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Launch of the ‘The Beaver LSE’ iPhone App !

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. We are thrilled to officially announce the launch of the LSE Beaver mobile app for iPhone! No newspaper works in just one medium any more, and this year we have made a concerted effort to take the Beaver from being a primarily print based newspaper, towards one that has a dynamic online and social media presence as well. With the launch of the Beaver mobile phone app, we…

LSESU ASEAN Society Shines in Award Ceremony

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The LSESU ASEAN Society has won the Best New Society Category for the LSESU STARS and SU Awards Ceremony 2o16, it was announced yesterday. The society which focuses on holding ASEAN-centric activities and discussions has been awarded on the basis of its uniqueness in bringing students to engage and debate in issues and discussions about the ASEAN region. Since its formal inception in December 2015, the society has organised many…

£1 Million Bank Donation for LSE Chair

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By Joseph Briers. One of the largest private banks in India, YES BANK, has pledged £1 million towards the School’s IG Patel Chair. The Chair, currently held by economist Lord Nicholas Stern, was established to commemorate Patel – the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Director of LSE. Lord Stern said that “support from YES BANK will ensure that the India Observatory continues both its research and…

Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War 2016

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  The annual Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War was held on the 6th of June this year, at the Westminster College Gardens. Over £113,500 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, with a total of 10 Tug of War matches being held between rival teams such as RAF vs Army, the fire services, industry giants and city firms. But the highlight of the…

LSE Staff To Strike

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LSE Staff are taking part in a two day strike in protest of the current dispute over pay. The strike will take place from 25th-26th May, and ‘working to contract’ industrial action will continue afterwards. The University and College Union (UCU) called the strike action after receiving a pay offer of a 1.1% increase from the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association, branded as “an insult” by UCU. Since 2009, University staff have…

LSE Evict Student Suffering From Severe Mental Health Issues

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An LSE Student suffering from acute mental illness has been evicted from LSE Halls of Residence, on the decision of LSE Residential Services and the Disability & Wellbeing Service. Two NHS professionals separately made official recommendations against this course of action prior to the eviction. This incident further tarnishes the school’s already poor record on mental health support and recognition. The student in question was recently admitted to hospital to…

LSE Senior Management Accused of Criminal Wrongdoing by Former Student

LSE Senior Management Accused of Criminal Wrongdoing by Former Student

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New information has emerged which would appear to suggest that the issue of segregation at LSE is not only more entrenched than first assumed, but that the school itself has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect its vulnerable students. A PhD student, who has since graduated, made a formal complaint whilst still a student over gender segregation as early as January 2015 to the school, but it appears as though…

Professor Julia Black to be Appointed LSE Interim Director

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Current Pro Director for Research at the LSE, Professor Julia Black, is to be appointed Interim Director of the School following the departure of Professor Craig Calhoun. It is likely that she will serve as Interim Director from 1 September 2016 until 31 August 2017, unless a successor to Craig Calhoun is found at an earlier date. The Council approved the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprised of Alan Elias (Acting Chair…

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…