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

New UvA Catering Contract Opens Up Possibility for Student-Run AUC Canteen

By Eleonora Boguslavskaia — The five-year catering contract that UvA and HvA had with Eurest will come to an end on January 1, 2017. UvA Facility Services are working on the development of a new contract that will be put out to tender in mid-April. This document entails a whole new catering concept for most UvA locations and possibly a student-run canteen for AUC. The … Continue reading New UvA Catering Contract Opens Up Possibility for Student-Run AUC Canteen

Student Council Initiates Vote On Introduction Of Gender-Neutral Restrooms

By Konstantin Kirilov — Since Tuesday, February 23, AUC students have had the option to cast their vote on the possible introduction of gender-neutral restrooms in the Academic Building. The online voting was initiated by the Student Council, after several members of the student body approached them with concerns over the inclusivity of the available facilities. As the Academic Building only has restrooms labeled ‘Male’ … Continue reading Student Council Initiates Vote On Introduction Of Gender-Neutral Restrooms

[LIVE BLOG] 23rd General Assembly: As It Happened

By Tamar Bot, Maxime Garcia Diaz and Konstantin Kirilov — Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of AUC’s 23rd General Assembly, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. Below you will find a continuously-updated, time-stamped summary of events, which is also available simultaneously on our Twitter feed. As always, if you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us via our … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 23rd General Assembly: As It Happened

Heated Debate After Students Stage Who’s in Town Disruption at KLM Talk

By Tamar Bot — On Tuesday, October 27th, a group of students interrupted a Who’s in Town lecture that was given by Gert Wim Ter Haar, social media hub manager at KLM. The students read out stories of refugees that were deported, part of which they blame on KLM, as the Dutch flag carrier provided the transportation. KLM is also one of the companies sponsoring the AUC … Continue reading Heated Debate After Students Stage Who’s in Town Disruption at KLM Talk

Student Council Elections Debate Promises Changes, Has More Candidates Than Ever

The members of Party Pleb, The Dean’s List, and The Approachables look on as party leader Stijn Wilbers discusses Synergy’s policy plans. By Maxime Garcia Diaz and Martin J. Hoffmann        — During the Tuesday lunch break, the four parties running for the 2015-2016 AUC Student Council (AUCSC) faced each other in an Elections Debate. For the first time, this year’s candidates by … Continue reading Student Council Elections Debate Promises Changes, Has More Candidates Than Ever