Students Protest Against Stringent Security Measures at LUMS Convocation

Contributors: Awaid Yasin, Rana Saadullah Khan, Musharfa Shah On 1st June, an email concerning the upcoming Convocation Ceremony for the batch of 2017 was circulated by the LUMS administration to the entire student body. This email, serving to reiterate adherence to security protocol, cited the likelihood of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain – by…

Few moments with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Dr. Ayesha Jalal, a renowned Pakistani-American historian on the globe, holds a unique conceptualization within the minds of fellow Luminites. Her dense and intellectually stimulating articles form a part of the perceived notions we hold dearly for her. We have decided to share her thoughts about the LUMS community as well.   Q: Was your…

Autonomy and Pakistan

In everyday rhetoric, we hardly use the word “autonomy” with any conscious thought. Most of us have heard it in a political context where a group of minorities, for example, is asking for political self-determination. What we fail to realize is that it has much profound and deeper connotations. Philosophically, a person is autonomous if…

Of CP and I

Intelligent, insightful reader; I have little doubt that you find class participation easy. I am certain that, with your wit and keen insight, you are able to easily contribute to any class discussion that you find yourself a part of. O contemplative purveyor of intelligent in-class comments; the chances are that you do not worry…

Rant of a Beleaguered Student

In the summer before the fall semester started and enrollment began, I emailed the Registrar’s Office (RO), begging them to reschedule a certain class that clashed with the class timings for another class that complemented the former. I asked them that if it wasn’t possible to reschedule the classes, the RO should at least come…

The Price of Not-Knowing

LUMS prides itself for ranking the best in Pakistan as per the QS Asia Rankings of 2016. It’s National Outreach Programme has benefited 798 students by providing them full financial assistance. In a country where freedom of speech is a misnomer, dissenters are quietly whisked away into an abyss, rioters and racketeers are locked up,…

The Great Nearpeer Debate

By Hira Iqbal You either have to be living under a rock or not be on the LUMS Discussion Forum to know somewhat of the great Nearpeer controversy. We have the motion, that Nearpeer is out to get us, our children, and everything we love, and will destroy the ideals that LUMS holds dear. And…