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LSE: Tier 4 students cannot legally attend Spring Weeks

LSE students holding Tier 4 student visas will fall into legal jeopardy if they attend Spring Week schemes, the Student Services Centre (SSC) has warned. In an internal memo sent to department managers on 25 February and obtained by The…

Eugenics is having a moment: what’s LSE got to do with it?

The intellectual foundations of eugenics were generated in British academia. LSE was founded by eugenicists. What is eugenics? Put simply, eugenics is applying the concept of selective breeding to humans. People with ‘desirable’ traits are encouraged to reproduce while people…

3 UGM motions pass: mental health, beef ban, and drug policy reform

By Angbeen Abbas and Benjamin Crozier The three motions presented on Thursday 30 February at this term’s second UGM have passed. Students voted largely in favour of  improving mental health provisions at LSE (464 votes in favour), banning beef on…

LSESU appears to break NSS Guidelines

In emails and physical promotions of the National Student Survey (NSS), the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) appears to interpret a question and highlight its own successes. NSS guidelines ask that promotional material focus on getting students to answer the survey,…

Deadly virus, deadlier rhetoric

On the 30th of January, the 2019 novel coronavirus was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). As of February 16th, 69,000 people have been infected and 1,699 have died. Whilst these statistics are certainly disturbing, they…

LSE cleaners sound alarm on “second class” treatment, two years after in-sourcing

Two years after winning their fight to be hired directly by LSE, cleaners say that little has changed. Their complaints about a culture of degradation suggest a worrying pattern of treatment for the School’s newest staff. The strikes which captivated…

The Last Dam Word #1: January ’20

Welcome to The Last Dam Word from the Review team at The Beaver, a Beaver Sound creation! We’ll be coming to you at the end of each month to chat about the good, the bad and ugly of arts and…

Steve McQueen: Year Three – mighty and tender ★★★★★

Steve McQueen’s staggering career has led him to win both an Academy Award and the Turner Prize before the age of forty-five. Returning to primary school may not seem to be a natural next step, but this is exactly what…

The ideological future of the Labour leadership after Corbyn

After the Labour Party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years on the 12th of December, Jeremy Corbyn finally conceded to calls for his resignation. It is no secret that ideological warfare has been entrenched within the Labour Party…

In conversation with the New York Federal Reserve Bank President

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York On 14 January 2020, New York FED President John Williams discussed his recent panel ‘Working Together: an interdisciplinary approach to organizational issues’ at LSE. Beaver: What brings you to LSE today? Williams: I…