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SGA president under fire for bullying, emotional abuse

In June 2018, SGA Chief Operating Officer Amanda Lachapelle spoke openly during a board meeting on how the office had become a hostile working environment since the election of the new SGA President, Tommi-Lee Gauthier. After Lachapelle’s complaints, the SGA board of directors assembled a human resources team to help aid the[…]

Student centre construction causing parking crunch

By Jill Schalk With construction of the new SGA students’ centre underway, parking at the heart of campus has been reduced. Before construction commenced there were approximately 40 spaces in the pay and display lot in front of the West Residence building. But now that the construction is underway, there are just[…]

Pipe freeze likely cause of Fraser flooding, repair crew says

By Ophelia O’Donnell Laurentian University says a water main break around 8:30 a.m. has flooded Fraser Hall, forcing classes to be cancelled and causing food services at Starbucks, Alumni Hall and Tim Hortons to be suspended. Parking Lot 1 and Lot A are also currently unavailable because of the break,[…]

After West Rez assault, Laurentian students wonder about campus safety

Around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 Greater Sudbury Police received a call regarding an alleged assault that had taken place on campus at Laurentian University sometime after 2:00 a.m. According to Kaitlyn Dunn, Corporate Communications Coordinator for the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS), “the information received was that while in a dorm[…]

Mental Health 1, Varsity Athletics 0. What do referendum results say about Laurentian students’ priorities?

by MacKenzie MacDonald On November 2, the results of student votes in Laurentian’s referendum to increase student’s Compulsory Ancillary Fees came through, with only four out of seven proposed student services to “pass”.  The options on the ballot were for an increase in funding to Varsity athletics, additional money for mental health services, as well as[…]

Ben Avery parking lot will no longer be open to students during exam periods

by Elisa Kurkimäki Exam season is just around the corner, and with it comes change. For the first time in years, parking around the Ben Avery building will no longer be free for students during exam periods. The parking regulations that are implemented during the semester will continue to be applied during the 3[…]

LU soccer team cleared of hazing allegations, investigation details not yet public

by MacKenzie MacDonald Laurentian University has cleared the varsity men’s soccer team of hazing allegations, following an investigation into an anonymous complaint sent to the university in August.    In a statement October 22, Laurentian said “a third-party investigator has found no evidence to support the anonymous allegations of hazing on the Laurentian University men’s soccer[…]

‘Lack of empathy’ for Laurentian grad students as pay, research funding hits snag

By Shanleigh Brosseau and MacKenzie MacDonald Some graduate students are facing delays in receiving pay for research and teaching, and are stuck in a process that one student is calling “a disaster.”  Now, they are calling on Laurentian to review the way it administers financial assistance, and make the process more transparent.  In[…]