From Overspending to Underspending

By Cristina Miceli – After two years of underspending, the debt of the AUC Student Association (AUCSA) has finally been paid off. According to Willemijn de Hoop, current treasurer of the AUCSA, the association will be financially healthy again by the end of the semester. With a projected budget deficit of 26.500 euros at the end of May 2018, a debt-free AUCSA seemed like a … Continue reading From Overspending to Underspending

Anna’s Tuin Spring Festival: A Hands-On Break from Academic Life

By Miloš Maggiore – On May 19, the management team of Anna’s Tuin en Ruigte will host a spring festival together with OnStage – AUC’s performing arts committee – on the patch of land opposite the academic building. The festival will consist of several activities, including workshops in fermentation, greener gardening, permaculture, and urban farming. There will also be a bake-sale and a pizza-baking workshop, … Continue reading Anna’s Tuin Spring Festival: A Hands-On Break from Academic Life

Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

By Alice Mechoulam – On the evening of May 7, around 20 people showed up at Zeeburgia for the fifth edition of Voices of AUC. According to the Student Council (SC) and the organising team, the turnout was much lower compared to last year’s edition. This disappointing outcome, according to the organisers, seems to be the result of delayed promotion and unfortunate timing. Once a … Continue reading Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

Candidate Shortage for Upcoming Elections: Possible Threat to the AUCSA Board’s Legitimacy

– By Beatrice Hillen – In the upcoming AUCSA elections, only one candidate is running for the position of treasurer and secretary respectively, practically guaranteeing them the position. For the three Committee Affairs Officer positions, only four candidates are running. This candidate shortage is not new. AUCSA’s current treasurer, Willemijn de Hoop, was also the only one running for treasurer during last year’s elections. The shortage … Continue reading Candidate Shortage for Upcoming Elections: Possible Threat to the AUCSA Board’s Legitimacy

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

A Guide to Choosing a Room in the Dorms

By Eva Lotta Č.P. Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor. Every year, first-years-to-be blindly trust DUWO’s system to choose rooms they will spend their first ten months … Continue reading A Guide to Choosing a Room in the Dorms

From Bean to Meat

By Saga Norrby Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor. From this… …to this Haven’t we all wondered how on earth soybeans can be made into something … Continue reading From Bean to Meat

A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

By Eva Lotta Č.P. What to drink, eat and do in Science Park’s proximity Brought to you after a year of purely professional research Open the map as a PDF Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. At the end of the spring semester 2018 the students of the course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives … Continue reading A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

Not Ready to Mingle? Get a Single!

By Eva Lotta Č.P. — Prior to a student’s first year at Amsterdam University College (AUC), choosing a room means simply seeing the size, number and price. One doesn’t know where it is or what it looks like, but for shared rooms there is another uncertainty: who is the roommate? In some cases, the pairing creates an instant friendship while in general, the end of the first … Continue reading Not Ready to Mingle? Get a Single!

Announced Changes to the Academic Standards & Procedures are Nothing to Worry About

By Nina Hees — An AUC Student Council Facebook post on April 20 about alterations to the Academic Standards and Procedures (AS&Ps), effective in the 2018/19 academic year, raised concerns among the student body. Adele Beinaraviciute, a second-year Social Science major and co-chair of the Student Council, and Thijs Etty, chair of the Board of Studies (BoS), answer these concerns. It appears that there is nothing … Continue reading Announced Changes to the Academic Standards & Procedures are Nothing to Worry About