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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…

LSE Tackles Food Waste

Have you ever thought about how much excess food is binned after the holidays? It is mostly unopened fresh produce. We are part of a cycle, we buy too much food daily and never eat it. LSE is trying to…

Love Wins as Australia Votes to Legalise Same Sex Marriage

The rainbow flag flies from Australia House in London this week in reflection of Australia’s vote to legalise same sex marriage. The results were 61.6% to the ‘Yes’ vote, and 38.4% to the ‘No’ vote. The Australian Bureau of Statistics…

Thousands Attend Demonstration for Free Education

Several thousands of students took to the streets of London to demonstrate against the cost of university tuition last Wednesday.  Organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the demonstration marched from Malet Street down to Parliament Square…

Saudi Arabia is Starving Yemen into Submission

Last Monday, Saudi Arabia declared that it would force the closure of all air, land and sea ports in Yemen. This is the latest move in a long, brutal campaign against Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, who the Saudis regard as…

Helping Those in Need On LSE’s Doorstep

You see them every day, on the way to the bus station, near big shops, on the busy streets. The contrast between the dirty rags someone is trying to sleep in and the richly illuminated shops is strong. Britain has…

Suu Kyi Stripped of LSESU Honorary Presidency

Last week, LSE students voted to strip State Counsellor of Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi – of her title as Honourary President of the LSE Student’s Union. The move comes amid a chorus of international condemnation alleging that Suu…

Forum with Director

On Monday the 6th LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik held the first student-only forum of the academic year. Held at The Venue, the event was marked by an overall relaxed atmosphere. Attendance was not large – around 80 undergrads and…

Poppy Popularity Hard to Measure

There were mixed feelings on campus last week, as some students proudly wore poppies on their lapels while others held back from buying them altogether. Even LSE’s Director, Minouche Shafik, reportedly went without a poppy during a one-on-one event with…