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CEMF: Day 2

The second day of CEMF brought a whole new sound to Bingeman’s. In contrast to the heavier stuff that was performed on day one, such as Kingdoms and Protest the Hero, the music on day two was much more upbeat. CEMF pass-holders heard from bands such as Candy Coated Killahz, Dinosaur Bones, and the much-anticipated headliner: The Roots. Starting off […]

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Dear Life: July 22, 2009

Dear Life, Since when is it okay to hit on strangers in the concourse when they’re trying to write an essay? Wait, since when is it okay to hit on strangers in the concourse ever? Sincerely, Not Interested Dear Life, Why can’t people just do their jobs and do them right the first time? Sincerely, Sick of Doing Other People’s […]

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WLUSU market research project moving forward

The first step towards the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union market research project has been taken, as members of the board of directors and the management team plan to sit down with a consultant from MacPhie and Co. on July 31 to map out the union’s objectives for the project. The research initiative will involve WLUSU hiring an outside firm […]

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WLU students play Warped Tour

For Timmins-born musicians Second Floor Escape, finding out they were slotted for a spot on the Vans Warped Tour was an unexpected surprise. With bandmates all over the province, including members Dan Dubeau at WLU’s Waterloo campus, Christian Scagnetti at WLU’s Brantford campus and bandmates at three other locations across the province, staying together as a band seemed – at […]

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Opposable and innovative thinking to revolutionize education

In a constantly changing global market, innovation is needed now more than ever for individuals to adapt and succeed. Keynote speaker Larry Smith, professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, discussed the anxieties felt by students as a result of the modern economy. The current economic recession has stunted the job market and for the world to recover and […]

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Opposable and innovative thinking to revolutionize education

An open mind is the key to integration and successful leadership. This was the basic message delivered to about 200 people last Tuesday morning by CACUSS keynote speaker Roger Martin. Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, spoke on the importance of opposable thinking in today’s society. Opposable thinking, according to Martin, is the […]

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CACUSS 2009

From June 14-17, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted its first ever Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference. Working in correspondance with the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, the conference was focused around ideas of innovation, integration and intelligence. “The theme, i3, was based on the fact that we were testing something together as a threesome,” said […]

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Residence fire damage assessed at $1.2 million

Renovations at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo College Hall (WCH) residence are currently underway to repair the damage caused by a fire in mid-April. They are expected to cost $1.2 million and will be covered by insurance. According to assistant vice-president of physical resources Gary Nower, repairs include both structural and electrical elements, as well as cleaning and replacing furniture. “We’ve […]

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AVP’S added to finance and academic departments

Two new jobs have been added to the Wilfrid Laurier finance and academic departments with assistant vice presidents beginning their duties over the summer months. Wayne Steffler and Tom Buckley, respectively, have been hired to aid the current staff and look ahead to the future success of the school. As the Laurier community continues to grow and expand, the university […]

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WLUSU passes deficit budget

A $25,000 amendment to the operating budget proposed by director Andrew Fryer at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors meeting on April 13 has resulted in confusion and discrepancy within the union. After the board approved the capital expenditures and student services portions of the budget, Fryer’s amendment, which was passed 6-4, added $25,000 to the board’s […]

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