The Art of Losing: AUC Students Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Through Educational Musical

By Daria van Duren – AUC’s latest musical, The Art of Losing, is an entertaining, and at the same time educational, story about the forgetfulness that comes with Alzheimer’s disease and the impact that this has on both the patients and the people close to them. The Art of Losing is the fourth original musical produced by the committee OnStage, and will be performed on May … Continue reading The Art of Losing: AUC Students Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Through Educational Musical

Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

By Jet de Vries – On the morning of April 15, the students that walked into the Academic Building (AB) were pleasantly surprised by something new. Plants were being arranged on the first, second and third floor, adding living, green decoration worth just under 13.000 euro to the modern building. “I saw it and I was like: Plants! Good! Finally some life in the AB,” … Continue reading Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

Forward and Onward

Fictional short story by: Veerle Fanoy Illustrations by: Emma Krone   – An ear-piercing screech fills the carriages. For a split-second I ask myself whether I should be here, confused by the alarming noise that comes out of this train. But the rhythmic puffing eases my mind as the train starts dragging its mass through the landscape. The dry, miserable bush outside the window drifts by … Continue reading Forward and Onward

AUC Alumnus Part of Winning Team at International Moot Court Competition

By Saga Norrby – Earlier this month, a team from Amsterdam Law School (ALS) won the 16th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong. One of the two speakers representing the winning team was Amsterdam University College alumnus Stijn Wilbers, 25. At the annual moot court competition, known as the Vis East Moot, more than 130 teams from law schools all over … Continue reading AUC Alumnus Part of Winning Team at International Moot Court Competition

EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

By Edivaldo McEnroe – Projections indicate that Dutch voter turnout will improve in the upcoming European parliamentary elections, on May 23. However, there are concerns with the mobilisation of non-Dutch EU citizens, including those at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Historically, European elections have suffered from low voter turnout, a fact that has provided fuel for the eurosceptics who argue that the EU is anti-democratic. In … Continue reading EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

By Jet de Vries – “For the Student Council of Amsterdam University College, with the high attendance rate of 28,89%, the chosen candidates are Valerie Heinz, Jael Kortekaas, Annemijn Ooms, Bart Knibbe, and Bluma Brecher,” announced the head of the Student Council elections committee of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) on Thursday, April 11. While the audience that had gathered in the ‘StudentenD0k’, the headquarters of … Continue reading Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

Women, Men, Heart Disease: AUC Professor Points to a Gap Between the Sexes

By Miles Henderson – Women have been playing catch-up in medical treatment for a long time. 50 years ago, radical mastectomies were the gold standard for women’s oncology, a taxing and unnecessary procedure in which the cancerous breast was removed, alongside the overlying skin and much of the muscle tissue beneath. Today, a new medical consensus provides several appropriate options for treating breast cancer that are … Continue reading Women, Men, Heart Disease: AUC Professor Points to a Gap Between the Sexes

Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

By Saga Norrby – On Friday night, March 29, 2019, Joshua Harry van der Kroft Glanzberg passed away at the age of 24, following an accident at the metro station near his home in Amsterdam. Josh was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, and a friend of many alumni and students of Amsterdam University College, from which he graduated in 2017. Josh was … Continue reading Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

Interview Without Words, Alexandra Brown

By Veerle Fanoy – Teacher Alexandra Brown in an interview on the ins and outs of teaching, her dissertation, and Amsterdam. Birthday: July 6 Education: Bachelor Religious Studies at University of Calgary; Masters Religious Studies McMaster University; PhD Anthropology at McMaster University. Previous jobs: selling children’s books; World Wildlife Fund; freelance writer; fellow at Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World; researcher at … Continue reading Interview Without Words, Alexandra Brown