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LSE is still invested in fossil fuels, but the share is smaller than at competing London universities

The share of the LSE’s endowment invested in fossil fuels is far smaller than that of rival London universities. LSE beats Imperial College and University College London (UCL) according to a Freedom of Information Act request reviewed by The Beaver. …

7% Increase in Student Satisfaction Marks NSS Win for LSE

LSE has increased student satisfaction levels following five years of disappointing results , according to the newly released 2019 National Student Survey (NSS). Overall student satisfaction rose by 7%, reaching a new score of 78%.  Student satisfaction is largely measured…

Exclusive interview with Peter Cytanovic

[Content Warning: Transphobia] Peter Cytanovic, the Charlottesville protestor whose face of fury became a global symbol of alt-right violence and racism, isn’t sorry. Not yet. Nine months after enrolling for a master’s degree at LSE, Cyatanovic – after numerous requests…

Paul Mason: “If Brexit’s the worst thing that happens to Britain, I’ll be relieved”

PostCapitalism author says in order to defeat the New Right and AI domination, we need to revisit the moral philosophy of Aristotle and reconfigure universities Go to the first half of the interview… Former Economics Editor at Channel 4 News,…

LSE reckons with its student satisfaction problem

As he closed the books on the 2014 school year, LSE Director Craig Calhoun had many things to celebrate. And one pointed regret. The School continued to rank among the best in the world in the social sciences; The Times…

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…

Writing the LSE story since 1949

Though The Beaver has evolved through the decades, its penchant for substantive news coverage and hard-hitting commentary has never dwindled. Here’s a look at the history of our paper from its inception to the present day. 1949 1954 1964 1973…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

More Than Half of Societies Asked Find It Difficult to Work With The Students’ Union

A survey carried out by The Beaver reveals huge discontent with Students’ Union management amongst society heads. Of the fifty-five societies whose leaderships responded to the survey , more than half described working with the SU as “moderately difficult” or…

SU Elections Candidates Face Allegations of Rule Violations

Several allegations of campaign misconduct ahead of the official campaigning period has put into question the viability of a short campaigning period. Two candidates, William Stein and Zulum Elumogo are reported to have began lobbying societies for endorsements. Allegations against…

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