Colin Vanelli
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International Relations and History undergraduate, Features Editor. Tweets @colinvanelli

Students’ Union blasts proposed exam guidelines as LSE rejects ‘non-detriment’

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. The Students’ Union has blasted LSE’s proposed guidelines for exam boards in the upcoming assessment window, saying “we are deeply disappointed that SMC has decided not to move towards a no-detriment policy.” Responding to an…

LSE pulls most disability exam support: “Having an IEA is already isolating and scary, but it felt like I had been forgotten.”

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. LSE says that a move to largely long-term, online assessments has “removed the need” for individual adjustments for students with disabilities who previously received special assessment procedures, called Individual Exam Adjustments (IEAs). A number of…

For some students, online shift brings inequality into spotlight

For many LSE students, getting accustomed to the ‘new normal’ of leading their daily lives from home under quarantine has proven difficult. Some students say that these changes have introduced new challenges not faced by many of their peers, complicating…

Breaking: Failure to maintain globe causes dirt-related diplomatic debacle at LSE

The LSE Directorate had to move quickly late Friday as a custodial issue escalated into a minor diplomatic incident. Sources within the Estates Division confirm that the schedule for cleaning The World Turned Upside Down, commonly known as ‘The Globe’,…

LSE: Tier 4 students cannot legally attend Spring Weeks

LSE students holding Tier 4 student visas will fall into legal jeopardy if they attend Spring Week schemes, the Student Services Centre (SSC) has warned. In an internal memo sent to department managers on 25 February and obtained by The…

LSE cleaners sound alarm on “second class” treatment, two years after in-sourcing

Two years after winning their fight to be hired directly by LSE, cleaners say that little has changed. Their complaints about a culture of degradation suggest a worrying pattern of treatment for the School’s newest staff. The strikes which captivated…

Met Police: £700k spent on student climate strikes

London’s Metropolitan Police spent £670,052 policing the youth climate strikes this year, according to data obtained by The Beaver in a Freedom of Information request. The Beaver sought information on police spending during the major youth climate strikes which occurred…

LSE no longer invested in illegal arms

LSE continues to make progress on its November 2015 pledge to divest from financial holdings in tobacco, tar sands, thermal coal, and indiscriminate armaments under the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Policy. As of July 2019, the School has eliminated all…

Election 2019: In conversation with Thomas Scripps, Socialist Equality Party

This article is part of a series of articles that appear in our December 10 print edition under the subheading “Small parties, big ideas. We sit down with the insurgent parties trying to upset the Labour incumbent.” You can also…

LSE Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats talk General Election

With the General Election campaign underway, our Features Editor sat down with the leaders of LSE’s Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrats societies for a wide-ranging discussion on Brexit, climate change, capitalism, workers rights, and more.  Transcript has been edited for…