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The Capstone Deadlines Controversy: Students Jeopardized, No Sanctions for Teachers

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

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Mixed Perceptions of Elections Commission Following AUCSA Elections

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

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Haarlem Shakes Up the University College Landscape

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

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Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

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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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

[Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening

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

Pay Days Before GPAs: The Students Who Work Their Way Through AUC

By Tom Weber 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. — The average AUC student attends 12 hours of classes per week, and devotes … Continue reading Pay Days Before GPAs: The Students Who Work Their Way Through AUC

Food Initiatives at AUC: How students have set up their own growing businesses

By Pauline Hageman 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. —Grinding, rolling and baking. This is what some of us at AUC do regularly, … Continue reading Food Initiatives at AUC: How students have set up their own growing businesses

Students Use Sunny Days to Escape the Bubble

By Lasse Rogie 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. AUC students having drinks at the Solace Borrel at Café Poesiat & Kater in … Continue reading Students Use Sunny Days to Escape the Bubble

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