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University, not what it used to be

Wilfrid Laurier has come to the point where the university’s debt has become too high for it to operate effectively. Fortunately, the government has allowed WLU to defer pension payments for one year while the school finds ways to get back on track. To begin its rehabilitation, Laurier has decided to make cuts of 5 per cent to each department […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Board failed students

While the university itself is forced to make significant cuts to all departments the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union seems to have the opposite problem: it has too much money to spend funds wisely. Director Andrew Fryer’s proposed and passed amendment of $25,000 for a market research initiative is a reflection of the inept abilities of WLUSU’s governing body. Students […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Cord-o-scopes: June 24, 2009

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): You will be thrilled to find that your new roommate is caring, neat, funny and shares all of the same interests as you. However, this will all be counteracted by their penchant for loud masturbation. Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22): A change in scenery will allow you the chance to shed that loser […]

by Cord Import· · Life ·

Gay parenting researched

Though homosexuality is becoming increasingly accepted in society, one issue in particular has become more prominent: gay parenting and the questions that surround it. Anna Wilk noticed a lack of research on this subject and completed her masters of sociology at WLU on gay fatherhood under the supervision of Dr. Glenda Wall, associate professor. Wilk decided to focus on gay […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Education grants modified

On May 1, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy announced changes to both the Distance and the Textbook and Technology Grant available to Ontario post-secondary students. The new requirements only permit students who qualify and receive the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to receive the grants. This decision was made in light of the provincial budget released in […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Election prospects

A loss to Stéphane Dion in December 2006 may have set back Michael Ignatieff’s political career temporarily, but he is quickly trying to extend the Liberal party’s power. After securing the leadership of the federal Liberal party on May 2 by a 97 percent vote on behalf of the delegates, Ignatieff has become the leader of Canada’s official opposition. During […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, National ·

KW in Brief: May 20, 2009

Public square complete Waterloo Town Square was closed in spring 2008 to construct a new public square. The project, which has cost the city nearly $3 million, is converting the former parking lot into a community-oriented gathering place. The opening ceremony for the completed project will be held May 30. The event is being held in conjuntion with the City […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Planning for the future

The compiled results of the Northdale Strategic Planning Session, held this past April, have been released, giving insight into the future of the Waterloo community. The plan looks at solving many of the issues of the growing student population in the area. Housing and zoning for the area continues to be the predominant issue. Poorly maintained and unlicensed student rental […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Spur property sold to developer

The Silver Spur, a favourite bar of many local residents and students, closed as of May 4. The property has been sold to developer and current owner of the neighbouring Waterloo Stage Theatre, Jeff Zavitz. The Spur celebrated its thirteenth anniversary on the weekend prior to its closure. Offering karaoke, food and patio seating facing King Street, the business had […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

News in Brief

WLU to acquire new Toronto office Wilfrid Laurier University is currently in negotiations to sign a lease that will give the university space in a downtown Toronto building. This space, located at King Street West and York Street, will primarily be used for recruitment, alumni, fundraising, government relations and having a presence in the city. WLU president Max Blouw said […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·