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Ryerson graduate killed in potential hate crime

TORONTO (CUP) – More than 1,000 people marched silently past Ryerson University last Sunday night in honour of Christopher Skinner, a graduate of the school who was killed on Oct. 18 after being beaten by a group of men. With candles in hand, they headed to the spot near Victoria and Adelaide streets in Toronto where the graphics communications management […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Uniting faith and sexuality

As part of a four-week series called Rainbow Connections, the Unity Centre, a non-denominational church in Kitchener, is hosting a series of events that explore expressions and interpretations of spirituality. “We’re offering a safe inclusive place for gays and lesbians and transgendered people and bisexuals to come together and discuss some of the interpretations of the Bible that have been […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Profs raise concerns over class sizes

Despite administration releasing no numbers to the Laurier community, class sizes have increased, which is having an effect on both students and professors in the classroom. Administration has previously stated that this year classes have gone up by approximately five per cent, however, some feel that there is more behind this information. “[Vice-president: academic] Deb MacLatchy mentioned the other day […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Oct. 28, 2009

5 years: Fine arts program cut It was announced that Laurier’s fine arts program would soon be cancelled. Students currently enrolled in the program would be allowed to finish their degree; however, no new students were allowed to apply and fine arts classes would no longer be offered at the school. Printed Oct. 20, 2004 25 years: Talks commence regarding […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Oct. 28, 2009

“I would assume that as soon as I walk in there, I would get punched in the face. That would be the cover charge.” –Canadian actor Paul Bates, who is in KW filming the new series Dan for Mayor, on his initial impression of the Waterloo bar Chainsaw. “It just seems that Laurier is going through some bad management.” –Fourth-year […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Canada in brief: Oct. 28, 2009

WLU murderer pleas guilt ONTARIO- On Oct. 21 Emrah Bulatci attempted to plead guilty after admitting that he murdered Chris Worden, an RCMP officer and a former co-captain of the Laurier football team who was killed on Oct. 6, 2007. Bulatci stood in front of the jury and tried to display his guilt, even though in 2007 his defense lawyer […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

OUSA discusses lobbying

Last weekend the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) held their general assembly at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. The two Waterloo schools hosted the other member universities – which include Brock, Queens, McMaster, Western and Windsor – to discuss the advocacy group’s policies and future lobbying campaigns. John Milloy, Ontario’s minister of training, colleges and universities, spoke […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Importance of family routines and rituals discussed

Last Friday afternoon, over 60 Laurier students attended the 6th annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture held in Bricker Academic 101. Guest speaker Barbara Fiese delivered a developmental psychology lecture entitled “Family Routines and Rituals: Everyday Opportunities to Build Health and Wellbeing.” Fiese discussed how basic family routines are linked to biological health, particularly in children. “Health really is a family affair,” […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Graduate speaks on the benefits of a positive attitude

While knowledge acquired from the classroom is a phenomenal asset, nothing can compare with experience from the real world. For Laurier alumnus Mark Moses (BBA ’87), this statement has proven to be very true. Moses came to Laurier’s Paul Martin Centre to share his experiences as an entrepreneur and some of the lessons that he has learned. Of course, these […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

News in brief: Oct. 28

H1N1 clinic full The H1N1 vaccine clinics, scheduled to begin on Nov. 3 at Wilfrid Laurier University, are now fully booked. Health Services had originally planned six days of clinics to administer the vaccine, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing two appointment times every five minutes. There were 120 spots a day, with a total of 720 over […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·