Laurier launches flu portal for the university community

By Idil Herzi Wilfrid Laurier University has launched a “flu declaration” website for students, faculty and staff to report absence from class, work or teaching due to influenza or influenza-like symptoms. Students are being asked to visit and use their Novell login to identify the days missed online. Individuals who would normally seek medical attention should do so; however, […]

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WLUSU finalizes Charity Ball donation at $159

Last week’s issue of The Cord has stirred controversy regarding the 2008-09 Charity Ball. With the final numbers made public late last week by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, last year’s donation to the KidsAbility Foundation totals $158.99. The student reaction to the news that Charity Ball raised so little money for charity has been mixed. Some WLUSU volunteers […]

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Textual relationships

Perhaps just a myth, but I’ve heard that guys used to call girls they liked to ask them out on a date. Before instant messaging, you knew a guy was interested in a girl when he actually decided to pick up the phone and call her. He had to think of something to say, form coherent sentences and develop a […]

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Hawks roll over Lancers

Following their heart-breaking homecoming loss to Ottawa last weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team got back on track on Thanksgiving Saturday, beating the Windsor Lancers 37-20. Leading the way for the Hawks was their running game, which racked up a total of 397 yards. Running back Mike Montoya got back into form, rusing for 207 yards and […]

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Laurier hosts technology forum

PRISM, Wilfrid Laurier’s student-run organization within the School of Business and Economics, hosted a technology forum at the Maureen Forrester recital hall on Wednesday to provide students a chance to take part in discussion and debate with industry leaders. The panel consisted of Lubor Ptacek from Open Text, Shyam Sheth from Google, Trevor Dantas from Toshiba, and Rudi Loepp of […]

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Oct. 7, 2009

“Today’s stupidity cost us.” –Men’s soccer coach Mario Halapir following the Hawks 2-2 draw with Windsor on Saturday. “They’re not there to appreciate the décor, they’re there to learn.” –Carol Kego, co-ordinator for Laurier’s Interior Design & Renovation department, speaking about what students need from the design on their university. “She basically led me to feel that those things are […]

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Alumni brave weather

Despite being plagued with rain and a loss to the Ottawa Gee Gees, Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2009 homecoming weekend ran successfully from October 2-4, with high numbers in attendance and participation for each event. “All I’ve got back so far is great feedback,” said associate director of alumni relations Roly Webster. “The participation overall would compete with what we had […]

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Campus master plan released

Last Wednesday, Wilfrid Laurier University revealed its campus master plan to students, faculty and staff. The plan was visible on presentation boards set up in the Concourse on Wednesday and Thursday; however, there did not appear to be anyone there from IBI group, the company who developed the plan, to answer any questions students might have. Students were able to […]

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News in brief: Oct. 7, 2009

WestJet co-founder hailed Wilfrid Laurier University will award Clive Beddoe, the co-founder of WestJet Airlines, an honorary doctor of law degree at the university’s fall convocation on Friday, Oct. 30. Beddoe is the current chair of WestJet’s board of directors; he co-founded the company in 1996. He was also the recipient of Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader award in 2002. Beddoe […]

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Blouw discusses Laurier’s future

Yesterday, at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chambers, president Max Blouw addressed the university community about Laurier’s current position within the post-secondary education system, concluding with what must change in order for the university to survive as an institution. According to Blouw, these addresses will take place as regularly as needed to keep the Laurier community up-to-date on […]

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