a letter to Mayor Harvey Rosen today, Principal Tom Williams outlined his intention to make an announcement the week of November 17, 2008 about the future of Homecoming.
Aimed at providing next steps toward finding a solution to the Aberdeen Street party – which coincides with Homecoming weekend each fall – Principal Williams has been engaged in a month-long consultation process with representatives of the City, Queen's students, faculty and alumni, police, fire and rescue, downtown associations and others.
After careful assessment of all the feedback he receives, and of the impact this decision may have on Queen's alumni, the local community, and the Kingston economy, he expects to be in the best position to recommend the way forward for Queen's Homecoming in the years to come.
At the time of the announcement, Principal Williams will also address the University's position with respect to costs for policing the Aberdeen Street event.