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).
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.
The Live Blog of UCSRN Tournament 2017
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.
According to senior tutor Huan Hsu, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of AUC student are on academic probation. The term is used by universities all around the world but at AUC, some students are still confused about what exactly it entails.
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.
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.
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.