Restructuring combines IT groups under new manager

Richard Godsmark, previously the manager of Laurier’s OneCard office, has now been given new responsibility as the interim manager in the Information Technology department. An information communication technology review from earlier this year recommended ways to look into improving IT services on campus, one of which was to combine the residence network and central ITS network into one large group. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

OSAP funding leaves students hungry

From Mar. 8 to 26, seven students from across the province will participate in the Food For Thought Campaign run by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) to advocate for better funding. The students will be living on $7.50 to represent the mere $226 per month food and nutrition allocation prescribed by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). “We’re really […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Enjoying the winter cold

Citizens of Waterloo and their pets embraced the cold weather to participate in the seventh annual Ice Dogs Festival in Uptown Waterloo on Saturday afternoon. This was a transition year for the event, as it moved from its traditional venue in the Regina Street parking lot to the public square. “I was confident it would be a successful event,” said […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Class sizes up by 13.5 per cent

Since the fall, there has been discussion among students, faculty and administration on the effects of noticeably fuller lecture halls, fewer course offerings and a general perception on campus that class sizes have increased. Larger classes are perceived as detrimental to classroom experience. As a result, many questions have been raised on what factors have contributed to the situation, what […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

News in brief: Feb. 24, 2010

WLU sells GOTransit tickets Starting on Monday, the Centre Spot began selling GOTransit tickets for the daily buses that stop at Laurier outside Clara Conrad Residence on University Avenue. Prices vary depending on where one is planning to travel, and buses make various stops before ending up at Square One in Missisauga. Tickets available from the C-Spot include single-ride tickets […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

KW in brief: Feb. 24, 2010

Bus driver attacked On Feb. 22, a Grand River Transit bus driver was punched in the head by an exiting male passenger at King Street North and Bridgeport Road. The suspect, described to be in his early 20s, allegedly stole a book of GRT transfer passes during the altercation. The bus driver received only minor injuries. Stabbing at nightclub Early […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Newly hired WLUSU VP’s

President-elect Kyle Walker and the hiring committee have completed hiring for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union management group for the 2010-11 year. This includes: Vice-president of university affairs: Saad Aslam Vice-president of public affairs: Pam Blomfield Vice-president of administration: Katie Mooney Executive vice-president of Brantford: Scott Martins Vice-president of services: Heather Budd Vice-president of clubs and activities: Burton Lee […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Emergency board meeting over chair’s new VP position; director resigns

At 10 p.m. on Wednesday night the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors held an emergency in camera board meeting to discuss the recent hire of board chair Saad Aslam as WLUSU vice-president of university affairs. “Because I was hired as vice-president university affairs the board had to decide if they wanted to keep me around in my […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Hocking elected board chair

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board-elect met for the first time on Feb. 10, electing returning director Kyle Hocking as chair for the 2010-11 year. Returning director Chris Oberle was also nominated for the position. Both nominees presented their platforms and answered questions from the board-elect and gallery. Hocking and Oberle agreed on the mentoring role of the chair […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

News in brief: Feb. 10, 2010

Former fine arts professor succumbs to pneumonia On Feb. 5, former Laurier fine arts professor Michal Manson passed away as a result of pneumonia. Manson came to Laurier as an artist-in-residence in 1973 and later became a studio instructor of drawing and painting. She also received Laurier’s Honorary Alumna Award in 1991 as well as the Hoffmann-Little Award in 2001 […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·