The Diverse and Not Always Excellent Common Rooms

By Denis Ovalioglu 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. —When ants greeted Katia Nikiforova, a second-year Social Science major, at home few days … Continue reading The Diverse and Not Always Excellent Common Rooms

Has Vandalising the Dorms Become Normal?

By Tom Weber –Facebook posts about vomit in the dorm hallways or wall paintings, by self-proclaimed graffiti artists, are oftentimes seen. These are a genuine expression of the annoyance felt by AUC students for the behavior of some of their peers. Vandalism is a frequent cause for disturbance and anger amongst members of the AUC community and a regular cause for complaints on platforms such as … Continue reading Has Vandalising the Dorms Become Normal?

Couch Incident Results in Note in Students’ AUC Files

By Cille Kaiser — Stichting DUWO, the housing agency providing housing for AUC students, has issued an official warning to all students residing in the string from which a couch, among other objects, was allegedly thrown on the night between 9 and 10 December 2016. In response to the warning, AUC administrators called the students involved to a meeting and made a note of the … Continue reading Couch Incident Results in Note in Students’ AUC Files

Forgotten February

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a student unaffiliated with The Herring, and edited by staff. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect The Herring’s. By Erika Persson — It is halfway through January, and the students at Amsterdam University College are now in the second week of their intensive courses, the last ones in the careers of the February graduates from the class of … Continue reading Forgotten February

Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

By Christine van der Horst — Whereas most AUC students find themselves completely isolated from all social events during this time of the year because of finals, a small group proved themselves to be a welcome exception to the rule on December 13th. Instead of spending their nights studying behind their laptops, these students attended a storytelling event in the dorms organized by AUC’s brand … Continue reading Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

By Cille Kaiser — Last Thursday, 15 December, housing agency DUWO issued an official warning to all students residing near KinderRijk, the daycare center located in the courtyard of the first building of the AUC dorms. The warning was issued in response to an incident that took place on the night between 9 and 10 December, during which a couch was thrown out of a … Continue reading DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

DUWO, AUC Staff, and Students Shed Light on “Tiny Double Rooms” in Dorms

By Vivianne Hericks — It is safe to say that everyone at AUC knows or knew someone who lived in a shared double room in their first year of university. These shared rooms consist of roughly 28 to 33 square meters and are therefore only slightly bigger than a single room. Despite the size, the students who rent these rooms each pay rent ranging from … Continue reading DUWO, AUC Staff, and Students Shed Light on “Tiny Double Rooms” in Dorms

The Dorms: Three Types of Stealing

By Vincent Noteboom — It is common for those of us who use the Excellent and Diverse group on Facebook to come across people who request the return of their property to one of the bike sheds or common rooms. Many of us experience theft on some level throughout our time as AUC students. Most of the time property can be retrieved. However, when the theft … Continue reading The Dorms: Three Types of Stealing

Housing Chaos: First Year Students Find Themselves at Local Hostel

By Cille Kaiser — While the vast majority of first year students have now had at least three weeks to settle in the dorms, a handful are yet to move their furniture in or are, in some cases, still awaiting for a room assignment. According to the AUC Admissions Office, approximately ten first semester students had not yet been assigned accommodation at the dorms by … Continue reading Housing Chaos: First Year Students Find Themselves at Local Hostel

The Truth About Empty Beds: Administration Sheds Light on AUC-DUWO Financial Agreement

By Lilli Kuechle — AUC’s relationship with the Dutch student-housing non-profit organization DUWO is a common gripe among its students, with complaints on the Excellent and Diverse Students of AUC Facebook group ranging from security issues and high costs to broken laundry machines and magnetic keys. One recurring rumour is that AUC purposefully keeps beds in the dorms empty as part of their agreement with … Continue reading The Truth About Empty Beds: Administration Sheds Light on AUC-DUWO Financial Agreement