An increasing number of Dutch universities will support the WOinActie demonstration on 14 December. And not just with words; some have given staff and students the day off. But critics say the RUG is all talk and no action.
A few months from now, the era of RUG president Sibrand Poppema, , will come to an end. Who will be his successor? A man? A woman? A scientist? A manager? Take this quiz to find your ideal candidate (some of them are real, others a little tongue in cheek).
The digital ballot boxes have opened and the campaign spectacle has started: this week, students can cast their votes for the university and faculty councils. But are people even all that interested in the elections?
De anatomietentoonstelling Real Human Bodies doet dit weekend Groningen aan. Die morbide fascinatie voor geprepareerde lichamen kent een lange traditie, weet Rina Knoeff. ‘Je wordt geconfronteerd met je eigen sterfelijkheid.’
A few former editors have gone to the media to accuse the Universiteitskrant (UK) of censorship. They also say they were fired because of their critical stance. The UK editorial staff staunchly disagrees with this. ‘The UK’s editorial independence is not at risk.’
On Monday, a large, colourful sign with the words ‘Rookvrije Generatie’ (‘Smoke-free Generation’) was placed in front of the Academy building. It symbolises the cigarette-free era the RUG wants to see.
Last Thursday, it was busy but fun at the Welcoming Ceremony held in the Oosterpoort venue. Approximately 2,300 hundred international students were welcomed with speeches, informational booths, and a drink.
A number of female employees of the RUG are bothered by the stickers on the bathroom doors of the brand-new Energy Academy at Zernike. The female figure is smaller than the male figure. ‘Visual repression,’ they say.