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European Commission President speaks to Brexit challenges and opportunities at LSE

Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech at the LSE © European Union, 2019, Source: EC – Audiovisual Service, Photographer: Etienne Ansotte On Wednesday, 8 January, an LSE alumna now among Europe’s most powerful politicians returned to the university to…

Met Police: £700k spent on student climate strikes

London’s Metropolitan Police spent £670,052 policing the youth climate strikes this year, according to data obtained by The Beaver in a Freedom of Information request. The Beaver sought information on police spending during the major youth climate strikes which occurred…

LSESU Grimshaw Club launches symposium

By Florit Shoihet LSESU’s oldest society, LSESU Grimshaw Club, launched on 25 November a Symposium on ‘The Changing Face of International Affairs.’ The event featured a series of networking afternoons and evening lectures, along with interactive student events, such as…

LSE student wins Princess Diana Legacy Award

Daniel Lawes, a first-year International Relations and History student at LSE has won the Princess Diana Legacy Award in recognition of his social action and charity work. Lawes received the award for his work founding and leading the non-profit organisation…

LSESU societies celebrate the holidays

As Michaelmas Term gives way to Christmas, many of the LSESU’s Student Societies prepare to observe the winter holidays by hosting events and activities on campus. Ranging from cultural to religious, and spanning different faith traditions, LSESU societies hope to…

LSESU Athletics Union announces Fight-Night line-up

By Angbeen Abbas Last Monday, the LSESU Athletics Union (AU) announced the much anticipated  lineup for the 2020 edition of Fight Night. The matchups for the following year’s edition are: Mani Dhami (Boxing) vs Abu Miah (Boxing)  Jorge Stevenson (Men’s…

Joseph Stiglitz shares insights on why the economic system has failed America

Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz held a public lecture at LSE last Wednesday, 4 December. Organised by the LSE US Centre and chaired by Prof. Nicholas Stern, the director of LSE Grantham Institute, the lecture was titled “Is progressive…

‘Hands Off LSE’ holds week of events

On 2 December, Hands Off LSE launched a week of events to raise awareness for sexual violence and initiate discussions on campus about how to support victims both institutionally and personally. Events included panel discussions with academics and the LSE…

UGM motion for free sanitary products “inquorate”

The voting results for the final Union General Meeting motion of the year to provide free sanitary products in all LSE bathrooms emerged inquorate Saturday afternoon. The motion proposed by Maria Golub, part-time Women’s Officer, received a total of 243…

LSE no longer invested in illegal arms

LSE continues to make progress on its November 2015 pledge to divest from financial holdings in tobacco, tar sands, thermal coal, and indiscriminate armaments under the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Policy. As of July 2019, the School has eliminated all…

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