Taking back Waterloo

Rumours of a fall election are becoming more of a reality as the official opposition, the Liberal Party of Canada, has publicly withdrawn their support of the current Conservative government. “We need to present Canadians with an alternative and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at a press conference in […]

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Senate meeting update: Sept. 16

Yesterday, Wlifrid Laurier University had their first senate meeting of the academic year, taking place at 4 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chambers. After a brief introduction, the meeting got underway with the report from the president’s office. Max Blouw, Wilfrid Laurier University president, discussed the continued internal and external pressures facing Laurier during the current economic state of […]

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News briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

WLUSU selects firm for market research A joint proposal between two firms has been accepted by the Wilfrid Laurier University Student’s Union, furthering the stages of WLUSU’s market research initiative, which was approved at the summers operating budget meeting. The two companies who submitted the proposal are Response Generator and Insights. According to Joel Robinson, vice-president of public affairs for […]

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Cooked food banned from concourse

A joint committee comprised of individuals from Wilfrid Laurier University and the students’ union is drafting a policy concerning the preparation of food to be sold in the concourse. This is a practice largely employed by campus clubs as a means of fundraising throughout the year. The changes are the result of health standards and safety concerns raised after this […]

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WebCT fails students

WebCT, Laurier’s online learning network, was not functioning for the first few days of classes; this was a result of a problem within the communications banner. The cause is not related to the serious problems that were faced by students and staff last year, which saw WebCT crash on Nov. 1, leaving it out of commission for 10 days. “Last […]

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Orientation Week in review

Shinerama Orientation Week has always been about getting first-year students acquainted with Laurier, the community and each other, as well as about raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. This year, a total of $110,848.80 was raised. The fundraising was approached differently; with no monetary goal there was no pressure and the students were able to give whatever they wanted […]

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Laurier receives anonymous $2.5-million donation

An anonymous $2.5-million donation by an alumnus was made to Wilfrid Laurier University today. It’s the largest donation ever to the school and will be used to create a research chair in the environmental geography department according to a Laurier press release. It will be known as the Dr. John McMurry Research Chair in Environmental Geography after the former Laurier […]

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Not your average animal shelter

MONTREAL (CUP) – By hosting awareness fundraisers like a ‘Pussy Party’ for stray cats and a ‘Hip-Hop’ for rabbit rescues, a new animal rescue group is hoping to help save animals by engaging young people. Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue, founded by 20-year-old Caroline Ross, grew out of her life-long love of animals. “It was always something I knew I would […]

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Student Publications summer updates

Radio Laurier to reside in current WLUSP office Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) has been granted space by the university to accommodate Radio Laurier, which WLUSP officially took over on May 1. The current WLUSP president and finance manager office will be converted into a radio booth. This space is slightly larger than the previous Radio Laurier space in […]

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Technology at Laurier under review

A contentious topic and point of frustration for many – technology at Laurier – is currently being assessed as the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) review is finishing up the first phase of the multi-year strategic planning project. A steering committee has been tasked to oversee the review of computing services at Laurier; they are currently reviewing the preliminary ICT […]

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