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Haarlem Shakes Up the University College Landscape

By Petra Stangvic 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. – Haarlem’s old prison becomes a place of freedom as it transforms into the … Continue reading Haarlem Shakes Up the University College Landscape

Students Use Sunny Days to Escape the Bubble

By Lasse Rogie 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. AUC students having drinks at the Solace Borrel at Café Poesiat & Kater in … Continue reading Students Use Sunny Days to Escape the Bubble

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No more laptops in lectures?

Buying shoes on Zalando, or chatting with friends on Facebook during class might soon be history, as the UVA is testing a new set of house rules regarding the use of laptops during lectures. “It is hard to do your job the way you would like to do it, because electronic devices disturb the learning process”, said André Nusselder, a professor teaching the posthuman course at AUC and information studies at the UVA. Continue reading No more laptops in lectures?

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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?

Technology of the Oblivion

By Marie Verheul — The Celluloid exhibition is located within the heart of the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam’s Noord district, and attempts to portray art as pertaining to analogue film. The artistic quality of this film-form emphasizes the unsurpassed power of projected images, which allows the audience to zoom in on the temporal dynamics at work. This is done in order to highlight the artists’ … Continue reading Technology of the Oblivion

Joke, Prospect, Reality: AUC Reacts to President-elect Trump

It has been almost a week since Donald Trump won the United States presidential election. A week filled with feast and triumph, but also with protest, disbelief and occasional tears. While the once unimaginable idea of a ‘Trump Nation’ has gotten some time to sink in, The Herring spoke to AUC students and staff with ties to the United States. Their personal experiences with the 2016 election reveal a mixture of shock, fear, hope for the future, and a strong will to fight back. Continue reading Joke, Prospect, Reality: AUC Reacts to President-elect Trump

Turkish Gambit: AUC’s Reflections on the July 15th Coup Attempt

By Konstantin Kirilov — As a warm summer’s evening was drawing to a close over the Bosphorus on July 15, nobody could have expected that in just a few hours the world’s attention would suddenly shift towards Turkey. Indeed, as elements within the country’s Armed Forces attempted to carry out a coup d’état, international media struggled to keep up with the pace of events. The … Continue reading Turkish Gambit: AUC’s Reflections on the July 15th Coup Attempt