Anu Jain

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News editor, first year Geography student

LSE Professorship Named After Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

A previous version of this article stated that Sen received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1988. He was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998. This has been corrected. LSE has announced a new academic position in honour…

Spiritual Leader Condemned After Calling LSE Student a “Taliban” at LSESU Event

After calling a Muslim student a “Proper Talibani”, Indian spiritual leader and yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev (known popularly as Sadhguru) was condemned on Thursday 4th April by the LSE Students’ Union. This occurred after the event ‘Youth and Truth: Unplug…

Busy as a Beaver – The Story of Felix

Adopted in February 1922, the LSE beaver mascot was selected by Edwin Cannan, Professor of Political Economy at the time. The beaver was chosen because of its attributes as a “hard-working and industrious yet sociable animal”, traits that founders of…

An invasion of privacy? Lawless laundry practices at Bankside House

On Sunday 3rd March, one Bankside House resident discovered another resident looking through her laundry. As nothing was actually stolen (she walked in whilst the event was occurring), reception were unable take any action. This was met with some outcry:…

Mace takes over £140m landmark LSE site

Mace has started construction on the £140m Marshall Building Site at the LSE. The demolition of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the former home of Cancer Research UK, has been completed by McGee Demolition, who were appointed directly by the LSE.…

Summer Ball Petition Passes 1000 Signatures

A petition to launch an annual LSE Summer Ball after exams has received over 1,000 signatures on change.org. William Stein, President of the Geography and Environment Society and third year BSc Geography with Economics student launched the petition in 2018.…

LSE Reach Semis of Alumni University Challenge

The Beaver conducted an interview with its old executive editor, Simon Garfield, now journalist and non-fiction author. He reveals insights into the alumni University Challenge, life at the LSE and careers in journalism. After successfully reaching the semi-finals of the…

LSE Talks Brexit: Gender Put on the Backburner

A panel hosted by the LSE Department of Gender Studies, School of Public Policy and the European Institute explores the gendered gains, losses and dilemmas of Brexit in relation to policy making, the development of social workers’ rights, the likely…

Bulgarian Political Protest: Geography Students Experience the Real Sofia

On a Geography Society trip to Sofia over reading week, students found themselves caught up in the midst of a Bulgarian political outcry.   Events Last week, whilst on an LSE organised trip to the Rila Monastery, the largest and…

LSE Rankings Up Again

LSE continues to be one of the top universities worldwide, according to reports by the Times Higher Education, QS, The Guardian and others. Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, commented on the school’s success: “LSE’s ranking as one of the…