[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

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

The Global Identity Experience: Crucial to the AUC Curriculum?

By Christine van der Horst — “The GIE [Global Identity Experience] course was the final hit that made me leave,” said Tim Weydert, a former Social Science major at Amsterdam University College. Weydert joined AUC in September 2014, motivated by its challenging and demanding standards. However, being an introverted student, Weydert found it difficult to enjoy his time here. It was in January 2015 after taking … Continue reading The Global Identity Experience: Crucial to the AUC Curriculum?

Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

By Christine van der Horst — Whereas most AUC students find themselves completely isolated from all social events during this time of the year because of finals, a small group proved themselves to be a welcome exception to the rule on December 13th. Instead of spending their nights studying behind their laptops, these students attended a storytelling event in the dorms organized by AUC’s brand … Continue reading Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

Rolling, Loving Alice

By Christine van der Horst — Last Monday and Tuesday, AUC’s cafeteria was turned into a small theatre by the performing arts group On Stage. While it caused some inconvenience, the result — the Loving Alice play, with its great casting, interesting scene decoration and a very professional attitude — was well worth it. Its script contained some flaws but the leading roles took this … Continue reading Rolling, Loving Alice

Excellent, but Maybe Not So Diverse: AUC’s Male/Female Ratio

By Christine van der Horst — AUC is a female dominated environment. With the male/female ratio growing slightly more disproportionate every year, the institution has reached a point at which close to two-thirds of its students are female. The Herring discussed the matter with staff and students to shed light upon the situation by identifying possible explanations for the sex gap, as well as discussing the consequences … Continue reading Excellent, but Maybe Not So Diverse: AUC’s Male/Female Ratio

Joke, Prospect, Reality: AUC Reacts to President-elect Trump

It has been almost a week since Donald Trump won the United States presidential election. A week filled with feast and triumph, but also with protest, disbelief and occasional tears. While the once unimaginable idea of a ‘Trump Nation’ has gotten some time to sink in, The Herring spoke to AUC students and staff with ties to the United States. Their personal experiences with the 2016 election reveal a mixture of shock, fear, hope for the future, and a strong will to fight back. Continue reading Joke, Prospect, Reality: AUC Reacts to President-elect Trump