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Changes made to improve student technology services

Throughout the academic year, Laurier’s IT department has been undergoing changes to improve the consistency and quality of tech services available on campus. Systems like WebCT and the wireless networks available on campus that often proved to be unreliable have been examined in an ICT review, and solutions to fix these problems are now being implemented. “A lot of the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Fasting for the end of climate change

With six days passed and seven pounds lost, Dante Ryel is fasting with only a water and supplement diet in support of the passing of Bill C-311, Climate Change Accountability Act. “I’m extremely concerned about climate change and the issue is becoming more and more critical as time goes on,” said Ryel. The 26-year-old Waterloo resident and graduate of Lakehead […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Malcolm Gladwell discusses business education

Two great minds discussed a number of topics pertinent to current trends in business and economics this past Friday at the Floradale Mennonite Church. The event was put on by the Woolwich Counselling Centre. Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and author of three best-selling books, including Outliers: The Story of Success and Blink: The Power […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Universities take the cut

Post-secondary institutions across the country are currently faced with funding challenges and universities are attempting to tailor solutions to deal with their budget problems. Ken Steele, senior vice-president of education marketing for Academica Group Inc., a Canadian education marketing consultancy, noted that although economic conditions have compounded the financial strain on universities, post-secondary budget challenges are not a new phenomenon. […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Parliament resumes to deliberate budget

On March 4, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government tabled its budget, ending a two-month hiatus after the controversial decision to prorogue Parliament. The budget marked the last year of Canada’s Economic Action Plan and charted a course of fiscal restraint for the foreseeable future. It found savings by closing tax loopholes, freezing administrative growth and salaries, as well as […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

KW in brief: March 10, 2010

A vision for Northdale Waterloo city staff released their vision for Northdale on March 9. It was developed out of proposals made by the city and residents. The vision includes the need to restructure the area to accomodate the growing student population by shifting from low-density to more high-density housing. There is still a call, however, to maintain family-oriented homes […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Logging out after death

TORONTO (CUP) — Before the Internet, property was a physical object in the physical world. Movies were on tapes and DVD. Photographs were stored in real photo albums. Diaries, letters and personal mementos were kept in a box somewhere. Now photographs go to Flickr, personal movies are on YouTube, blogs have replaced diaries and the number of headshots scored in […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Snow babe causes controversy

On Feb. 27, a group of university students sculpted a naked woman out of snow on the front lawn of an Albert Street house. The sculpture, approximately eight feet tall and anatomically correct, had to be taken down the following afternoon due to complaints made by local residents. According to John Bagby, a fifth-year University of Waterloo student, who lives […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

A night of cold

Over one hundred high-school students from schools around Kitchener-Waterloo took to the streets this past weekend to raise awareness for youth homelessness in the event named “Strip the Streets.” In a rally that began last Friday, students and members of the community alike participated in a rally that included speeches from local members of parliament and a march to Waterloo’s […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Collision at King and University

On Wednesday afternoon, two vehicles collided at the corner of King St. and University Ave., an intersection frequented by students walking to and from class. The first car, a black 2-door Chevrolet Cobalt was turning left from University Ave. onto King St. when it was hit by a black Ford Windstar driving west on University. One witness said both vehicles […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·