By Anja Hermann Welcome to Zeeland! You made it to this distant “village” known as Middelburg near the edge of Europe, whether you took a 2-3 hour journey via the NS train, a ride in your parent’s car or took … Continue reading Trials and Tribulations of the First Semester
Sustainable Consumption A discussion with Christine Leedy By Elisabeth Boon Christine Leedy is a freelance worker at UCR who offers individual guidance and workshops in study skills and writing. She is also a Dru yoga and meditation teacher, and enjoys … Continue reading Print Edition II: Interview with Christine Leedy
By Jacob Hepkema Want to know what a Master’s student’s life in Utrecht is like? If so, please do read on. I graduated this spring, and just started (in September 2017) with the two-year research Master’s programme Molecular & Cellular … Continue reading Master’s Programmes in Utrecht: What to Expect (And Some Sciency Stuff)
Jade Suzarte The decision to leave University College Roosevelt for another university was not easy. After one year living in the ever-lovely Middelburg, all other universities seemed slightly unwelcoming. However, I knew I had to move, since my track was … Continue reading From Middy to Mokum
By Anna Den Hollander, Noga Amiri and Gerjanne Hoek. Monday evening, 22 students met in C20 to discuss the strategic plan with Managing Director Jorrit Sneijder, and our Dean Bert van den Brink. As we students were only let in … Continue reading The UCR Strategic Plan Discussion Evening – a Summary
By Faye Bovelander Last week, our Dean, Bert van den Brink, and Managing Director, Jorrit Snijder, released the Strategic Plan UCR, 2017-2021 to the UCR community. This document contains the strategic agenda for the upcoming four years, specifying policy lines … Continue reading A Critical Perspective on the Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Tabula RASA is kicking off the new semester with a short series of articles written by students that did something cool this summer. Volunteering, an internship, a cool job; there are so many ways in which people from UCR spend … Continue reading Summerbreak Series #1 Digging for the truth: Waterloo Uncovered
What does winning the Utrecht University Outstanding Teacher Award mean to you? Well, it is certainly a great honour to be recognised for the work. Especially in academia, where recognition is very important. However, I do also realise that, like … Continue reading Professor Karas about his Utrecht University Outstanding Teacher Award
With this dissertation, we would like to raise our voices for a very common disorder on which rests an unspeakable taboo: Academia. This Intellectually Transmittable Disease (ITD) is relatively unknown, but affects many of us, as it is easily transmitted … Continue reading Academia: A Tormenting Taboo
Have you ever wondered who deals with your exchange/IRP/additional semester requests? Who is responsible for all tuition fee payments? Who makes sure that broken lights are being changed? It’s the UCR staff! We don’t always realize it, but UCR consists … Continue reading Meet the team #2 – Huib Hubregtse
The yearly Veritas Forum is an almost established phenomenon at UCR, but for the few who have not been around that long, an introduction is appropriate. The Veritas-forum is an international organisation concerned with hosting forums on college campuses about … Continue reading When Worldviews Collide: Courageous Conversations at The Veritas Forum 2017
3 reasons why you can’t miss out on the next Public Sphere Event Put the words ‘strategic agenda, deliberative conference and future prospects’ in one email and you will have me doing my best to keep my mouse from … Continue reading Students and Faculty Roast Own University for the Greater Good
In anticipation of the upcoming event called “The Public Sphere” I have decided to finally write down the issues I have with UCR. I am not usually the person to speak up in public debates, as I realize my ideas … Continue reading A Critical Review of the Dean’s Seven Questions
These students tried to take notes during a history class, but what appeared on the board will shock you! Forget Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night’s Watch, forget Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring. The Dutch master painters of the Golden … Continue reading The Van Gent Experience
On the 24th of August we all got an email that caused immediate uproar on Facebook. The email outlined that budget cuts are upon us. Bigger classes, less courses, possibly more tuition fees and students; it all sounds rather overwhelming. … Continue reading Repositioning UCR: Setbacks, mistakes, and a rescue plan with great consequences.
Policy Change by the Roosevelt Institute at UCR By Marte Nooijen & Annick Wijnstra On the 21st of April this year, Middelburg will welcome the five laureates of the Four Freedoms. The most prominent laureate is Angela Merkel, the Chancellor … Continue reading “Government is Ourselves”
By Aimah Moiz IntRoweeks have always been exhilarating. But no past IntRoweek could even come close to the Spring IntRoweek 2015 as RASA finally took advantage of Franklin’s Gothic exterior and Theatra’s eerie practice room, and decided to convert the … Continue reading Welcome to Hogwarts!
From left to right: Bram Jaarsma (AC member), Henriëtte Hoogervorst (SC member), Daniël Janssen (AC Chair; EB member), Tessa van Hoorn (SC member; EB Secretary), Bob van de Mortel (AC member), Janine de Jong (SC member), Haris Kalic (SC … Continue reading The UCSRN: Connecting University Colleges
By: Marijn Thijs It is one of those topics that students generally love to hate: the Language Requirement. Commonly, students have a hard time completing this requirement in time or are not motivated to do so. Many have also failed … Continue reading The Language Requirement: A benefit to your UCR career?
By Tsjalline Boorsma (Section Editor) Sunday afternoon in the Stadsschouwburg Middelburg. Members of the Gala Team are running around with microphones and program booklets. That evening, long gone alumni would return to Middelburg from all corners of the world. Highly … Continue reading The 10th Anniversary Gala: a Reunion of Generations of UCR-Talent