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Williams construction to be complete Sept. 21

The new Williams Coffee Pub Express that was scheduled to open in the Terrace earlier this month is still undergoing renovations and is now expected to be ready for business on Sept. 21. According to Rob Sexton, food and beverage manager for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, the intention was to have it open on Sept. 1 so it […]

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PRISM advances to help business students

With the arrival of its 25th anniversary at Wilfrid Laurier, PRISM Laurier, which provides information and technology training and services to business and economics students, has undergone a significant overhaul with the goal of offering students efficient and up-to-date workspaces. New technology, the latest equipment and even a Bloomberg workstation, which is the technology that allows students to access the […]

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Steam Whistle founder speaks to first years

He went from being kicked out of the Laurier business program to being the honoured speaker. Founder and co-CEO of Steam Whistle Brewing Cam Heaps spoke to first-year business students on Sept. 13 for the Laurier School of Business and Economics’ (SBE) Orientation Day. Heaps is a Laurier alumnus who, along with his two partners, started their brewing company in […]

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Program educates students on by-laws

Trying to find a bathroom between the bar and your house can be a challenge, but substituting a tree for a toilet is not the solution. The City of Waterloo has launched the “It’s your Waterloo” campaign to inform students of the fines for breaking by-laws, which in the case of public urinations equates to a hefty $300 ticket. “The […]

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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of a fall election are becoming more of a reality as the official opposition, the Liberal Party of Canada, has publicly withdrawn their support of the current Conservative government.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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