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Students’ Union Board of Directors approves summer 2019 budget

On Apr. 22, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors held an emergency board meeting on the Waterloo Campus. The emergency meeting was called after the board requested to be given more information about next year’s operational budget, which was not finalized during their last meeting on Apr. 5.  The primary goal of the meeting was to approve […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Memorial services announced for Leanne Holland Brown

Memorial services announced for Leanne Holland Brown

Visitations and a memorial service has been announced for Leanne Holland Brown, who tragically passed away last Wednesday as the result of a traffic accident. Yesterday, Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, provided all Laurier students information and details via email surrounding both the visitation and memorial for those in the Laurier community who wish to attend. “Students, staff […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Updated: Laurier community mourns tragic loss of Leanne Holland Brown

Updated: Laurier community mourns tragic loss of Leanne Holland Brown

Story written Apr. 25, updated May 1. Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the tragic loss of Leanne Holland Brown. Leanne, the dean of students on the Waterloo campus, passed on Wednesday evening as a result of a traffic accident. Leanne was struck by a vehicle while walking on the sidewalk in front of MacGregor Senior Public School. She was […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
WRPS investigate gun shots near University Ave and King St.

WRPS investigate gun shots near University Ave and King St.

Waterloo Regional Police are currently investigating reports of gun shots near University Avenue and King Street. It was reported that a 26-year old man was taken from the hospital at approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning. He was allegedly treated for non-life threatening injuries. There is currently an increased police presence around the location of the shooting while investigations continue. Although police […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Original Princess Cinema announce sudden closing due to eviction notice

The original Princess Cinemas, located at 6 Princess Street W., will be closing its doors by Jun. 1 due to an eviction notice on Friday, Apr. 12 from the owners of the Heuther Hotel, the building which cinema owner John Tutt rented the space from. In a press release from the Tutt family, the cinema owners wrote, “owners of the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Laurier internet outages postpones Thursday exams

Laurier internet outages postpones Thursday exams

On Wednesday, Apr. 10, Laurier ICT Services announced that both MyLearningSpace (MyLS), the online platform where students can access course materials and announcements, as well as LORIS, the online access point for choosing courses, seeing transcripts, invoices and payments, were both non-functioning at Laurier. Apr. 10 marks the first day of exams at Laurier, and many students emailed and tweeted […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Vehicle crash into Laurier Brantford Student Centre closes building for the day

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Student Centre on the Brantford campus is closed due to a car crash. Earlier this morning, at approximately 6:00 a.m., a single car crashed into the Student Centre, which is located on Darling St. The crash allegedly knocked out power to portions of downtown Brantford. The women apparently driving the car was taken to a hospital in […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Second-year UW student passes away by suicide

The University of Waterloo announced yesterday that a student unexpectedly passed away on April 2, 2019. The second-year applied health sciences student died by suicide on campus. The family of the student asked that the university refrain from releasing the individual’s name; however, the family shared a message that was written by the student. The message was apparently written earlier […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Connecting with ICT about Laurier’s internet issues

The state of wireless internet at Wilfrid Laurier University is one that has been controversial, divisive, complicated and has inspired consistent public outcry this year. The Laurier-famous Twitter account, “Spotted at Laurier,” has been cataloguing a series of these comments from frustrated students who have felt the impact of the volatile ICT infrastructure at the university. A poll asking “Is […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Breaking down this year’s SU president’s leadership budget

With the winter term coming to a close, so too comes the end of Tarique Plummer’s tenure as president CEO of the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union. With this brings a reflection of all he has accomplished during the past year. Plummer’s success in actualizing his platform began a year ago, when the previous board of director’s approved his operational […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·