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March 16, 2016

LSESU Sabb Team Defends Islamic Society in Segregation Row.

LSESU Sabb Team Defends Islamic Society in Segregation Row.

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By Alina Ryzhonkova, Deputy News Editor As the LSE Islamic Society’s (ISOC) annual dinner, which saw men and women seated in different areas of the venue and separated by a curtain, continues to dominate headlines, the Student Union has finally issued an official statement on the matter. The statement, signed by the Sabbatical team, asserts that gender segregation at the dinner was wholly voluntary and in line with the ‘European…

Our Editorial Independence

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Our Students’ Union is in disrepair. If last week’s Gen Sec election debacle demonstrates anything about the state of our Union, it tells a story of a toxic, divided and disunited Union. Nevertheless, it also gave us the opportunity to seriously consider the role played by The Beaver during the election period and beyond. For me, this case has highlighted that the SU’s interpretation of the bylaws are too restrictive…

On the State of the Union

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by Hakan Ustabas, Deputy Comment Editor   Prior to joining the LSE last September, I had hoped to be able to observe and partake in numerous debates worthy of the university that is supposedly the most politicised in the country. What I have instead witnessed is blunder after blunder from our very own Students’ Union. It’s time that the intelligent students of this university speak out and rectify the mess…