Students address LSE directors in the first town hall meeting of 2020

By Sophie Lamotte and Kevin Morris On Tuesday February 11th, over a hundred students attended the LSE lunchtime Q&A meeting chaired by Pro-Director of Education Dilly Fung, Pro-Director of Research Simon Hix and LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Along with a…

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before—Netflix’s Best Rom-Com

Behold, all lovers of romance; Netflix has come out with the best teenage rom-com of all time. I was immersed in a film that I could finally identify with—a typical teenage story that so happens to also have an Asian-American…

SSLC Representatives Discuss Tuition Fees and Diversification

The first Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) Congress of 2018 took place on 22 January at The Venue. The event was led by SU education officer Esohe Uwadiae. After some welcoming remarks, Esohe Uwadiae opened the floor to a debate on…

GV100 Course Takes Steps to Diversify

This term, undergraduates taking ‘GV100: Introduction to Political Theory’ were met with changes to their Lent Term syllabus. In past years, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of two female political theorists to be studied along with fifteen other male thinkers. Now,…

The Problem With Apu: when representation becomes problematic

In a time when Aziz Ansari, Riz Ahmed and Mindy Kaling are making huge strides for South Asian representation, we still have Apu. “The Problem With Apu”, American comedian Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary that details his decades-old frustration with “The…

Self-identification and the question of representation

In politics there is an on-going debate about whether you need to be from a particular community to represent that group’s interests. However, the purpose of the community representation roles within the LSE SU is to ensure that someone from…