Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

by Lea Bonasera — Every Tuesday at 7 pm, Clara Frick cycles out of the dorms with a large dark-blue case on her back. She feels the case get heavier until she arrives at the cultural centre CREA where she sits down in the half circle of chairs and prepares her violin for a three-hour-long orchestra practice. Clara is a second-year Science major at AUC … Continue reading Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

Meet AUC Veteran Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara

Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara was there when it all began.Teaching political science at AUC since 2009, she is now a core faculty member and tutor. Get to know more about Dr. Cohen de Lara, her thoughts on AUC, and her recently published book, “Back to the Core: Rethinking Core Texts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe”.

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AUC Students Join National Women’s March

On March 11, a group of AUC students came together to partake in the national Women’s March in Amsterdam. Together with approximately 15,000 other participants, the students marched from Dam Square to Museumplein in order to stand up against discrimination and demand equal rights for all human beings. Continue reading AUC Students Join National Women’s March

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?

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

Dorm Delights: Project Omakase Undergoes an Upgrade

By Vincent Noteboom — Upon entering the dorms, we are greeted by the familiar smells of the apartment strings: beer, weed, cigarettes and garbage. The exception being that one string, which oddly enough always smells a bit like fish. In it, Kitsanin Thankyakulsajja (Kit) runs his project, an Omakase called Ephemeral. Omakase is Japanese for ‘I trust the chef’, a roughly translated, but classic name … Continue reading Dorm Delights: Project Omakase Undergoes an Upgrade

Enterprise Project: Long Distance Relationships

By Rosanne van Kommer — A little over three years ago I met a girl online, who had one thing in common with me, which was our love for a British boy-band named One Direction. While in the beginning our relationship was merely based on this mutual interest and took place on public social media like Twitter and Tumblr, we became closer over time and now she … Continue reading Enterprise Project: Long Distance Relationships