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Waterloo after dark

Wearing little more than nipple tassels, crotchless pantyhose and bunny ears, buskers performed their gravitydefying stunts while baring it all for the local crowd. This was naturally after a friendly warning to get children “the fuck out of here.” Magic tricks and PG-rated humour were thrown out Saturday night to make way for the adult-only “Naughty No No Show” presented […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

While you were out…

Public Square controversies Opening on May 31, the public square has received a great deal of criticism, from its design to the activities it has hosted. At July’s city council meeting, a motion was passed banning skateboarders from the public square with the exception of 10 hours dispersed throughout the week. The decision was made in response to complaints regarding […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, Local ·

KW in Brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Brick sues founder On June 2, 2009, Brick Brewing Co. launched a million-dollar lawsuit against its former owner Jim Brickman. The founder and former chairman has been accused of exploiting the company on several fronts including leaking confidential company information and wrongfully adding his wife to the company’s payroll. Trademark dispute Anheuser-Busch and its Canadian division Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. […]

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Reviewing the public square

Since its opening in May, the events in the public square have either drawn in large crowds or a scant audience. The success or failure of the programs continues to aid the development of the type of activities that are, and will be, available in the coming months. Activities offered in the square have included concerts, dancing and martial arts […]

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Laurier SBE Students’ Society to host “Olympics for business students” in 2011

The Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economics (SBE) Students’ Society has won a bid to host Jeux du Commerce (JDC) Central in January 2011. The event, which is expected to bring in 600 delegates from across Ontario, is what Laurier’s SBE Student Society President Evan Thor describes as “Olympics for business students.” “It’s going to be crazy,” said Thor. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier’s environmental initiatives

By placing an increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability Wilfrid Laurier University has made, and will continue to make, several changes to its day-to-day operations. While the benefits of these changes are primarily environmental, they also extend to reducing costs. Since June, Laurier employees have no longer received printed pay stubs. Employees now have only an online pay stub, which they […]

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Laurier’s strategic planning

To celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary, which takes place next year, Laurier will be developing two new things: a Laurier-authentic narrative and a new visual identity. The narrative will explain what the institution stands for and what it wants to strive toward: leadership, community and experiential learning, both inside and out of the classroom. “The concept there was to try […]

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Summer of unemployment

“I was out of a job then for over a month,” said Sven Nyman, a second-year arts student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Nyman is one of many students who has felt the repercussions of the recession on the student job market this summer. Student jobs scarce Statistics Canada reported a 21 per cent student unemployment rate, the highest it’s been […]

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Lethal residence fire started by victim

A fire that broke out April 14 on the fourth floor of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo College Hall (WCH) student residence is believed to have been started by the first-year student who died as a result of injuries suffered in the fire. “We believe that primarily the victim in this case played a role in the fire,” said Olaf Heinzel, […]

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Two Laurier business students land U.S. internship

Two Wilfrid Laurier University business students were given the opportunity to experience working for a multinational company this summer when they were hired by the Americanbased insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Thomas Gaylor and Thomas Krech, both heading into their fourth year at Laurier, were the first two Canadian interns hired by the multi-national company, which just completed […]

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