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As it looks to the future, LSE renews focus on teaching

In LSE’s latest vision for the future of the school, a key idea is familiar, Guest Contributor Scott Carpenter writes As the London School of Economics (LSE) rolls out its 11-year vision for the future of the school, called LSE…

Centre Buildings Redevelopment set to open on schedule in June

Image courtesy of New London Development The Centre Buildings Redevelopment (CBR), the 13-storey building opposite the library that includes more than a dozen seminar rooms as well as hundreds of study spaces and a cafe, is set to open on…

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir on “meeting the demands of this new century”

Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been Prime Minister of Iceland since 2017, is Chairwoman of the Left-Green Movement, and leads a coalition from parties on both the centre-left and established right. On the 2nd May Jakobsdóttir gave a talk on “the politics…

SU Provides Suicide Awareness Training

This week SU staff and LSE Residential Life have been holding 3 hour-long suicide awareness and prevention training sessions open to all students. The sessions are delivered by a residential life officer and 5 SU staff members trained by Public…

It Is Now Easier Than Ever To Get A First At LSE

In a recent email to students, LSE announced key changes to how undergraduate degrees will be assessed. The new changes will enable students to reach higher grades more easily. The biggest change is that undergraduate degrees will not be split…

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…

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