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Main street to blame for recession: economics prof

“The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t actually learn from history,” said Phelim Boyle, a professor of finance at Wilfrid Laurier University, who opened a panel discussion Friday at the annual School of Business and Economics conference. This year, the focus of the conference was the global financial crisis. The purpose of the panel, entitled “Lessons […]

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Campus renovations begin

Beginning May 19, the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University will undergo significant landscaping renovations. The project will cost approximately $1.5 million and is expected to finish Friday, September 4 before the Labour Day weekend. “It’s quite a big project,” commented Gary Nower, assistant vice-president of physical resources. The renovations were designed with a few various objectives. “The main driving […]

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WCH fire investigation incomplete

The cause of the April 14 Waterloo College Hall (WCH) fire, that claimed the life of a first-year Wilfrid Laurier University student and displaced hundreds of students in the in the midst of final exams, has still not been identified. Bryan Fischer, fire investigation supervisor for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, stated that the report is likely not […]

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First-year student who passed away in WCH fire remembered as a “fun-loving, great guy”

The tragic death of 19 year-old Dave LaForest has left the Laurier community shocked and saddened, as it has been forced to say goodbye to a beloved athlete, floormate, classmate and friend. Dave passed away in Hamilton General on April 19 after suffering critical burns in a residence fire. Josh Windsor, Dave’s rugby coach, remembers him as a hardworking team […]

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Recession hits Laurier co-ops

The current economic recession has found its way into co-op departments at universities across the region. While more students are looking to co-op as means of employment, there are simply fewer jobs available to them. “There is more competition from other schools; it is a tighter market,” said Karen McCarger, associate director of Laurier’s department of co-operative education. “Employers are […]

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Plaskett talks to the Cord about his three-disc release

Joel Plaskett is breaking from the norm. To put it more specifically, he’s breaking from his norm. Plaskett’s latest album, Three, is a folk-rock collection of conceptual pop songs spanning 27 tracks on three discs. He has also recorded a song with Nova Scotian rapper Classified entitled “One Track Mind” – a departure from the solo efforts that have characterized […]

by Cord Import· · Arts ·

Two new residence buildings

Two new buildings have been leased by Laurier residential services, one that holds 82 students at 325 Spruce Street and one with 385 students at 340 Spruce Street. The buildings were purchased to accommodate the increase in students who have been promised residence rooms for the 2009-10 academic year. “While we’ve got a problem, it’s a more manageable problem. The […]

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Janine Antoni’s body of art

A young woman gnawing through 600 pounds of lard and chocolate, using her hair as a paintbrush or tightroping across the Bahamian horizon is something most would deem as just plain crazy. Yet the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics was bursting full of an audience eager to hear artist Janine Antoni speak in the […]

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Tips for surviving summer school

So, you’re taking summer classes. Well into their third week now, these courses make May feel just like September or January. Except it isn’t just like September or January. Because while you’re inside learning econometrics or reading 13th century English literature, everyone else is outside frolicking in shorts and shades. It’s summer, and courses or no courses, you better start […]

by Cord Import· · Life ·

May 20, 2009

Dear Life: How come we didn’t get a single snow day this year? Winter is cold and miserable and the only good thing about all the crappy weather is that sometimes we don’t have to go to school. Except you dropped the ball this year and planned all the good snow storms on weekends. You better make it up to […]

by Cord Import· · Life ·