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Kyle Walker elected WLUSU president

Around 2:30 a.m Friday morning, the results of the 2010-11 Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union president were announced at Wilf’s. Kyle Walker, after patiently and nervously pacing around the bar, shouted for joy as his name was announced as the winner. “I’m happy….I don’t really know what else to say,” said Walker who was almost speechless after his victory. Kory Preston […]

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Small residence fire in Brantford affects polls

Earlier tonight, a small fire broke out on Laurier’s Brantford campus. Post House Residence was evacuated for approximately 10 minutes while local fire department officials entered the building. No students were injured. Unconfirmed reports are stating that a grease fire caused the incident, though the confirmed cause of the fire still remains unknown. Evacuated students were directed to the Brantford […]

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Hub to be transformed

Beginning in May 2010, the Hub will undergo the first stages of transformation to accommodate the expansion of Laurier’s Retail and Print Service Department, currently located at 202 Regina. Following recommendations from an external consultant, Printing Services aims to improve their accessibility and service on campus by establishing a second, more prominent location at the current Hub. “The consulting report […]

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Students meet senate candidates

Four of the six candidates running for the 2010-11 student senate positions took part in the WLUSU open forum yesterday. Mike Alfieri, Alishia Mallory, Ted Brown and Chris Walker took the floor to present their ideas and answer students’ questions. Walker displayed an understanding of what a role on senate entails, discussing the need for better communication with the students’ […]

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Board discussion turns heated

Board of directors candidates gathered to address important issues and introduce themselves to Laurier at the open forum yesterday, where debate turned heatedly towards sitting director Greg Evans. Important issues of transparency, policy governance and communication initiatives were addressed through questions from the audience. One contributed question exposed board candidates wishing to be appointed as chair for the coming year. […]

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Open forum

Students were given the opportunity to grill presidential candidates on their platforms at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union open forum yesterday. Following opening remarks, candidates were presented with an anonymously submitted question regarding the move of Laurier Students For Learning (LSFL) from WLUSU services to campus clubs, as well as the possibility of reinstating it. All the candidates shared […]

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Former OneCard manager committed to trial for fraud

Following a preliminary inquiry that saw nine witnesses testify, former manager of the OneCard office Nick Tomljenovic has been committed to trial for fraud over $5,000. The preliminary hearing was held Monday through Thursday last week in Kitchener; a total of four employees from Wilfrid Laurier University administration, as well as one former employee, testified. “A number of Laurier staff […]

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Questions raised about candidate disqualification

Last Wednesday, presidential candidate Reed Collis was disqualified from the election for having accumulated too many demerit points. This decision was made by the elections appeals committee after he was awarded three demerit points each for his Facebook group, event and fan page. A tenth point was awarded for Collis’ improper use of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union logo. […]

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Candidates take part in inaugural debate

The four candidates for the 2010-11 students’ union presidency met Sunday night to engage in a roundtable debate, responding to questions and discussing their plans and goals for the next year at Laurier. The candidates took the opportunity to challenge each other’s ideas and opinions, falling into heated debate over what areas need to be worked on and what can […]

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Brantford open forum

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union held their Brantford open forum Jan. 27 in conjunction with the upcoming election. Seth Warren, Tom Papanastasiou, John Sampson, Greg Evans, Kyle Hocking, Chris Oberle and Michael Onabolu were the only board of director candidates to show up. When asked about their absent colleagues, most board candidates did not believe the this reflected apathy […]

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