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Thousands come together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter march on Wednesday

On June 3, an estimated 20 000 people attended the KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter to protest and raise awareness for the many lives lost to police brutality.  The march, which began at 44 Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener, happened in response to racial injustice against Black and racialized folks. Attendees of all ages were there to stand […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Peaceful Black Lives Matter march to take place in Kitchener

On June 3, the “KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter” will take place at 44 Gaukel street, across the street from Victoria Park, Kitchener. This march, set to begin at 5 pm on Wednesday, is a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to police brutality, institutionalized racism and anti-Blackness.  “We will march for Ahmaud […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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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 ·
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Laurier announces classes will be moved online for Fall Term amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Laurier has announced that they will offer most courses virtually or online for the Fall 2020 Term. “Over the past few weeks, the university has been engaged in collaborative discussions to consider how we will deliver the fall term in a way that meets government and public health guidelines and maintains the safety of our new and returning students, faculty […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student Esheaka Sinera passes away

On May 12, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of fourth-year student Esheaka Sinera.  Sinera was a Computer Science student in the co-op program, a member of the Muslim Students’ Association and a leader within the Laurier Muslim Chaplaincy.  The Muslim Chaplaincy at Laurier has announced an opportunity for reflection after Friday’s prayer.  “Losing a student has a significant impact […]

by Cord Staff· · 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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Laurier opens its residence buildings to healthcare workers

Laurier has recently partnered with regional hospitals to provide temporary housing to healthcare professionals who are choosing to live away from their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced in a news release on May 4, about 150 residence rooms will be available for hospital workers to isolate in, starting early this month. “We’re always looking for ways to ensure that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Charges made in connection to fatal shooting of Laurier student in December

Two men have been charged with second-degree murder following the fatal shooting of first-year student, Yafiet Rezene on Dec 15. Police responded to the shooting at a Kitchener house party at 4:15 am, where Rezene was found dead on the scene. His death was confirmed by Laurier on Dec 16. Two others are reported to have received gunshot wounds, but […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, 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 ·
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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 ·