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March 22, 2016

The Search for a New Craig Begins

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By Alina Ryzhonkova – Deputy News Editor With Craig Calhoun having announced his early departure from LSE just a few weeks ago, the search to replace him is already in full swing. Even at this early stage of the process, some key differences are emerging to the last time LSE embarked on a search for a new director. Consultations and town hall meetings, such as the one held on Friday,…

Surge 2016 Takes Peacock Theatre by Storm

Surge 2016 Takes Peacock Theatre by Storm

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By Bhadra Sreejith – Deputy News Editor The Peacock Theatre was packed to the brim on the evening of the 14th of March—not because of a lecture, but because of the LSE Dance Club’s annual dance show, Surge 2016. The seldom-used dress circle was opened also, and there was not a single empty seat to be found in the theatre, so hotly anticipated was the event. There were one thousand…

FOI Request Reveals Record Breaking Numbers for Palestinian Students

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Just three Palestinian students enrolled to study at LSE from the years 2006-09, but this number has increased significantly as the current academic year has seen 40 applicants yield 11 offers for Palestinian students to study on Houghton Street, a freedom of information request has revealed. 8 students from Palestine are currently enrolled either as undergraduate or graduate students at the LSE, the highest ever total. Speaking to The Beaver,…

The Emporer’s New Car(s)

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Written by Cameron Dawbarn, A focused look at the dangers a new class of asset backed securities pose to the economy If you’d asked financial regulators in 2008 what single financial instrument they’d wished had never been created, they would probably angrily suggest the dreaded MBS [Mortgage Backed Securities]. But yet, once again, it appears they’re coming back to haunt markets. This time, in the reincarnation of Automobile Loan Backed…

The Bill We’re All Paying For

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Written by Ella Baggaley Simpson,  The housing bill will have disastrous effects on an already dire situation It is the bill that is supposed to “transform generation rent into generation buy” and go some way to correcting our polarised housing market. Currently, any would-be homebuyer earning the national average of £26,500 will find 91% of England and Wales out of their reach. The system is badly broken; with those unable…