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Campus clubs still unable to access WLUSU money

This year, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union modified their application and budgeting process for campus clubs in order to make it easier and timelier for students to receive their funding. But as of today, clubs have yet to see any of their money. “It’s frustrating not to have money to start up with,” said president of the political science […]

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Laurier professor researches H1N1

Associate professor of communications studies at Wilfrid Laurier University Penelope Ironstone-Catterall has been studying the discursive construction of the flu since 2005. Her research entitled “From Seasonal Flu to Pandemic Influenza: The Cultural Life of a Virus” focuses not on the scientific aspects of the flu virus but on the manner in which it is constructed socially. “What I am […]

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Oct. 21, 2009

By-law complaint; Date: Oct. 12, 2009 @ 1:13 a.m.; Location: North side driveway at 232 King St. N. A SCS officer on mobile patrol issued a Provincial Offence Notice to a 20 year old male (Waterloo resident – non student) for a public urination offence. Property damage; Date: Oct. 12, 2009 @ 1:50 a.m.; Location: Parking Lot #7 A SCS […]

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Exam period shortened

This year the fall semester final exam period will be shorter than in previous years, running from Dec. 10-19. This was made possible by having four exam time slots per day instead of the traditional three. According to Laurier registrar Ray Darling, the reason for this was because of the late Labour Day in September. “Some universities played with the […]

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News in brief: Oct. 21, 2009

Chili cookoff raises $520 Seven teams competed in this year’s United Way chili cookoff, raising money for the United Way campaign. The teams all started with the same base chili and added their own spices to personalize the dish. The best chili was won by the United Way team; the hottest chili and most money raised honour went to the […]

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Official Charity Ball budgets released

Since last year’s Charity Ball budget has been under review, the Cord has obtained official copies of the budget documents from the 2008-09 and 2009-10 fiscal years. The two documents can be viewed below: Charity Ball budget 2008-09 For a good-quality version, right-click and save the image to see in a viewer application *The middle column in this document was […]

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ASAP introduces new scholarship

The Arts Students’ Advancement Program (ASAP) is currently working on establishing a new scholarship directed at arts students who are in co-op programs. The main co-op placements targeted for the scholarship include anything from museums, orchestras and various humanitarian endeavors. This prospective scholarship is an endowment derived from the surplus of student funds that have been collecting in the bank […]

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Value of note sharing website questioned

With classes back in full swing at Laurier, most students are starting to feel overwhelmed by their heavy workloads. For many, juggling classes, readings and essay-writing can be a near-impossible feat. Laurier student Tim Siad is no different. He too has to deal with the stress of a rigorous academic schedule that can make coursework and midterms daunting. It is […]

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Linking Laurier business and economics students with success

In 2002, the Link was created to give students a competitive edge between their classmates and other business students. “Our main mission is to connect past, present and future business students and give them academic and professional advice,” said Jessica Tam, vice-president: international for the Link. “We host events for students where they can learn from other students and professionals,” […]

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News in brief: Oct. 15, 2009

WLU student congress holds first meeting Last Wednesday evening, leaders of different student groups on campus gathered in the Hawk’s Nest for the first WLU student congress meeting. Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Laura Sheridan, each student group gave updates about upcoming events within their groups, and discussed how to better integrate the groups. “I was really […]

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