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Various pick-up points for The Cord vandalized across campus

Various pick-up points for The Cord vandalized across campus

Yesterday afternoon, multiple copies of The Cord newspaper were found destroyed by being torn in half and left on various stands across campus. Hours later, several torn copies were also left on the doorstep of The Cord office. Administration at WLU Student Publications called Special Constable Services and an official report was made. Special Constable Services are currently investigating and […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Freedom of Expression protest set to take place at Hazel and University

Wilfrid Laurier University has made international headlines recently regarding responses to the actions of Laurier graduate teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd. Shepherd was called into a meeting two weeks ago featuring Nathan Rambukkana supervising professor, associate professor in Communication studies Herbert Pimlott and Adria Joel, manager of Gendered Violence Prevention and Support. The meeting took place after a student or students — the […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Over the past week, Wilfrid Laurier University’s responses to the actions of Laurier teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd, have gone viral, making national headlines on various media outlets. Shepherd took her story to the media after concerns were raised over her decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate video from a neutral standpoint. It became known last week that Shepherd secretly […]

by Safina Husein· · 4 comments · Campus, National, News ·
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Laurier student starts initiative to support students who don’t receive co-op placements

A Wilfrid Laurier University student is starting an initiative to assist business students who are rejected from the co-operative education program. The initiative is called “Laurier Mentor Connect” and was started a few months ago by Syed Azam Afzal, a third-year bachelor of business administration student at Laurier. “The main purpose really is to just help students. When you get […]

by Jake Watts· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Foot Patrol celebrates 25 years

Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus Foot Patrol celebrated 25 years of service this past Wed, Nov. 15, 2017. Foot Patrol celebrated their milestone by handing out cake and cupcakes to students in the Fred Nichols Centre concourse. The booth set up also provided activities to students who wanted to participate. “We’re celebrating 25 years of service. It is a huge […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Students’ Union begins to prep for election season

  Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun preparing for its annual elections, set to take place on Jan. 30, 31, and Feb. 1. The results of the elections will determine who the Students’ Union’s new president and CEO is, as well as the 12 new members of the board of directors. The elections will also determine who will serve […]

by Jake Watts· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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BREAKING: President of Laurier issues apology regarding Lindsey Shepherd

Throughout the past week, the incident involving TA, Lindsey Shepherd, has gone viral, making national headlines on various media outlets. Shepherd made headlines after a student or students raised concerns over her decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate video from TVO from a neutral standpoint. After this was brought to the attention of her supervising professor, Nathan Rambukkana, she was […]

by Safina Husein· · 8 comments · Campus, News ·
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Waterloo Against Abortion displays at Hazel and University

UOn Friday Nov. 17, members of Waterloo Against Abortion, a local anti-abortion group, were seen at the intersection of Hazel Street and University Avenue conducting an anti-abortion display. The individuals present at the display were seen holding anti-abortion posters depicting graphic images. Individuals at the demonstration said they were not students at Laurier nor affiliated with Laurier LifeLink. “We’re here […]

by Safina Husein· · 2 comments · Campus, News ·
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Laurier ranks number one in growth of research funding

  Research Infosource has ranked Wilfrid Laurier University number one in growth of research funding. Laurier is one of 50 other universities in the annual Top 50 research university ranking conducted by Research Infosource. Laurier has seen a 23 per cent increase in external research funding over the last year, which has bumped the university into the number one spot […]

by Erin Abe· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Laurier students petition for reproductive rights

  A group of Wilfrid Laurier University students have created a Pro-Choice petition ensuing Laurier LifeLink’s recent chalk display as a call for enhanced accountability from the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union. Laurier LifeLink, an anti-abortion club on campus, held a public demonstration on Oct. 24 and 25 which included a display of various slogans which were written onto the […]

by Safina Husein· · 1 comment · Campus, News ·