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Professor Michael Sandel Talks Capitalism, Democracy and the Public Good in the Post-Trump Era

by Beth Loynes, Deputy News Editor  Last Thursday night hundreds crammed into the Sheikh Zayed Theatre to hear Professor Michael Sandel, best-selling author and founder of the Justice course at Harvard University, discuss his thoughts on capitalism, democracy and public…

London’s NHS, construction and technology sectors reliant on EU workers

by Carmelo Konmaz, News Editor   In the ambiguous diplomatic environment which has thus-far characterised Brexit negotiations, London’s NHS, construction, and technology sectors will require a heightened transitional period if they are to avoid lasting damage, a recently published report…

German Symposium Predictably Efficient

By Saskia Neibig The German Symposium 2017 last week was the 11th instalment of this annual event and is estimated to be its largest yet. The event brings together economists, business people, politicians, journalists and academics to discuss issues related…

Gone Too Soon : In Memory of Adhil Bakeer Markar

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. Adhil Bakeer Markar started his MSc in Comparative Politics at the LSE only a few weeks ago, having been awarded the prestigious…

British Government bars LSE’s foreign academics from Brexit project

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Up to nine foreign LSE academics specialising in EU affairs, who were working on a Brexit advisory project for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), have been barred from contributing to further government Brexit work.…

LSE Sweeps Cleaning Staff Problems Under the Rug

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Last Thursday, an open meeting ‘Justice for LSE Cleaners!’ was held at the Thai Theatre, in LSE’s New Academic Building, and was attended by LSE students, staff, trade unionists and journalists. The meeting was organised…

Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War 2016

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  The annual Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War was held on the 6th of June this year, at the Westminster College Gardens. Over £113,500 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support,…

Mischief Managed; RON prevails!

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  We’ve just seen the conclusion of one of the most important nights in the LSE SU’s calendar – Election Results night – which took place at the SSH Venue. But more importantly, we’ve probably witnessed…

Barclays vs RAG ; Is the LSE SU placing corporate interests above student interests?

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Whilst the majority consensus is that this year’s RAG week was hugely successful, it was not without its ups and downs. One such complication occurred during the RAG Street Festival on Thursday 28th  January, when…

Exam Timetables ; Better Late Than Never, but Never Late is Better

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Two LSE undergraduate students have proposed that an EGM (Emergency General Meeting) be convened in order to push for the release of the 2016 Summer Term Exam Timetables two weeks in advance of the normal publication…