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LSE Students’ Alliance for Hong Kong takes action on multiple fronts

As the protests in Hong Kong reached a fever pitch, LSE’s related movement, The LSE Student’s Alliance for Hong Kong, stepped up its efforts to amplify the protesters’ message and respond to opposition on campus. The LSE Students Alliance for…

Chilean students grapple with the crisis

“I am constantly fearing for my family in Chile,” said Sofia Brinck, Chilean journalist and MSc Global Media and Communications student. As the country enters its fourth week of unrest, Chilean students at LSE find themselves in a difficult situation…

Impromptu celebration in 32 Lincoln’s Inn as Michael Kremer finds out about Nobel Prize win on LSE Campus

Dr Michael Kremer celebrated his Nobel Prize win with staff and students at LSE on Monday, 14 October, after he was surprised with the news during a visit to the Economics Department. Kremer found out when the Head of the…

In the wake of Brexit, LSE strengthens its ties to other European universities

LSE will be joining CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences as an associated partner.  On Wednesday 26th June, the European Commission (EC) awarded funding to CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences. CIVICA is a collaboration between 7 leading…

Resignation, elation, cynicism: LSE’s Indian students react to Modi’s election triumph

Some feel dejected, some excited. In the wake of last week’s election outcome in India, The Beaver finds that the political loyalties of LSE’s Indian students don’t appear to tilt obviously in one direction.   Tulika Lahiri was visiting home…

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,…

Newly developed University Ranking System places an emphasis on Culture

A new university ranking system has been created which takes into consideration 24 Wikipedia editions of various languages. Called the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities (WRWU), the main idea behind this programme involves emphasising the cultural impact certain universities have…

Paul Preston on referendums, reburials, and the far-right in modern Spain

There are few people who can rightfully claim to have devoted their life to one country. Sir Paul Preston (Liverpool, 1946) is one of them. He sat down with The Beaver for generous 1,5-hour conversation about Spain, past and present.…

LSE Students Join Protests Against Trump’s Visit

Yesterday, President Trump’s visit to London was met with fierce protest, including that by LSE students. Around 250,000 people joined the protest starting at BBC studios in London and progressing past Regent Street and finishing in Trafalgar Square. A special…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

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