Features

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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…

Oliver Creed – Policy Profile

The Beaver (TB): Do you think that LSE does a good job at educating and stimulating its students? Oliver Creed (OC): Yes. But it can always do a better job. It’s a renowned university, but there’s room to improve. The…

Policy Profile (Community & Welfare): Afrah Hyder

The Beaver (TB): What is your diagnosis of LSE’s welfare problem? Afrah Hyder (AH): I don’t think that welfare considerations play the central role they need to. The big issue I’m talking about is mental health. I’m talking about the…

Policy Profile (Community & Welfare): David Gordon

The Beaver (TB): What is your diagnosis of LSE’s welfare problem? David Gordon (DG): I think there are multiple facets to the problem. The first thing is that people don’t know what support is available. I have an inclusion plan,…

Policy Profile (Community & Welfare): Chess Flack

The Beaver (TB): Do you think the LSE has a problem with welfare? If so, what is it and how would you tackle it? Chess Flack (CF): At the moment, LSE teachers get no [mental health] training when they start…

Policy Profile (Activities & Development): Natalya Sharapova

The Beaver (TB): What do you think is the biggest problem with how the ARC operates? Natalya Sharapova (NS): Basically, I think ARC is doing an amazing job. I worked at the SU this year as an ARC receptionist, so…

Policy Profile (Activities & Development): Gabriel Shaft

TB: What do you think is the biggest problem with how the ARC currently operates? GS: I think the system is quite inefficient – getting rooms booked, getting events approved, getting funding allocated – there are too many steps. There…

Policy Profile (Activities & Development): Jack Boyd

TB: What do you think is the biggest problem with how the ARC operates currently? JB: I feel that the biggest issue is how overworked they are compared to the staff they’ve got, so I said at Hustings that I…

Policy Profiles (General Secretary): William Stein

TB: What is it about how the LSE and LSESU are being ran that made you want to run for this position? WS: I think I have an ability to bring people together, and I really believe that the role…

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