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Senate meeting update: Sept. 16

Yesterday, Wlifrid Laurier University had their first senate meeting of the academic year, taking place at 4 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chambers. After a brief introduction, the meeting got underway with the report from the president’s office. Max Blouw, Wilfrid Laurier University president, discussed the continued internal and external pressures facing Laurier during the current economic state of […]

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News briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

WLUSU selects firm for market research A joint proposal between two firms has been accepted by the Wilfrid Laurier University Student’s Union, furthering the stages of WLUSU’s market research initiative, which was approved at the summers operating budget meeting. The two companies who submitted the proposal are Response Generator and Insights. According to Joel Robinson, vice-president of public affairs for […]

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Brick Brewery sued for lime beer

Brick Brewery’s recently launched lime-flavoured lager has led to a sour situation for the company. Anheuser-Busch and Labatt Brewing, its Canadian division, have confronted Brick with a lawsuit based on claims of trademark infringement. This summer’s lime craze inspired Brick Brewery to tap into the lime beer market with its new brew, Red Baron Lime, which appeared in beer stores […]

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KW in Brief: Sept. 16, 2009

UW opens media lab The University of Waterloo opened its Critical Media Lab in Kitchener on Sept. 15. The lab, located at 195 King St. West, will host research projects by UW faculty and visiting artist and researcher Ron Broglio. Development approved City councillors on Sept. 14 approved the development of a three and a half storey building at the […]

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Cooked food banned from concourse

A joint committee comprised of individuals from Wilfrid Laurier University and the students’ union is drafting a policy concerning the preparation of food to be sold in the concourse. This is a practice largely employed by campus clubs as a means of fundraising throughout the year. The changes are the result of health standards and safety concerns raised after this […]

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WebCT fails students

WebCT, Laurier’s online learning network, was not functioning for the first few days of classes; this was a result of a problem within the communications banner. The cause is not related to the serious problems that were faced by students and staff last year, which saw WebCT crash on Nov. 1, leaving it out of commission for 10 days. “Last […]

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Orientation Week in review

Shinerama Orientation Week has always been about getting first-year students acquainted with Laurier, the community and each other, as well as about raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. This year, a total of $110,848.80 was raised. The fundraising was approached differently; with no monetary goal there was no pressure and the students were able to give whatever they wanted […]

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Laurier receives anonymous $2.5-million donation

An anonymous $2.5-million donation by an alumnus was made to Wilfrid Laurier University today. It’s the largest donation ever to the school and will be used to create a research chair in the environmental geography department according to a Laurier press release. It will be known as the Dr. John McMurry Research Chair in Environmental Geography after the former Laurier […]

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Collision on the corner of University and King

On the evening of Sept. 9, onlookers witnessed a horrific collision between a motorcycle carrying two passengers and a car driven by a single individual at the corner of University Ave and King St. All three individuals from both motor vehicles were taken to hospital by ambulance shortly after the crash. Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables were one of the […]

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Ignatieff visits Waterloo

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff made a stop in Kitchener-Waterloo on Sept. 9 to address the failures of the current government and the possibility of an election. Ignatieff was joined by former Liberal MPs Andrew Telegdi and Karen Redman. Telegdi and Redman are both looking to regain their positions in their respective ridings if an election is called. The question of […]

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