Last week The Herring asked: What does your Political Compass look like? 88 readers answered as follows: Continue reading Get to know The Herring readers: Political Compass
Last week The Herring asked: How often have you left the Science Park bubble during the past week? 220 readers answered as follows: Continue reading Get to know The Herring readers: Leaving the Bubble
Last week The Herring asked: What is your sexual orientation? 232 readers answered as follows. Continue reading Get to know The Herring readers: Sexual orientation
By Laura Galante — On Thursday, June 29th, the Capstone Distinction seminar was held in AUC’s common room. Every year, a few students present their end-of-year theses, which are judged by the Capstone Committee based on certain parameters, such as intellectual contribution, originality, research effort, and broader impact. In the 2017 edition of the Capstone seminar, the students who received distinction or highest distinction included 15 … Continue reading The Capstone Deadlines Controversy: Students Jeopardized, No Sanctions for Teachers
By Vivianne Hericks Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. — AMSTERDAM – On May 9, the new members of the Amsterdam University College Student … Continue reading Mixed Perceptions of Elections Commission Following AUCSA Elections
By Petra Stangvic Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. – Haarlem’s old prison becomes a place of freedom as it transforms into the … Continue reading Haarlem Shakes Up the University College Landscape
by Lea Bonasera — Every Tuesday at 7 pm, Clara Frick cycles out of the dorms with a large dark-blue case on her back. She feels the case get heavier until she arrives at the cultural centre CREA where she sits down in the half circle of chairs and prepares her violin for a three-hour-long orchestra practice. Clara is a second-year Science major at AUC … Continue reading Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick
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Excellence and Diversity. AUC students are proud of being the first. The second, however, is a cause of tension among members of the AUC community. Efforts previously made by students to raise awareness for issues of diversity, such as Glass and the Feminist Committee, have proven to be only temporarily successful. As a long-term solution to the issue, Andy O’Daab, a third-year Social Science major and AUCSA treasurer, has recently founded the Diversity Commission, a new student body that aims to make AUC more inclusive. Continue reading Meet the Diversity Commission: One Step Closer to Inclusivity at AUC
Buying shoes on Zalando, or chatting with friends on Facebook during class might soon be history, as the UVA is testing a new set of house rules regarding the use of laptops during lectures. “It is hard to do your job the way you would like to do it, because electronic devices disturb the learning process”, said André Nusselder, a professor teaching the posthuman course at AUC and information studies at the UVA. Continue reading No more laptops in lectures?
The combination of a Shakespearean drama and a lighthearted musical seemed ambitious at first, but OnStage did a great job connecting the two elements. On March 11, they premiered their new musical Macbeth at the Crea Theatre. With the addition of modern music, new dialogue, a dance crew, a choir and a band, to a well-known story, this performance of Macbeth was OnStage’s biggest show to date and hopefully not its last. Continue reading Review: Macbeth, A Musical
On March 11, a group of AUC students came together to partake in the national Women’s March in Amsterdam. Together with approximately 15,000 other participants, the students marched from Dam Square to Museumplein in order to stand up against discrimination and demand equal rights for all human beings. Continue reading AUC Students Join National Women’s March
Amsterdam University College (AUC) graduates of 2017, and graduates from previous years, have in large numbers complained about their diplomas following a post on one of AUC’s Facebook groups. Continue reading AUC’s 2017 Graduation – A Diploma Crisis?
Since November 6 AUC students have been participating in the Mental Health Awareness Week, an initiative organised by Peer Support. Peer Support, a student support group, organises this event annually as a way of raising attention to mental health care at AUC. Continue reading AUC students address important issues during Mental Health Awareness Week
On November 8, ‘Who’s In Town’ invites to a lecture about “Recognising resilience of Moroccan youth in the Netherlands: from their perspectives”. The stage will be given to young Moroccans and mentors who are part of ‘Changemakerz’, a foundation that provides training and coaching for an underprivileged youth. Continue reading Making Changez: Recognising Resilience of Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands
Dear readers, Welcome to our live coverage of the 28th AUCSA GA on Wednesday 18 October. During the GA, the 2017-2018 budget for all committees will be discussed. Below you will find continuous time-stamped coverage of the GA. — 12:28 – A crowd is slowly assembling. The GA will start shortly. 12:46 – Over a hundred people have joined the GA. “Money Money Money” by ABBA … Continue reading [Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening
By Veerle Fanoy –Although the weather may imply otherwise, ‘Hidden Systems’, the summer edition of AUC’s biannual festival Scopophilia will be held at Cinetol this Saturday, September 30. The event was originally scheduled for June 18, in the previous semester, but had to be postponed due to a budget miscommunication. According to Gordon Lucas, the Art Committee’s CAO at the time and a third-year Science … Continue reading Scopophilia presents “Hidden Systems”
With the start of 2017’s fall semester, shutterbugs can join forces under RAW, AUC’s new photography community. According to Muzi Ndiweni, third-year Science major and current chair, RAW is meant to be a network for photographers; a community instead of a committee – the label by which most AUCSA initiatives go. Continue reading RAW unites AUC’s photografficionados
When going to university for the first time, students are thrust into a new environment with lots of strangers and a lot of confusion; which is why intro-week plays a vital role for first years at AUC. Continue reading What has changed about intro-week?