EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

By Edivaldo McEnroe – Projections indicate that Dutch voter turnout will improve in the upcoming European parliamentary elections, on May 23. However, there are concerns with the mobilisation of non-Dutch EU citizens, including those at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Historically, European elections have suffered from low voter turnout, a fact that has provided fuel for the eurosceptics who argue that the EU is anti-democratic. In … Continue reading EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

By Jet de Vries – “For the Student Council of Amsterdam University College, with the high attendance rate of 28,89%, the chosen candidates are Valerie Heinz, Jael Kortekaas, Annemijn Ooms, Bart Knibbe, and Bluma Brecher,” announced the head of the Student Council elections committee of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) on Thursday, April 11. While the audience that had gathered in the ‘StudentenD0k’, the headquarters of … Continue reading Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

Women, Men, Heart Disease: AUC Professor Points to a Gap Between the Sexes

By Miles Henderson – Women have been playing catch-up in medical treatment for a long time. 50 years ago, radical mastectomies were the gold standard for women’s oncology, a taxing and unnecessary procedure in which the cancerous breast was removed, alongside the overlying skin and much of the muscle tissue beneath. Today, a new medical consensus provides several appropriate options for treating breast cancer that are … Continue reading Women, Men, Heart Disease: AUC Professor Points to a Gap Between the Sexes

Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

By Saga Norrby – On Friday night, March 29, 2019, Joshua Harry van der Kroft Glanzberg passed away at the age of 24, following an accident at the metro station near his home in Amsterdam. Josh was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, and a friend of many alumni and students of Amsterdam University College, from which he graduated in 2017. Josh was … Continue reading Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

Interview Without Words, Alexandra Brown

By Veerle Fanoy – Teacher Alexandra Brown in an interview on the ins and outs of teaching, her dissertation, and Amsterdam. Birthday: July 6 Education: Bachelor Religious Studies at University of Calgary; Masters Religious Studies McMaster University; PhD Anthropology at McMaster University. Previous jobs: selling children’s books; World Wildlife Fund; freelance writer; fellow at Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World; researcher at … Continue reading Interview Without Words, Alexandra Brown

Sexual Violence Workshops at AUC: Making Our Bubble Safer

By Sophie Sutherland – This week is Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Amsterdam University College, but efforts in the area are not limited to this week alone. In the months leading up to now, the student life officer, Lydia Roberts, and her graduate assistant, Claudia Dictus, have developed and held workshops on sexual violence with different parts of the student body. Roberts explained that the … Continue reading Sexual Violence Workshops at AUC: Making Our Bubble Safer

At Protest for a Better Education System, a Noticeable Lack of Students

By Rosalie Dielesen – On March 15, 40 000 protesters came together in The Hague at the Malieveld to demonstrate for a better education system. While the grassfield was teeming with teachers, students were largely conspicuous by their absence. This was an unusual protest for pedagogy because all levels of the education system decided to strike on the same day. There were around 2000 primary schools, … Continue reading At Protest for a Better Education System, a Noticeable Lack of Students