9 June 2011
Those of you who have spotted the imposter occupying Editor’s Corner, don’t worry – Emily’s disappearance is a temporary consequence of her marriage and honeymoon, and she will be back soon. In the meantime, taking up the ink-stained reins of power has granted me insight into the work of the Reporter editor. What has struck me is the sheer range of story suggestions that flow through to the Reporter team every day. I’ve learnt about robots built to move chess pieces, what bees need to settle in as new members of the South Kensington community, and the best place to go for mango-based desserts. In researching the main feature of this issue, I’ve also had my eyes opened to Imperial out of hours, when cramming students, night shift medics and dancers at dusk roam across our campuses.The College never sleeps, and it is that buzz that the team behind Reporter aims to capture in its pages. On 17 June we’ll try to do the same on Twitter, showcasing a day in the life of Imperial as part of UUK’s Universities Week. Further details are across the page – join us to tweet your Friday tales.
— John-Paul Jones, Acting Editor