What’s on Your Desk? Part III

By Bryan Ling Another week or so, another nail biting analysis of LSE profs, their desks, and what the first have on the second. Dr Jo Murkens, Department of Law (LL106, LL4Z6) B: What’s one item on your desk that…

The intellectual collapse of Western arrogance

2020 was hopefully the final nail in the coffin for Western arrogance – an intellectual edifice that has plagued the West for so long. The notion that we can live and make decisions based on the a priori assertion that…

Covid-19 and the Bullshit Production

When it comes to watching an entire year of your life wash down the plughole, there are two schools of thought: some people sink into the deep pit of emotional emptiness and — despite their mums telling them never to…

Comment: Help where you can

The CDC warns that the COVID-19 is likely to be most dangerous for older people or people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and lung diseases such as asthma. But what about people that are especially susceptible to…

Comment: Why I’m proud of LSE’s decision to go digital

Last week, LSE took the unprecedented step of taking all teaching online, replacing in-person exams with other forms of assessment and rescheduling much-anticipated July graduations. This has caused major disruption, and a grey feeling has inundated a very empty campus. …

LSE to go virtual: no in-person exams, no graduation ceremonies – campus to remain open

LSE has announced in a school-wide statement that it will go virtual for the rest of the academic year in an effort to improve social distancing due to the covid-19 pandemic. The rest of the academic year will take place…