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BBC – Minouche top choice for Bank of England Governor

According to the BBC, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik is the conservative government’s choice to lead the Bank of England, replacing current governor Mark Carney.  Shafik has previously served as deputy-governor from 2014 to 2017. If she ends up taking…

Interview with Dr. Clive James Nwonka: The role of the Black academic

Dr. Clive Nwonka (c) LSE Events So, first things first. We really want to know what your skincare routine is. Goodness. Well, thank you – I’m quite flattered. so, as you know Black skin can get pretty dry, so it…

BHM events: a round-up

This year, LSE kicked off Black History Month with a host of events that discussed a diverse range of socio-economic, cultural and political issues that affect Black students. On the first week of October, the Caribbean Society held its Meet…

Non-credit courses surge at LSE

LSE is quickly building up revenues from non-certificated “short courses,” going further than its peers as it seeks to diversify sources of income in the face of declining public funding for UK universities.

A Deep Dive into Divestment at LSE

Last week Jesus College, Cambridge, “exited its directly owned equity investments” in fossil fuel industries. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The LSE has a small endowment fund. Valued at £154,409,375 on the 28th February 2019, this is the only source…

LSE is still invested in fossil fuels, but the share is smaller than at competing London universities

The share of the LSE’s endowment invested in fossil fuels is far smaller than that of rival London universities. LSE beats Imperial College and University College London (UCL) according to a Freedom of Information Act request reviewed by The Beaver. …

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…

Zoo Hits New Low as AU Members Try (and fail) to Hit the Dance Floor

So it turns out there is something worse than getting pissed up in Zoo – being sober and standing outside it. Last Wednesday, dubbed Shite Night, was an odd one. I wasn’t drinking as part of my end of year…

Campus Globe Vandalised in Palestine Protest

On the day Mark Wallinger and the Director opened ‘World Turned Upside Down’, a public art sculpture on Sheffield Street, the first of a series of vandalisations was made to the globe within five hours. Students, staff and tourists have…

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