Couch Incident Results in Note in Students’ AUC Files

By Cille Kaiser — Stichting DUWO, the housing agency providing housing for AUC students, has issued an official warning to all students residing in the string from which a couch, among other objects, was allegedly thrown on the night between 9 and 10 December 2016. In response to the warning, AUC administrators called the students involved to a meeting and made a note of the … Continue reading Couch Incident Results in Note in Students’ AUC Files

Winter Break at AUC: Where Did Everyone Go?

By Cille Kaiser and Konstantin Kirilov — As finals week drew to a close, and with it the fall semester, AUC and its dormitories turned into a virtual ghost town in a matter of days. To get a sense of where and how everyone is spending their winter break, we created an online questionnaire that ended up receiving more than 230 responses. Below you can find the detailed results, … Continue reading Winter Break at AUC: Where Did Everyone Go?

DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

By Cille Kaiser — Last Thursday, 15 December, housing agency DUWO issued an official warning to all students residing near KinderRijk, the daycare center located in the courtyard of the first building of the AUC dorms. The warning was issued in response to an incident that took place on the night between 9 and 10 December, during which a couch was thrown out of a … Continue reading DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

Striving Towards Change? Abandon Facebook.

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a member of The Herring’s Editorial Board, and edited by staff. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Herring. By Cille Kaiser — On Wednesday, November 23rd, a student shared a screenshot on ‘The excellent and diverse people of AUC’, the Facebook … Continue reading Striving Towards Change? Abandon Facebook.

Mental Health Awareness Week Stimulates Discussion Among Students

By Cille Kaiser  — On Monday, November 7th, during the opening event of the Mental Health Awareness Week, two students got the chance to share their personal experiences. The event, organized by AUC’s Peer Support Team and hosted at their Living Room in the dorms, attracted roughly 20 guests. The aim was to talk about coping with mood disorders and anxiety; the broader purpose of the entire … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week Stimulates Discussion Among Students

AUCSA and Student Council Host Annual Constitution Drinks

By Cille Kaiser — On Thursday night, Amsterdam University College’s Student Association (AUCSA) and Student Council welcomed approximately 70 guests from universities across the country to the annual Constitution Drinks. The purpose of the event, a tradition for Dutch study associations, was for AUCSA and the Student Council to formally introduce themselves and to network with their counterparts at other University Colleges. Co-chair of the … Continue reading AUCSA and Student Council Host Annual Constitution Drinks

Dr. Mariëtte Willemsen Appointed as New Head of Studies Humanities

By Cille Kaiser — Amsterdam University College has announced Dr. Mariëtte Willemsen as the new Head of Studies (HoS) for the Humanities department. She was offered the position after going through an open application process. Dr. Willemsen officially took up the position on October 1st, 2016, succeeding Dr. Rebecca Lindner, who left AUC at the end of the last academic year for the University of … Continue reading Dr. Mariëtte Willemsen Appointed as New Head of Studies Humanities

Introducing Your New Student Council

By Cille Kaiser — Over a month into the new academic year, AUC’s Student Council is preparing to host their first big event as a new team. What have they been working on in the run-up to this event, and what are their visions for the coming year? The Herring talked to four Council members to find out more about who they are, what they … Continue reading Introducing Your New Student Council

Housing Chaos: First Year Students Find Themselves at Local Hostel

By Cille Kaiser — While the vast majority of first year students have now had at least three weeks to settle in the dorms, a handful are yet to move their furniture in or are, in some cases, still awaiting for a room assignment. According to the AUC Admissions Office, approximately ten first semester students had not yet been assigned accommodation at the dorms by … Continue reading Housing Chaos: First Year Students Find Themselves at Local Hostel