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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…

LSE’s French population weighs in on Notre Dame Tragedy

Illustration by Raphaelle Camarcat The Notre Dame de Paris cathedral has outlived numerous revolutions, world wars and eras, standing over 800 years. However, the cathedral saw a tragic fire on Monday the 15th, causing a brutal sentiment of shock and…

House Speaker tells LSE: “no chance” of US–UK trade deal with hard border Brexit

Image courtesy of the LSE US Centre. Nancy Pelosi, speaking at LSE, warned the UK not to harm the Good Friday Agreement if there is to be any free trade deal with the US. Speaker of the US House of…

China-Taiwan Tension Feeds LSE Globe Furore

This article previously referred to Taiwan as recognised by the UN as part of the Republic of China (ROC). The UN does not in fact recognise the island of Taiwan’s formal independence or sovereignty. Ten days after it was installed,…

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…

Students Rally Against Sexism in the LSE Athletics Union

This week has been one of outcry against the ongoing sexism that exists at LSE, calling out men in the LSE Athletics Union for making many “strong, ambitious, intelligent women in the AU feel insecure and worthless”. In an open…

Campus Globe Vandalised in Palestine Protest

On the day Mark Wallinger and the Director opened ‘World Turned Upside Down’, a public art sculpture on Sheffield Street, the first of a series of vandalisations was made to the globe within five hours. Students, staff and tourists have…

LSE Library – The Most Social Spot On Campus?

To the current LSE student, the Library symbolises the most frustrating stairs known to mankind, free lollipops and resident rodents. The Library hasn’t always been like this however. This week, The Beaver takes a deeper look into the history of…

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…

Hearing From Our Alumni – 2016 Executive Editor Taryana Odayar

Initially joining The Beaver as a deputy Features Editor, I soon worked my way up to Features Editor and in 2016 became the first woman of colour to be elected Executive Editor in the newspaper’s 70-year history. In my first…