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Elizabeth DiCesare

About Elizabeth DiCesare

4th year History with English minor, 2nd year with The Cord. Lizz has wanted to pursue a career in journalism ever since watching April O’Neil report for Channel 6 News. While she has been writing her entire life, it took two years of university until she mustered the courage to apply for The Cord. After a year as a volunteer staff writer, she took over the position as Campus News Editor.
(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Top campus news stories of 2012-13

KP322 health risks In early August, students who had previously taken KP322 (Physiology of Physical Activity) had found that they were at risk of transmitting Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV as a result of reusing a blood-sampling device in…

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WLUSU board of directors, president under review

This year’s Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors had an interesting year. After extensive training provided to them by Jon Pryce, chair of the board and chief governance officer, the directors were ready to tackle the year ahead…

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GPA taken into account

Starting in the 2013-14 academic year, those holding the position of president for any Wilfrid Laurier University campus club will be required to maintain a 5.0 grade point average (GPA) or  a C. Previously, there were no grade requirements placed…

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Discussing the policies behind water supplies

On March 22, the fourth annual World Water Day event, co-hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, presented both Gail Krantzberg and  Bruce Pardy, two eye-opening, yet debatable keynote speakers who spoke about the world’s most important finite…

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Relaying the importance of the humanities

On March 21, Michael Bérubé, director of the institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, came to Wilfrid Laurier University to give a lecture revolving around the importance of the humanities. His presentation, titled “The Value –…

The renovations to the 2-4 Lounge before the 2011-12 school year were just paid off thanks to the 2012-13 Student Life Levy. (File photo by Nick Lachance).

2-4 Lounge renovation retroactively funded

The 2012 to 2013 Student Life Levy (SLL) fund, which collected $1,039,515.49 from students, gave $88,000 to the 2-4 Lounge renovations that happened in the 2011-12 year, because the project had yet to be fully paid for. At the time…

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Incident sparks safety reminder

The Wilfrid Laurier University Library is not a place where we would expect to be overly active. It’s associated with long, tiring nights and textbooks, but on March 12 something a little more interesting happened. Two Special Constables walked through…

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New projects approved for SLL funding

Last month, the Student Life Levvy (SLL) Committee approved 18 of the 33 projects that were proposed to enhance student life on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus. The SLL is a pool of money that all undergraduates pay into in…

The Subway location in Bricker Academic is slated to open late-April. (Photo by Cristina Rucchetta).

Subway outlet coming to academic building

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University will soon have a new option for eating on campus. In late April, the Bricker Academic building will welcome the addition of a Subway outlet, marking the first food location in the building. Dan Dawson,…

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Discussing the future of Africa

On Friday March 8 the departments of political science and global studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa, organized a talk by  Robert Rotberg, president emeritus of the World Peace…