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LSE rugby scandal: online reaction

LSE has disbanded its men’s rugby team after they handed out offensive leaflets during freshers’ fayre and people have taken to Twitter to share their views.   LSE Law student Darren Barnett backed LSESU’s decision. Appropriate response from LSESU in disbanding the AU Rugby Club. Disparaging comments made about minority groups shall not be tolerated. […]

LSE men’s rugby team disbanded over ‘sexist’ leaflets

Tom King, BA Politics LSE has disbanded its men’s rugby team after the club distributed “sexist” leaflets during the School’s freshers’ fayre last week. Nona Buckley-Irvine, the students’ union General Secretary, announced the decision this evening; saying “After considered deliberation and a wide investigation, LSE Men’s Rugby Club will be disbanded for the rest of […]

Source: LSESU

LSE rugby club leaflets spark outrage

Tom King, BA Politics LSE Rugby Club has been embroiled in a freshers controversy after handing out leaflets branding women “slags”, “trollops” and “mingers”. The materials handed out at the students’ union-run freshers’ fayre held last week contained a string of slurs; describing women who played sport at the School as “beast-like” and saying “homosexual […]

Lecturers to be balloted for strike action

Tom King, BA Politics The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced it will be balloting academic staff for industrial action over proposed changes to pensions. The plans from Universities UK could see the value of some pensions slashed by over £200,000, according to a report prepared by First Actuarial. The changes to the Universities […]

Boycotts ‘costs Israel $8 billion’

Tom King, BA Politics Israel has incurred losses of up to $8 billion as a result of the campaign to boycott illegal settlements, according to Mustafa Barghouti, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative movement.   The claim comes as the European Union issued demands for Israel to label poultry, dairy and meat products to […]

‘Major donation’ for Senate House expansion and research

Tom King, BA Politics SOAS has received a £749,000 donation from the Wolfson Foundation, a charity which supports higher education in the UK.   The grant will go towards the school’s expansion into the North Block of Senate House which is due to be completed in Spring 2016 as well as funding scholarships for postgraduate […]