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The Capstone Deadlines Controversy: Students Jeopardized, No Sanctions for Teachers

By Laura Galante — On Thursday, June 29th, the Capstone Distinction seminar was held in AUC’s common room. Every year, a few students present their end-of-year theses, which are judged by the Capstone Committee based on certain parameters, such as intellectual contribution, originality, research effort, and broader impact. In the 2017 edition of the Capstone seminar, the students who received distinction or highest distinction included 15 … Continue reading The Capstone Deadlines Controversy: Students Jeopardized, No Sanctions for Teachers

Pay Days Before GPAs: The Students Who Work Their Way Through AUC

By Tom Weber Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. — The average AUC student attends 12 hours of classes per week, and devotes … Continue reading Pay Days Before GPAs: The Students Who Work Their Way Through AUC

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Mixed Perceptions of Elections Commission Following AUCSA Elections

By Vivianne Hericks Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. — AMSTERDAM – On May 9, the new members of the Amsterdam University College Student … Continue reading Mixed Perceptions of Elections Commission Following AUCSA Elections

[Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

By Christine van der Horst Welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 student council election debate on Wednesday May 17. Below you will find continuously updated and time-stamped coverage of the debate. 18:39: Sofija Stefanovic (Student Council) announces the start of the debate. She highlights that the debate is, besides a chance to get to know the different parties and their candidates, also a … Continue reading [Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

Four Parties in the Midst of their Campaigns for the Student Council 17′-18′

Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. Continue reading Four Parties in the Midst of their Campaigns for the Student Council 17′-18′

[Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Welcome to the 2017 AUCSA Election GA live blog. Couldn’t make it in person? Read The Herring’s live coverage of the event below: 17:30 – Lance Bosch kicks off the event. He walks the audience through the agenda. The agenda is passed unanimously.   17:50 – The vote for the new advisory council is passed unanimously. It will consist of Lance Bosch, Ellen Ackroyd, Petra … Continue reading [Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

AUC Takes Home The Three-peat At UCSRN Tournament 2017

On Saturday, April 23, AUC won the annual University College Student Representatives of the Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament for the third time in a row. Different university colleges battled each other in sports, arts, and academic events. AUC took home the victory with a score of 109.5 points, 28 points ahead of runner-up Erasmus University College (EUC). Continue reading AUC Takes Home The Three-peat At UCSRN Tournament 2017

Hard work pays off: SlayUC’s road to the UCSRN Tournament 2017

On Saturday, April 22, dancers took center stage at Café Oerknal in Science Park to compete at the annual University College Student Representatives the Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament. This year’s UCSRN dance competition drew teams of six dancers representing seven university colleges. The pressure was on for SlayUC, the dance team representing host university AUC, which has won the dance competition consecutively since 2015. Four dancers of SlayUC would be competing for the first time and two dancers would have their final opportunity to represent AUC before they graduate. Continue reading Hard work pays off: SlayUC’s road to the UCSRN Tournament 2017