University Activism at AUC: Should We Follow the Irish Example?

By Helen Conway 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. —Upon arriving at AUC as an exchange student from Dublin, I was unsurprised to … Continue reading University Activism at AUC: Should We Follow the Irish Example?

Interval training on a broomstick: Quidditch taking off in the Netherlands

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 Interval training on a broomstick: Quidditch taking off in the Netherlands

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

Student council testing new course evaluation and class representatives

Over the past weeks the AUC Student Council (AUCSC) has been piloting a new course evaluation procedure that would enable students to more actively shape how their courses are being taught. The idea is that each course elects two representatives from their ranks who throughout the semester collect and convey feedback directly to their course teachers or their respective heads of studies. This way, the student council hopes to give the students a more significant voice regarding the contents and requirements of their studies. Continue reading Student council testing new course evaluation and class representatives

[LIVE BLOG] 2017 AUCSA Election Debate: As It Happens

Sophia Hengelbrok and Nina Klaff Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of the AUCSA Election Debate on Wednesday May 3.  Below you will find continuously updated and time-stamped coverage of the Debate. 18:03-The Election Commission opens the debate and introduce themselves and their role in the election process. There are snacks in the back. 18:05- It is announced that Resident Assistant Jan Willem will lead the debate 18:05- Jan … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 2017 AUCSA Election Debate: 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

Will AUC three-peat at this year’s UCSRN tournament?

On April 22, all Dutch University Colleges will come together in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with the goal of taking home the grand prize in this year’s UCSRN tournament. To win the trophy, they will compete in disciplines ranging from conventional team sports to baking or chess. The stakes are high:Will AUC be able to win for the third time in a row? The Herring talked to three participants about their experience of the lead-up up to the big day. Continue reading Will AUC three-peat at this year’s UCSRN tournament?