Daily headlines (08-10/03/08)

Financial Times
UK school's new masters programme
The London School of Economics is combining what it believes is the best of the traditional masters degree with the best of an MBA by launching a 21-month masters in management programme for those with little or no work experience.

Anwar to fight Malaysia race laws as opposition gains
'Anwar Ibrahim is back and a political force to be reckoned with,' said Andrew Aeria, a political analyst for Enterprise LSE, the commercial arm of the London School of Economics. 'This massive shift in electoral support reflected an unprecedented cross-ethnic mood for change.'

Irish Times
The science of east versus west
Established in October 2006 with funding under the EU's Framework Programme 6, Bionet now has an expert group involving 21 partners who are putting together recommendations on how ethical governance of research can be achieved. The body is co-ordinated by the London School of Economics.
(Source: Lexis)

El Norte de Castilla
Desigualdad europea
Con 175 millones de europeos de 50 a 69 años, la presidenta británica de Europacolon, Jola Gore-Booth, considera que debe hacerse ya el cribado para la detección temprana de posibles tumores colorrectales. Pero la situación en la Unión Europea, como constata un estudio realizado desde la London School of Economics por Panos Kanavos, es muy desigual.
(Source: Lexis)

Sunday 9 March

Cities on the edge of chaos
Article by Deyan Sudjic, co-author of The Endless City, with Ricky Burdett, LSE Urban Age. 

Statesman, India
Review of Sumantra Bose's book Contested Lands: Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka. Sumantra Bose is professor of international and comparative politics at LSE.
(Source: Lexis)

Hindustan Times
Next month on, fingerprinting at 3 British airports
Dr Gus Hosein, of the London School of Economics, an expert on the impact on technology on civil liberties said: 'There is no other country in the world that requires passengers travelling on internal flights to be fingerprinted. The BAA says the fingerprint data will be destroyed, but the records travellers within the country will not be.' But the BAA office said the scheme was decided after consultation with the Home Office. It also clarified that the biometric information would be destroyed after 24 hours and would not be passed on to the police.

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Saturday 8 March

Heathrow airport first to fingerprint
Article includes comments from Dr Gus Hosein and Simon Davies, of LSE's Information Systems and Innovation Group.

Students vote to ban military from campus
Students were condemned by their university yesterday after voting to sever all links with the military. The students' union at University College London (UCL) passed a motion attacking the Government for 'waging an aggressive war overseas' in Afghanistan and Iraq. The vote at UCL follows similar ones at Goldsmiths and London School of Economics, both part of the University of London.

Public Finance
Beam me up, Scottie
For public service reform to really work the government needs to involve people as customers, citizens, users and taxpayers, and not just appeal to their rational self-interest. Julian Le Grand, sometime government adviser and London School of Economics professor, described this duality in people's attitudes as being like 'knights' and 'knaves' and suggested we had to cater for both motives. 

John McCain visits Middle East and Europe
There had been discussion inside his campaign of a speech at the London School of Economics during his visit to the city but that is now unlikely to take place, his aides say.

Late-edition headlines

Business Week
The city of the future
Review of the new book The Endless City, edited by the London School of Economics' Ricky Burdett and design curator Deyan Sudjic, which aims to put urban expansion into perspective.

Business Week
Riding the download wave on YouTorrent
The super-hot underground Web site lets users search many sources for fast movie downloads. Its founder may be swimming in legally murky waters. Hollywood still could pursue YouTorrent for aiding and abetting unlawful activity. 'The issue of whether links to other peoples' content breaks the law is contentious,' says Anne Borran, an expert in intellectual property law at the London School of Economics. Generally, she notes, providing links alone isn't seen by courts as evidence of copyright infringement.

Workers' Liberty
Teach-in for abortion rights
Feminist Fightback is following up on 2007's torch-lit march for abortion rights and our continued campaigning for full reproductive freedom with an abortion rights teach-in, 12 April, at LSE. Sessions will include how to campaign: a practical workshop; Imperialism and Motherhood - race, empire and reproductive freedoms; Getting your message across: making the pro-choice case; The current situation: NHS, law, state provision, internationally; Planning for a national day of action.

Blair to teach at Yale University
Blair and his then chief of staff, Jonathan Powell, sounded out the London School of Economics in 2006 about setting up a school of government but backed off after resistance from staff and students over his role in the Iraq war.

LSE academics and staff on TV/Radio

France 24 (6 March)
Sebastian Balfour, emeritus professor of contemporary Spanish studies, took part in a televised debate on the coming Spanish elections.