Tag: elections

Dear International Students

By Tallie Nikitchyuk   Hey international students! You, yes, you. Where are you on the election posters? Why aren’t you seeing yourselves welcoming our newbies in an over-the-top Introweek costume, saving the academic day in a crisp blue blazer, serving up delicious food and drinks in the purple heart of our community, or sharing the…

The PoLaw European Election Debate: A Successful Evening of Critical Thinking and Political Discussion

by Amélie Snijders On Thursday evening, the 25th of April, the political and law society of UCR (PoLaw) invited five candidates for the European elections to come and defend their party’s views. The debate was a mix of cultural values and freedoms with a critical but enthusiastic audience. The event was an impressive display of what student…

To Run or not to Run?

By Sara Bartl Election season is approaching, and some might wonder if running is worth the effort. We asked a few students about their ‘big board’ experiences. What they expected, what they got, and if they would run again. Maike de Haas, HAC When I tell people that I am the Secretary of the Housing…

Democracy at Home

Student Opinions on the Upcoming Municipal Elections By Natalie Burduli Spring is slowly making its way to our small and cozy city of Middelburg. The arrival of (hopefully) warmer temperatures also marks four years since the last municipal elections. The Dutch political system consists of three layers of administration: the national, regional, and local. Municipal…

AAC Election Statements

The time has come for AAC elections! The Board of Studies position is open, with three candidates in the running… Make sure to vote between Thursday the 23rd and Monday the 27th of November, following the email instructions sent out by the AAC. Students of all semesters are welcome to vote! Tony Holman  Hiya! My…

The French Elections: What You Need To Know

2017 has been a year of feared elections. After the American elections and Brexit, the European elections were expected to be a battle between the established power and the far-right movements. And so far, it has been. The Dutch elections last month were the first in a series of feared elections, and many were relieved…

Maike de Haas for HAC Secretary

Can you introduce yourself? Yes I can! I am Maike, I’m from Delft, and I’m nineteen years old. I am majoring in Law and Politics, and I’m in my fourth semester right now. What position are you running for? I’m running for Secretary for the HAC. Why are you running for this position? Well this…

Jelle Hubertse for RASA Chair

Election season is here! The first posters are appearing on campus and there are whispers in the streets of who might run for what coveted big board position. For the first election interview of the season, Tabula Rasa’s Eden sits down with Jelle Hubertse. Can you introduce yourself? I’m Jelle Hubertse and I’m 19 years…

UCR Votes: We All Want Jesse

And Dutch voters reject the Wilders movement The UCR Votes project started in the sociology class “New Social and Political Movements”, taught by professor Vazquez. For this course, all students have to set up an outreach project. The idea was to raise political awareness amongst UCR students – not that we lack political opinions at…

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