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Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

by Lea Bonasera — Every Tuesday at 7 pm, Clara Frick cycles out of the dorms with a large dark-blue case on her back. She feels the case get heavier until she arrives at the cultural centre CREA where she sits down in the half circle of chairs and prepares her violin for a three-hour-long orchestra practice. Clara is a second-year Science major at AUC … Continue reading Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

Meet AUC Veteran Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara

Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara was there when it all began.Teaching political science at AUC since 2009, she is now a core faculty member and tutor. Get to know more about Dr. Cohen de Lara, her thoughts on AUC, and her recently published book, “Back to the Core: Rethinking Core Texts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe”.

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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

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

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

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

Christina Maat Demonstrates True Olympic Spirit Despite Career Setback

By Lara Neervoort and Ivana Solar — Amsterdam University College students often complain about deadlines and the workload of their honours program, but how would they feel about combining their studies with an intensive training schedule to compete at the Olympic Games? 21-year old science major Christina Maat had this experience first-hand up until half a year ago, successfully combining her studies at AUC with … Continue reading Christina Maat Demonstrates True Olympic Spirit Despite Career Setback