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UPDATED: Arrest made in UK after Laurier Waterloo campus lockdown

UPDATED, Mon. Oct. 19: The man in the United Kingdom accused of posting an online threat against Wilfrid Laurier University has been released on bail and is due back in court in January. In an interview with CTV News, 22-year old Daniel Ransem apologized to the school for the distress he caused. He said the post is a “running inside […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus, News ·
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Candidates address pressing issues in presidential debate

Candidates had the chance to oppose each other’s platforms and students had the chance to get their questions answered at the Students’ Union presidential debate that was live streamed on Wednesday night. Frank Cirinna, Olivia Matthews and Dave Patterson — the presidential hopefuls in this year’s Students’ Union election — were all in attendance at the event, which took place […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Elections ·
Laurier drops second consecutive game

Laurier drops second consecutive game

HAMILTON, Ont. — The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s football team did not get the most out of their club on Saturday afternoon in Hamilton, as they fell by a score of 27-10 to the McMaster Marauders at Ron Joyce Stadium. A week after losing 61-20 to the Western Mustangs, the offence had a difficult time getting going after an early […]

by Josh Peters· · Football, Slider ·
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Hawks improve to 4-1 with 27-10 victory

The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s football team didn’t make things easy for themselves Saturday afternoon. Taking on the winless York Lions in their fifth game of the season, the Hawks held on to a minimal 13-7 lead going into the fourth quarter before exploding on touchdowns from Dillon Campbell and Scott Campbell to take a 27-10 victory and improve to […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Football, Slider, Sports ·
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Library experiences long weekend flooding

Heavy rain over the weekend caused damage to the lower floor of Wilfrid Laurier University’s library, which experienced two to three inches of water. The only student service that was affected was Laurier Archives, which will remain closed while the rest of the Library operates as usual. The entrance to the Library, which was moved to the back door at […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus, Slider ·
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Milton campus awaiting government approval

Wilfrid Laurier University has been discussing the possibility of a campus in Milton for seven years. In 2007, just one month after joining the university, Laurier president Max Blouw received a letter from the town. “40 other universities also received the same letter, inviting us to think about – investigate – setting up a campus in Milton,” he explained. After […]

by Kate Turner· · Campus, Slider ·
Laurier sees decrease in admissions

Laurier sees decrease in admissions

Admissions for incoming first-year students at Wilfrid Laurier University have dropped 14 per cent since last year, according to the admissions office and the Ontario University Applications Centre. This drop in admissions brings the university 7 per cent below their target from last year. Holly Cox, Laurier’s director of recruitment and admissions, explained there are strong demands for some programs […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Slider ·
Region’s traffic a growing concern

Region’s traffic a growing concern

Construction is rampant in Waterloo during the summer. Roadwork is being done on University Avenue, several new apartment buildings are shooting up near the universities and uptown Waterloo is also seeing the development of condominiums. Alongside this has been population growth, which the city estimates has been increasing at 1.73 per cent each year for the past 15 years. Jeff […]

by Marissa Evans· · Local, Slider ·