Articles by: Elizabeth DiCesare

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Top campus news stories of 2012-13

KP322 health risks In early August, students who had previously taken KP322 (Physiology of Physical Activity) had found that they were at risk of transmitting Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV as a result of reusing a blood-sampling device in class that was actually meant as a single-use tool. According to WLU, only 200 of the 1,189 students who had […]

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WLUSU board of directors, president under review

WLUSU board of directors, president under review

This year’s Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors had an interesting year. After extensive training provided to them by Jon Pryce, chair of the board and chief governance officer, the directors were ready to tackle the year ahead of them, but were soon met with numerous issues. At the start of the fall term, they found their primary […]

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GPA taken into account

Starting in the 2013-14 academic year, those holding the position of president for any Wilfrid Laurier University campus club will be required to maintain a 5.0 grade point average (GPA) or  a C. Previously, there were no grade requirements placed on the position of president. Other executive positions remain without a formal grade requirement. Maggie Schaefer, vice president of clubs and associations […]

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Discussing the policies behind water supplies

Discussing the policies behind water supplies

On March 22, the fourth annual World Water Day event, co-hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, presented both Gail Krantzberg and  Bruce Pardy, two eye-opening, yet debatable keynote speakers who spoke about the world’s most important finite resource — water. While the tone of both speakers was completely different, the topic that stayed prevalent in both lectures […]

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The renovations to the 2-4 Lounge before the 2011-12 school year were just paid off thanks to the 2012-13 Student Life Levy. (File photo by Nick Lachance).

2-4 Lounge renovation retroactively funded

The 2012 to 2013 Student Life Levy (SLL) fund, which collected $1,039,515.49 from students, gave $88,000 to the 2-4 Lounge renovations that happened in the 2011-12 year, because the project had yet to be fully paid for. At the time of the renovation project, the majority of the money came from the 2011-12 SLL, and the remaining $88,000 was covered […]

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Incident sparks safety reminder

The Wilfrid Laurier University Library is not a place where we would expect to be overly active. It’s associated with long, tiring nights and textbooks, but on March 12 something a little more interesting happened. Two Special Constables walked through the library looking for someone who didn’t belong on campus. A man, who was not associated with Laurier, left a […]

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(Infograph by Stephanie Truong.)

New projects approved for SLL funding

Last month, the Student Life Levvy (SLL) Committee approved 18 of the 33 projects that were proposed to enhance student life on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus. The SLL is a pool of money that all undergraduates pay into in order to support these projects, which are chosen each year. The goals of these projects are to enhance campus life […]

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The Subway location in Bricker Academic is slated to open late-April. (Photo by Cristina Rucchetta).

Subway outlet coming to academic building

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University will soon have a new option for eating on campus. In late April, the Bricker Academic building will welcome the addition of a Subway outlet, marking the first food location in the building. Dan Dawson, assistant vice-president of student services, explained that the idea of opening a Subway at Laurier has been in consideration for […]

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Discussing the future of Africa

On Friday March 8 the departments of political science and global studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa, organized a talk by  Robert Rotberg, president emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He came to Laurier to discuss the future of Africa. Rotberg discussed Africa in new terms. He felt that […]

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Tensions build at meeting

Things began to get heated at the Wilfrid Laurier University’ Students’ Union meeting on Tuesday night. This meeting was established because of the one that was cancelled on Friday due to loss of quorum. After a few quick discussions, the conversation became quickly tense when director Scott Fleming attempted to approve motions before they were properly discussed. While his attempts […]

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