Into LSE’s return: on-site testing, Library restrictions, and socially distant classrooms

Colin Vanelli & Yasmina O’Sullivan In preparation for LSE’s return to campus, LSE hosted a staff town hall which outlined many of the proposed systems for protecting staff and students from risk of COVID-19. These proposals include a test-and-trace system…

LSE Limelight #21: Masters Programmes in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“We’re not necessarily angry at the university, but there’s just frustration in general that nothing’s really being resolved” – Kanon Tsuda, MSc Human Rights and Politics. This week we’re speaking to Kanon Tsuda, a Masters student in the Human Rights…

Pandemic and protests: Chicago and the employees of ‘Abigail’

Names have been changed for privacy. Image taken by @twentytwo39 Last summer, I worked at ‘Abigail’, a major retailer in Chicago. From chatting with clients all day to spacing out hangers on clothing racks. I went home every day tired,…

LSE Covid Solidarity Campaign petitions protection for all

On 19 May 2020, a students and staff collective launched the ‘LSE Covid Solidarity Campaign’, to petition the LSE Council, Court of Governors, Director, and School Management Committee to protect all workers and students in this crisis. The petition aims…

Socially-distanced campus to open in September

LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik announced today via email that LSE’s campus shall open as planned in September, with rules enforcing social distancing and public health. The email states that whilst lectures will remain online over Michaelmas term, classes will…

Crossing the Globe #8: Covid-19 Returning home to the US

“I felt like [London]was kind of a home away from home. I was expecting to have to 2 or 3 months left and that’s the hardest thing. I felt like there wasn’t enough closure.” As we face a global pandemic,…

LSE Limelight #18: Halls in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“Spending days at a time not seeing another person is something I’ve had to get used to” In this episode, Angbeen and Simran provide two heartwarming conversations about what it’s been like to live in halls during a global pandemic.…

Crossing the Globe #7: Covid-19 Returning home to Morocco

“Yes it’s not ideal but what this quarantine life has taught me is… just adapting and being grateful for what you have.” In this episode, we’re talking to Safuoa Berady, a first-year International Relations student who flew back to Morocco…

Our last punch: reflecting on LSE Fight Night as our real bout against COVID-19 began

At the time of LSEAU Fight Night, sports leagues around the world were coming to a halt. Italian sports had already shut down and administrations around the globe were exploring the option of fixtures proceeding as normal without fans in…

LSE Limelight #17: Opposite time zones in LSE’s virtual campus

“I guess it would’ve been so nice just to have the sunny LSE campus that we have during exam period, where everyone’s stressed but we’re all together and we all go sit in a park and complain and then we…