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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…

Fresh Controversy: Allegations of Unlawful Discrimination at LSESU Society Event

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The LSESU has once again been thrown into fresh turmoil over national coverage of an inclusivity issue on campus. Photographs obtained by the Mail Online appear to show enforced segregation at the LSESU’s Islamic Society (ISOC) Annual Dinner, which was also attended by outgoing General Secretary Nona Buckley-Irvine. Predictably, the Mail Online’s coverage was sensationalist, inflammatory and divisive. In particular, the use of an image of ‘Jihadi John’ in the…

Mischief Managed; RON prevails!

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  We’ve just seen the conclusion of one of the most important nights in the LSE SU’s calendar – Election Results night – which took place at the SSH Venue. But more importantly, we’ve probably witnessed one of the most unpredictable and overwhelming nights with RON (Re-Open Nominations) claiming the coveted and highly prized Gen Sec spot! With a staggering 1000 plus votes, RON cleanly beat out…

LSESU Lent Term Elections Unfold

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The 2016 LSESU Lent elections campaigns took off on Thursday 3 March. The next few days will see the student body electing its LSESU Executive Committee for the next academic year, including four new Sabbatical Officers. Despite the loss of Houghton Street as a vibrant campaign centre, this year’s elections are unlikely to pale in comparison with past years’. The contentious issues that have arisen on campus this year –…

LSE Hit by Fresh Censorship Concerns

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In what feels like an increasingly common occurrence, LSE has hit the headlines relating to concerns over freedom of speech at universities. The school have indefinitely postponed a lecture, initially due to take place on 9th of February, by Dr. Adam Perkins, a lecturer in neurobiology of personality at KCL. The lecture, in which Dr. Perkins was set to argue that the welfare state ‘erodes motivation’ via a process of…

Students and Staff Unite to Demand the Reinstatement of the ‘LSE 3’

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By Joey Davison, Undergraduate Student. The recent removal of 3 members of LSE cleaning and janitorial services staff from their posts in November has sparked an outraged response across the school community. On Tuesday 2nd February 2016, a Facebook infographic from United Voices of the World (UVW) Union alerted students and staff to the dismissal of three of their members calling themselves the ‘LSE 3’. Henry, Earney and Kingsley were fired…

UGM Fails To Reach Quoracy, Again

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The much-debated mainstay of LSE politics, the UGM, went largely unnoticed, as a modest turnout on the day foreshadowed the failure of the motion to reach quoracy. Ironically, the sorry turnout and general lack of interest in the motion simply highlighted the issue being brought forward by Victoria Murphy and Rayhan Uddin – that of a lack of adequate support by the LSE for extra-curricular activities and democratic participation. The…

Calhoun To Leave LSE this Academic Year

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LSE’s outgoing-Director Craig Calhoun has announced that he will be leaving the university sooner than had been declared; this academic year will be his last as he takes up “an exciting new position” as President of The Berggruen Institute, based in Los Angeles.  The Berggruen Institute is a think tank and founded in 2010 with a mission to “develop foundational ideas, and through them, shape the political and social institutions…

Students Raise a Staggering £100,000 for Charity

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The LSE Students’ Union’s (SU’s) Raising and Giving Society (RAG) have raised a colossal £100,000 for charity since the start of the academic year. Having chosen three charities to support at the beginning of Michaelmas Term: St Mungos Broadway, Papyrus and Farm Africa, RAG have worked relentlessly to raise funds for these three very deserving causes. However, the philanthropy does not end there as RAG have also been able to…

Halls are expensive, what’s the solution?

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LSE, we need to talk. For a university centered around economics, it’s ironic that our Students’ Union is taking such a nonsensical and short-term approach to the cost of halls. Yes, it’s important that students from all backgrounds can afford a room and study at LSE. But no, lobbying LSE to ‘freeze’ prices is not the answer when more effective solutions are available. It’s time to shift the conversation onto…