News in brief: Feb. 24, 2010

WLU sells GOTransit tickets
Starting on Monday, the Centre Spot began selling GOTransit tickets for the daily buses that stop at Laurier outside Clara Conrad Residence on University Avenue.

Prices vary depending on where one is planning to travel, and buses make various stops before ending up at Square One in Missisauga.

Tickets available from the C-Spot include single-ride tickets (which must be used within four hours of purchase), as well as two and 10-ride tickets, which never expire.

Tickets will still be available for purchase from bus drivers; however, according to retail services manager of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Sue Dawson, purchasing tickets in advance will decrease wait times, as buses have been delayed because of the time drivers have had to spend processing the ticket purchases.

  • Laura Carlson

Dean of arts clarifies proposed restructuring
Dean of arts Mary-Louise Byrne has released a statement clarifying possible changes various departments within the faculty of arts.

In an e-mail Byrne sent to all arts students, Bryne clarified that no programs would be cut immediately and that the faculty of arts is proposing to merge the administration, not the programs, of cultural studies, classical studies, women and gender studies, medieval studies and North American studies.

  • Laura Carlson