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Minouche Hosts LSESU’s 120th

The Director of the LSE, Dame Minouche Shafik, held a reception for students and staff members at her university-owned apartment in Southwark. The event, held on Monday the 20th celebrated the 120th birthday of the LSE’s Student Union. Prominent society-members…

“This House Disapproves of Nationalism”

Last Thursday the Students’ Union hosted this term’s fifth Union General Meeting. It marked the Union’s 120th Anniversary Special, including a 96-year old motion disapproving Nationalism. Starting at 5.30 pm, the Sabbatical officers presented a comprehensive summary of their recent…

Eco-Friendly LSE gets Top Marks for Sustainability

A new league table released this week by environmental research group People and Planet has given LSE a “first-class” rating for sustainability. The study ranks LSE 14th in the UK, 31 places above King’s College London and highest of all…

LSE Celebrates its First Consent Week

LSESU Consent Week 2017 kicked off last Monday and was devoted to initiatives aimed at creating a consent culture on campus, an effort to, “where all students feel safe in their Union”, as described in a statement by the SU…

Students Critical of January Exam Change

In an email sent to students on November 10th, LSE director Minouche Shafik announced a change to the January exam dates. The window was initially set for Tuesday, 2 Jan – Friday, 5 Jan; it has now shifted to Wednesday,…

Bankside Laundry Malfunctions Draw Criticism

Laundry has been a continuous  source of distress for residents at Bankside House. Since the start of Michaelmas Term, the operating system and the dryers have malfunctioned at different times. At a time which LSE is having issues with student…

LSE Purchases Nuffield Building

Last week, LSE confirmed they had formally acquired a 155-year leasehold of Nuffield Building, currently part of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) headquarters, which is attached to 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. It will be transferred to the School in…

The Ins and Outs of Foundation Day 2017

On Tuesday the 21st of November, the University of London celebrated 181 years since its creation by Royal Charter on the 28th November 1836. The celebrations to commemorate the event took place at Senate House, the administrative centre of the…

LSE Accused of Tracking Alumni Information

Allegations have been made claiming 24 Russell Group institutions – including the LSE – hired wealth screening firms to illegally gather their alumni’s personal information. The universities allegedly used the wealth-screening information provided by firms to more narrowly focus who…

LSE Student Runs For Local Council

LSE undergraduate James Slater will be standing for election as Labour Councillor for Hamstead Town on December 3rd. The 19-year-old social policy student will be the youngest candidate to have ever stood for the position, and if elected will be…

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