Nine local politicians came together at Amsterdam University College on March 5, for a debate that would turn out to be unusually uncivil. Continue reading Emotions Ran High During City Council Debate at the Amsterdam University College
Teacher Jonathan Gill in an interview on Dutch culture, potential careers and writing a book. Continue reading Interview Without Words, Jonathan Gill
Negotiating university policies is not sexy. When students want a change, someone needs to fight through the bureaucracy to represent their interests in front of university management and staff. Traditionally, that “someone” is the collective of student council members. Continue reading Not sexy, yet important – The Student Council’s call for voices
On October 15, the internet burst open like a can of worms, and an endless stream of #Me Too’s crept across Twitter and Facebook. The campaign was a result of the Harvey Weinstein case, where numerous allegations of rape and assault have been brought forward against the successful Hollywood producer. After years of being silenced, numerous famous actresses including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd, have come forward to share their stories. Continue reading From Bearing Witness to Breaking the Silence
Last week The Herring asked: What is your favorite drug? 221 readers answered as follows Continue reading Get to know The Herring readers: Drug Preferences
Amsterdam University College (AUC) graduates of 2017, and graduates from previous years, have in large numbers complained about their diplomas following a post on one of AUC’s Facebook groups. Continue reading AUC’s 2017 Graduation – A Diploma Crisis?
Since November 6 AUC students have been participating in the Mental Health Awareness Week, an initiative organised by Peer Support. Peer Support, a student support group, organises this event annually as a way of raising attention to mental health care at AUC. Continue reading AUC students address important issues during Mental Health Awareness Week
On November 8, ‘Who’s In Town’ invites to a lecture about “Recognising resilience of Moroccan youth in the Netherlands: from their perspectives”. The stage will be given to young Moroccans and mentors who are part of ‘Changemakerz’, a foundation that provides training and coaching for an underprivileged youth. Continue reading Making Changez: Recognising Resilience of Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands
Dear readers, Welcome to our live coverage of the 28th AUCSA GA on Wednesday 18 October. During the GA, the 2017-2018 budget for all committees will be discussed. Below you will find continuous time-stamped coverage of the GA. — 12:28 – A crowd is slowly assembling. The GA will start shortly. 12:46 – Over a hundred people have joined the GA. “Money Money Money” by ABBA … Continue reading [Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening
When going to university for the first time, students are thrust into a new environment with lots of strangers and a lot of confusion; which is why intro-week plays a vital role for first years at AUC. Continue reading What has changed about intro-week?