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LSE Sparks Outrage with Failure to Release Exam Results.

LSE Sparks Outrage with Failure to Release Exam Results.

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By Greg Sproston, Former Executive Editor Contemptuous School Management sends off Graduating Students with Final ‘Fuck You’. In a move very much befitting its’ shameful as position as the single worst British University for student satisfaction, the LSE today failed to release end of year results for all undergraduate (excepting LLB) and general course students by their own arbitrary and self-imposed deadline. The deadline itself has been the subject of…

Emerging Markets Forum Successful Again

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by Cameron Ormesher, Undergraduate Student On the 10th-11th March at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London, the eighth annual edition of the LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum took place, complete with its very own Snapchat filter. The EMF is run by LSE students, as well as a group of professional advisers, many of whom have been involved since the Forum’s inception. The conference attracts pre-eminent academics, investors, and business leaders…

Big Brother Is Coming Closer

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by Mona Elkateb, Postgraduate Student The issue of mass surveillance is a growing worry; its future undetermined and its current state often unknown. In the UK, the government’s increasing reliance on big data and video surveillance has sparked growing concern for the privacy of the general public. In London, it has been estimated that there is one CCTV camera for every 14 people. Tony Porter, the government’s surveillance camera commissioner,…

Cleaners’ Strike Captivates Campus

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by Sofia Kastelein, Undergraduate Student LSE cleaners were on strike last Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, from 6am, campus was alive with cleaners, students and staff demanding LSE treat all members of the university community with dignity. Between 6am and 9am, striking cleaners and supportive members of the public held a picket outside the main entrance to the Old Building, with breakfast, chants and dancing. From 8:30, several cleaners left…

Farhan Akhtar at the LSE India Forum

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by Upasana Sharma, General Course Student The LSE India Forum was held last week on Saturday, March 11 2017. It comprised various panels including politics, economics and entertainment. The politics panel included representatives from different major Indian political parties and the economic panel discussed demonetization and the ripple effects that would have for the country. This was followed by the entertainment panel that the famous Indian actor, producer, and director,…

Breaking the Pledge: Why is the LSE yet to Divest?

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Why has the LSE broken its pledge on divestment? The recent decision by Kings to fully divest from fossil fuels and armaments by 2022 has once again raised the issue of divestment within the zeitgeist of London students, and highlighted the stagnation of progress on the issue here at LSE. Despite the deeply alarming conclusions of climate scientists, amongst them the venerable Lord Stern and the Grantham institute both based…

Angelina Jolie Delivers Inaugural Lecture at the LSE

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by Tazeen Dhanani, Postgraduate Student On Tuesday, 14 March, students taking the course GI425: Women, Peace and Security (WPS) eagerly filled up the classroom in anticipation of a guest lecture. The prior week featured guest lecturer Lord William Hague, one of the co-founders of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) – which aims to “raise awareness of the extent of sexual violence in situations of armed conflict and rally global…

Tom Harwood Pledges to “Make the NUS Ever So Slightly Less Terrible”

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by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor Tom Harwood, who ran for NUS delegate on a satirical campaign in which he promised to defeat ISIS through NUS boycotts, has announced that he will be running for NUS President. The 20-year-old Politics student at Durham mocked the “irrelevant grandstanding” of student union leaders during his NUS Delegate campaign, promising to build a statue of Malia Bouattia, the current NUS President. “We are a…

Dr Shashi Tharoor Calls For “Moral Atonement” Regarding the British Raj

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by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor On the 6th of March, Dr Shashi Tharoor,  author of 15 best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction and sitting member of the Indian Parliament, spoke at the LSE about British imperialism in India, in a public event hosted by the South Asia Centre. The former UN under-secretary general filled the Sheikh Zayed Theatre as he spoke thoughtfully and confidently about “the need for atonement” for…

Professor Michael Sandel Talks Capitalism, Democracy and the Public Good in the Post-Trump Era

Professor Michael Sandel Talks Capitalism, Democracy and the Public Good in the Post-Trump Era

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by Beth Loynes, Deputy News Editor  Last Thursday night hundreds crammed into the Sheikh Zayed Theatre to hear Professor Michael Sandel, best-selling author and founder of the Justice course at Harvard University, discuss his thoughts on capitalism, democracy and public goods. With John Major, Ed Miliband and new LSE director Dr Shafik among the audience members, individuals from a plethora of political backgrounds gathered to seek guidance from the figure…