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LSE Cleaners stage Online Day of Action

On 11 December 2020 the Justice for LSE Cleaners Campaign organised an online day of action and called upon supporters to send out a pre-formed email to demand greater safety for staff. This email follows another sent to LSE Chief…

LSE to waive rent and release contracts for non-returning students

LSE will not charge rent to students who are unable to return to LSE accommodation under current travel guidance, an LSE spokesperson told The Beaver. Students who do not wish to return to LSE halls for the remainder of the…

Sir John Hills, LSE Social Policy giant, dies at 66

Sir John Hills, global expert on inequality and social exclusion and Professor of Social Policy at LSE, died this week. He was 66.

Finnish philosopher Raimo Tuomela dies at 80

Photo by Cata Portin. On the 22nd November 2020, Finnish philosopher of sociality, social action, and social ontology, Raimo Tuomela sadly passed away at the age of 80.  He is perhaps best remembered as a giant in his discipline of…

LSE’s Christmas Go Home policy – What you need to know

By Sofia Mleinik With the Coronavirus Crisis ongoing and less than a month before Christmas, students are planning to return home, to both international and domestic destinations. LSE has provided clear guidance and has made arrangements so that travelling during…

Police crack down on Ye Old White Horse amid campus lockdown gatherings

Metropolitan Police responded to nighttime gatherings at LSE on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Witnesses told The Beaver that police activity appeared to focus on the Ye Old White Horse, a pub on campus which was serving takeaway pints, and the…

Black, Bangladeshi, Pakistani LSE students face 30% gap in first-class awards compared to white, Chinese peers

Black, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani students suffer from deep, persistent attainment gaps, according to six years of grade data obtained and analysed by The Beaver. The findings should raise pressure on LSE to intensify efforts to combat systemic racism at the…

LSESU launches #SaveOurNursery campaign after campus childcare closed “without warning”

The LSE Students’ Union has launched a campaign to save the campus nursery after LSE closed the only childcare services on campus following claims of financial insecurity. According to a statement released by the LSESU, the Union was informed by…

Lean Further becomes first female-oriented alumni association at LSE amid pandemic.

By Cindy Ren Lean Further, launched in April 2020 by current students and alumni of the London School of Economics, aims to improve opportunity for female students and alumna. Citing the importance and shortage of female-orientated networking opportunity at the…

LSE offers free COVID-19 testing for all students

By Mary Ma LSE has begun offering coronavirus nucleic acid tests for all students and staff, starting from September 21st. The tests, provided on campus, are meant for students and staff who are planning to return to campus during Michaelmas…