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Laurier receives fourth place in MacLean’s rankings

When MacLean’s annual university rankings were released today, Wilfrid Laurier University was ranked fourth in the country in the primarily undergraduate category. “Laurier tends to do well in these surveys, [because] our students tend to have a high opinion of the quality of education they’re getting here, [as well as] the overall student experience,” said Kevin Crowley director of news […]

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VP: Brantford to leave Laurier

Long-time staff member and current principal and vice-president of Laurier Brantford Leo Groarke will be leaving his post at the university this year. After serving Laurier for over 25 years, Groarke has accepted the position of provost and vice-president academic at the University of Windsor. “It was in some ways a very hard decision to make,” said Groarke about deciding […]

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Nov. 4, 2009

5 years: Laurier introduces co-curricular record Laurier launched the co-curricular record, officially recognizing the volunteer efforts of students on campus. This record was an official transcript of volunteer positions held during a student’s time at Laurier that would go along with their academic transcript. Students expressed frustrations because the record only listed positions from groups such as the Wilfrid Laurier […]

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U-Pass fees rise

Grand River Transit (GRT) has added services to its Waterloo public transit as a result of increased ridership and rising fuel prices, meaning fees for university students will be going up in Fall 2010. As a result of the agreement made between the GRT and Laurier, the GRT can increase fees if services are changed or prices fluctuate. Along with […]

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Sea lamprey invading Great Lakes

The Great Lakes have a pesky invader: the sea lamprey. The lamprey is an eel-like fish that is indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean. The presence of the sea lamprey has proven to be quite a problem for the ecosystems of the Great Lakes, and subsequently the fishery industries in Ontario and the northern United States. In fact, the lamprey is […]

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News in brief: Nov 4

Laurier students organize blood drive Four students in Wilfrid Laurier University’s masters of social work community intervention course have taken a group project and used it to address a nationwide issue. Jackilyn Alberton, Ashley McKnight, Monica Tan and Justine Kormann created a residence-wide blood drive on Monday evening for Laurier students to participate in. Students living in Bricker residence were […]

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Laurier students organize blood drive

By Idil Herzi Four students in Laurier’s masters of social work community intervention course have taken a group project to both encourage involvement from the Laurier community and address a nationwide issue. Jackilyn Alberton, Ashley McKnight, Monica Tan and Justine Kormann created a residence-wide blood drive for students to participate in. Today, students living in Bricker residence were offered an […]

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Construction accident on campus

Late Saturday afternoon outside the Fred Nichols Campus Centre (FNCC), skyjack lift operator Michael Plecidy received an unexpected interruption to his work when the retaining wall supporting the section of walkway he was driving on suddenly gave way. Neither Plecidy nor any one else were injured during the accident. Plecidy, a local contractor who has worked on the Laurier campus […]

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Profs raise concerns over class sizes

Despite administration releasing no numbers to the Laurier community, class sizes have increased, which is having an effect on both students and professors in the classroom. Administration has previously stated that this year classes have gone up by approximately five per cent, however, some feel that there is more behind this information. “[Vice-president: academic] Deb MacLatchy mentioned the other day […]

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Oct. 28, 2009

5 years: Fine arts program cut It was announced that Laurier’s fine arts program would soon be cancelled. Students currently enrolled in the program would be allowed to finish their degree; however, no new students were allowed to apply and fine arts classes would no longer be offered at the school. Printed Oct. 20, 2004 25 years: Talks commence regarding […]

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