Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Queen's University Looking into Reports of Inappropriate Costume Party

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Queen's University Looking into Reports of Inappropriate Costume Party

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Queen's looks into reports of costume party

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KINGSTON, Ont. - An Ontario university says it is looking into reports of a costume party attended by undergraduates that has been condemned by student leaders because of racial stereotypes.

A statement from Queen's University principal Daniel Woolf posted on the school's website says it appears Saturday's party took place off the university's campus in Kingston, Ont.

Woolf says that such a party would never be sanctioned by the university's senior administration.

The Alma Mater Society, a student government at the school, says the party was inappropriate and is an act that makes students feel uncomfortable.

Photographs circulating on social media show students, most of them white, dressed as Middle Eastern sheiks, Viet Cong guerrillas and Buddhist monks. …

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