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The People Behind LSELove

Written by Isabella Pojuner, transcribed by Zehra Jafree and edited by Morgan Fairless. Illustration by Amelia Jabry. Along with receiving between 60 to 70 anonymous submissions a day, rescuing lost Oyster cards, bolstering BNOC reputations and fuelling political rivalries, LSELove…

LSE Students Catch Ex-Italian Foreign Minister ‘Red-Handed’

Marco Minniti, former Italian Minister of the Interior, was invited by the LSESU Italian Society to speak at LSE. The event, co-hosted by the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, discussed issues of migration and security. Students from LSE, SOAS, King’s…

Hundreds of LSE Students Strike for The Climate

At 11am on Friday 15th March, students from every corner of LSE congregated outside the SU to strike for action on climate change. Joined by students from Imperial College London, UCL, and SOAS, thousands marched to Parliament Square to protest…

Round Two of Hustings: Consent, Community and Inclusivity

Later on Thursday the 14th, candidates running for General Secretary had a chance to participate in hustings for the position, alongside other roles. Four candidates attended the second session of the day, with two candidates absent and another sending apologies.…

Round One of Hustings Sees Low Participation and Common Concerns

By Colette Fogarty and Laura Zampini General Hustings Hustings for 15 different Student Union representative positions occurred at noon on Thursday 14th March, with each candidate giving a speech and answering audience questions. The event was sparsely-attended, with less than…

Campus Is Abuzz With Exams Talk As LSE Clarifies Its Assessment Regulations

The LSE has announced that first-year undergraduate students will have access to in-year exam resists for the first time in 2019. This week saw the long-anticipated release of the LSE exam timetable for summer 2019. The full timetable of exams…

SU Elections Candidates Face Allegations of Rule Violations

Several allegations of campaign misconduct ahead of the official campaigning period has put into question the viability of a short campaigning period. Two candidates, William Stein and Zulum Elumogo are reported to have began lobbying societies for endorsements. Allegations against…

An invasion of privacy? Lawless laundry practices at Bankside House

On Sunday 3rd March, one Bankside House resident discovered another resident looking through her laundry. As nothing was actually stolen (she walked in whilst the event was occurring), reception were unable take any action. This was met with some outcry:…

LSE Festival’s art(sy) moment

This year the LSE Festival will run from the 25th of February to the 2nd of March. The theme, New World (Dis)orders, is meant to tackle the questions “how did we get here, what are the challenges, and most importantly…

Former LSE scholar David Held passes away at 68

Professor David Held, previous Graham Wallas chair of Political Science and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, was taken ill to the hospital and passed away on 2 March 2019 at the age…