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Meet the Diversity Commission: One Step Closer to Inclusivity at AUC

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

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No more laptops in lectures?

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?

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Review: Macbeth, A Musical

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

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AUC Students Join National Women’s March

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

Students Meet the Professional World at the International Talent Event Amsterdam 2017

By Antoine Cachera 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. –Not all university students are crystal clear about their future career. The International Talent … Continue reading Students Meet the Professional World at the International Talent Event Amsterdam 2017

[Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

By Christine van der Horst Welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 student council election debate on Wednesday May 17. Below you will find continuously updated and time-stamped coverage of the debate. 18:39: Sofija Stefanovic (Student Council) announces the start of the debate. She highlights that the debate is, besides a chance to get to know the different parties and their candidates, also a … Continue reading [Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

Four Parties in the Midst of their Campaigns for the Student Council 17′-18′

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. Continue reading Four Parties in the Midst of their Campaigns for the Student Council 17′-18′

[Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Welcome to the 2017 AUCSA Election GA live blog. Couldn’t make it in person? Read The Herring’s live coverage of the event below: 17:30 – Lance Bosch kicks off the event. He walks the audience through the agenda. The agenda is passed unanimously.   17:50 – The vote for the new advisory council is passed unanimously. It will consist of Lance Bosch, Ellen Ackroyd, Petra … Continue reading [Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Student council testing new course evaluation and class representatives

Over the past weeks the AUC Student Council (AUCSC) has been piloting a new course evaluation procedure that would enable students to more actively shape how their courses are being taught. The idea is that each course elects two representatives from their ranks who throughout the semester collect and convey feedback directly to their course teachers or their respective heads of studies. This way, the student council hopes to give the students a more significant voice regarding the contents and requirements of their studies. Continue reading Student council testing new course evaluation and class representatives

[LIVE BLOG] 2017 AUCSA Election Debate: As It Happens

Sophia Hengelbrok and Nina Klaff Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of the AUCSA Election Debate on Wednesday May 3.  Below you will find continuously updated and time-stamped coverage of the Debate. 18:03-The Election Commission opens the debate and introduce themselves and their role in the election process. There are snacks in the back. 18:05- It is announced that Resident Assistant Jan Willem will lead the debate 18:05- Jan … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 2017 AUCSA Election Debate: As It Happens

AUC Takes Home The Three-peat At UCSRN Tournament 2017

On Saturday, April 23, AUC won the annual University College Student Representatives of the Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament for the third time in a row. Different university colleges battled each other in sports, arts, and academic events. AUC took home the victory with a score of 109.5 points, 28 points ahead of runner-up Erasmus University College (EUC). Continue reading AUC Takes Home The Three-peat At UCSRN Tournament 2017

Hard work pays off: SlayUC’s road to the UCSRN Tournament 2017

On Saturday, April 22, dancers took center stage at Café Oerknal in Science Park to compete at the annual University College Student Representatives the Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament. This year’s UCSRN dance competition drew teams of six dancers representing seven university colleges. The pressure was on for SlayUC, the dance team representing host university AUC, which has won the dance competition consecutively since 2015. Four dancers of SlayUC would be competing for the first time and two dancers would have their final opportunity to represent AUC before they graduate. Continue reading Hard work pays off: SlayUC’s road to the UCSRN Tournament 2017

Will AUC three-peat at this year’s UCSRN tournament?

On April 22, all Dutch University Colleges will come together in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with the goal of taking home the grand prize in this year’s UCSRN tournament. To win the trophy, they will compete in disciplines ranging from conventional team sports to baking or chess. The stakes are high:Will AUC be able to win for the third time in a row? The Herring talked to three participants about their experience of the lead-up up to the big day. Continue reading Will AUC three-peat at this year’s UCSRN tournament?