Emily Waitson

Emily Waitson

Emily is a fourth-year English and History student who loves to complain about the weather and regularly eats too many packaged snack foods in one sitting. She collects more books than she actually reads, gets emotional over adoption notices at animal shelters, and acts a lot cooler than she really is.

Articles by Emily Waitson

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UPDATED: Students raise concerns over an increase in academic misconduct allegations

On March 13, Wilfrid Laurier University announced its decision to discontinue in-person class instruction and shift the remainder of winter term courses, including final exams, online due to the COVID-19 global health crisis. Projected dates for students returning to on-campus courses for upcoming school periods have been adjusted by the university over the past nine weeks, and Laurier has since […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Wilfrid Laurier University students have been airing their concerns over social media regarding an email that was sent out this week by the math department detailing revised online exam procedures. The notice was addressed to students who are registered in at least one course offered by the math department in the spring term. “… you are required to have an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: Chainsaw, beloved uptown Waterloo karaoke bar, permanently closes due to COVID-19

According to CTV News Kitchener, Chainsaw, the popular uptown Waterloo restaurant and karaoke bar that was founded in 2009, has permanently closed. The coronavirus outbreak has hit small and locally-owned businesses particularly hard, with the closure order of non-essential operations across the province providing unprecedented setbacks and financial uncertainty for stores and restaurants. Chainsaw posted on March 16 through their […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
File Photo by Luke Sarazin

Laurier shares updated strategy for Fall Term instruction amidst evolving COVID-19 concerns

The developing news surrounding COVID-19 continues to influence Wilfrid Laurier and other universities around the world, impacting students in a variety of different ways. According to a news release posted on April 18, Laurier is working alongside public health authorities in order to determine when and how it will be safe for students to return to in-person classroom instruction for […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Laurier announces financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Laurier announces financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University announced in a news release on April 14 that financial support will be available for students who are facing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus). “We have put a number of options in place to help you mitigate these unexpected issues, ranging from emergency funding and financial relief for spring, intersession or summer non-tuition fees to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Out of all of the experiences I thought I would have during my undergrad, I never thought I would be completing my final issue as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s difficult to find the right words to conclude a year that’s been challenging in more ways than I could have ever imagined but […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Laurier announces option to convert final grades to “credit” or “withdraw”

In a statement released on behalf of Maureen Mancuso, interim provost and VP academic, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to offer undergraduate and graduate students the option to convert their final winter semester grades to a “credit” or a “withdraw.” Normally, this process would require the approval of an academic petition, however, Laurier has waived this former requirement […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Premier Doug Ford announces closure of all non-essential services

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the closure of all non-essential services across the province in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   As of today, services that have remained open include manufacturing and supply chain providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and LCBO outlets. More information on the businesses that are going to be affected will […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
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Laurier shifts spring, intersession and summer courses online due to COVID-19 crisis

In a news release shared today, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to continue online learning for the spring, intersession and summer (“sprummer”) terms. When Laurier originally decided to shift all in-person classes in the remaining academic semester online on March 13, the proposed plan stated that face-to-face instruction would return to normal by May 1. However, with heightened […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Qaio Liu

Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·