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

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

From Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner: The Journey of Katherine DeWitt

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. By Saga Norrby — Many are the students of academia who have at least once considered dropping out … Continue reading From Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner: The Journey of Katherine DeWitt

Seeing Things in Colours with Gerrol Hoogvliets

By Saga Norrby — “We can do this…”, Gerrol Hoogvliets said and put his hands at the sides of his eyes, creating blinds on himself, “…and follow our own road, not looking back, not looking around us. I never do that. I always look around me. I always see what’s happening. That’s why my colours are working with me. I see things in colours. You know, … Continue reading Seeing Things in Colours with Gerrol Hoogvliets

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

Kit’s Click With Everything

By Andrew Kambel – Kitsanin Thankyakulsajja is busy. He explains that he doesn’t have a lot of time for this interview since he is playing volleyball in a few moments. This week, he has to serve food for eight people, wake up early in the morning to buy cooking supplies at Hanos, an international wholesale market, and make sure that he planned his school work … Continue reading Kit’s Click With Everything