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

Overcoming Borders Through Theatre: Shelby And Arabi Have A Story To Tell

By Rosanne van Kommer — Two strangers from different backgrounds meet on a boat heading to the same location. Their reasons for leaving home are different, but are they really so different at heart? This is the central question in the play created and performed by 19-year-old Shelby Demmerer, a second-year student, and 24-year-old Arabi Ghibeh, one of the guest students who followed Dutch language … Continue reading Overcoming Borders Through Theatre: Shelby And Arabi Have A Story To Tell

Changing the Game: Tim Alpherts Takes On eSports

By Andrew Kambel — Tim Alpherts’ room is slightly untidy, yet not untidier than any student room at AUC, one would think. Empty pots of pre-made pasta sauce and peanut butter are lying around on the floor in a corner, together with countless plastic bags. However, in this room, there is also somewhat of an organized system that can be found: even though Alpherts’ bed … Continue reading Changing the Game: Tim Alpherts Takes On eSports

AUC Student Receives Sexually Graphic Messages After Topless Protest

By Tamar Bot and Maxime Garcia Diaz — After staging an action at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) Open Day on March 12th, where she distributed the latest issue of Folia while topless, second-year AUC student Matilda Medard has been receiving sexually graphic messages from strangers through email and Facebook. The Folia issue in question covered this year’s Boobie Bible, organized by FemCom for Women*’s … Continue reading AUC Student Receives Sexually Graphic Messages After Topless Protest

First Impressions & Future Plans: An Interview With Prof. Murray Pratt, AUC’s New Dean

By Tamar Bot and Konstantin Kirilov, Photography by Andrew Kambel — Late last week The Herring got a chance to sit down with Amsterdam University College’s new Dean, Professor Murray Pratt. A few weeks have passed since he officially began his tenure, and we wanted to hear about his first impressions, his goals for the future, as well as his vision for the role of … Continue reading First Impressions & Future Plans: An Interview With Prof. Murray Pratt, AUC’s New Dean

AUC Students and Professor Arrested for Feminist Protest at Geert Wilders Event

By Maxime Garcia Diaz — On January 23rd, three AUC students and one AUC professor were arrested by Spijkenisse police while protesting at a Geert Wilders event. In the Spijkenisse market, Wilders was handing out so-called ‘resistance sprays’ to women, for protection against sexual assault from refugees. Thirteen women, among them the three AUC students and professor, staged an anti-racist feminist action at the event, … Continue reading AUC Students and Professor Arrested for Feminist Protest at Geert Wilders Event