Back to list All Articles Archives Search RSS Terug naar lijst Alle artikelen Archieven Zoek RSS

Entries for February 2014

Student party shut down prematurely

Student party shut down prematurely

MAASTRICHT. The Maastricht police closed down a student party on the Ruttensingel prematurely last Saturday after complaints about noise. The one hundred to one hundred and fifty partygoers, mainly German students, were sent home. Sometimes the police only give a warning and the party can continue after the music has been turned down. This time, h...

Free wireless Internet access on Vrijthof

Free wireless Internet access on Vrijthof

MAASTRICHT. Since this week, everyone can have free Internet access, with WhatsApp, e-mail or Facebook on the Vrijthof. The Maastricht city council, Vodafone and MUMC+ launched this one-year experiment last Tuesday. The project costs 100 thousand euro (50 thousand for the city, the remainder being shared between the other two partners). Maastricht ...

University has more fans on Facebook than students

MAASTRICHT. The number of fans of the Maastricht University Facebook page has grown considerable over a period of almost two years. Whereas the number was only 8,135 in May 2012, it is now almost 21 Thousand.

SBE wins Debating Championship

MAASTRICHT. The School of Business and Economics students Evert Minh and Christoph Giesen have won the second Maastricht University Debating Championship (and a trophy). After several workshops and the semi-finals, four teams (from UCM, SBE, FASoS and Law) made it to the grand final last Thursday in the Student Service Centre (SSC). The theme of th...

Private tutoring

Hi everyone! I'm offering private tutoring for QM1, QM2 and QM3, I have an engineering background and experience with teaching to IB and SBE students in Maastricht. Just PM me for details and contact information!
Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 12 March 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.facebook...

Being responsible and having fun

Being responsible and having fun

MAASTRICHT. Enjoy your drinks, but be responsible. This was the message spread by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) last Tuesday 18 February at their ‘Responsible Party’ at Café Cliniq. However, little of that message was to be seen when entering the bar around nine that evening. Instead, everybody was enjoying an international dinner,...

Friends

Friends

Valentines’ day:  I sit on my friend’s bed in her room as she changes clothes after a shower. It’s only 8pm we’ve almost finished a bottle of wine between us.   We begin to talk about how compared to our friends at home, we haven’t seen many of our Maastricht friends naked. My friend, whilst inexpertly ...

SBE satisfied about pilot exam fraud

SBE satisfied about pilot exam fraud

MAASTRICHT. The School of Business and Economics (SBE) looks back with satisfaction on its trial project using metal detectors to combat exam fraud. The test took place on 24 January during the Quantitative Methods 3 exam in the Mecc. Economics will continue to use the equipment in the future to detect mobile phones in the toilet facilities, said d...

Mensa transformation

MAASTRICHT. The mensa, the university restaurant, on Universiteitssingel 40 is to undergo a metamorphosis this summer. Caterer Albron intends to introduce a new concept, called ‘Kitchen’. The traditional restaurant with all kinds of products, varying from a salmon roll and a plate of noodles to a Snickers bar or a can of Fristi, is...

An eye for detail

An eye for detail

Who: Harro van Lente, professor of Philosophy occupying an endowed chair for Sustainable Development at ICIS Book: Saturday, Ian McEwan (2005) Target group: Students of ICIS
Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 26 February 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.faceb...

Lack of critical thinking

Lack of critical thinking

MAASTRICHT. Students at the School of Business and Economics have expressed disappointment at the lack of critical thinking during their curricula. Therefore, the student members of the Faculty Council have proposed the introduction of a course on the history of economics. “If we do not know the history of economics, we are doomed to reproduc...

Inkom theme announced

MAASTRICHT. ‘Enjoy the ride’ is the theme for Inkom 2014. The Inkom Working Group revealed the theme last Friday, during their annual Ragweek drink, showing a clip containing all kinds of ‘rides’, from roller coasters to downhill skiing. “First-year students embark upon a new chapter in their lives,” says chairpe...

Pending coffees

Reason #1 why Australian Homemade Maastricht will make you even more happy in 2014: From today on, we introduced the "Pending Coffee".
Analysis of a complicated article

Analysis of a complicated article

MAASTRICHT. Safeguarding existing catalogues of human rights and fundamental freedoms, that is what article 53 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is about. In short: member states may always provide their inhabitants with more protection in their own constitution than in the EU Charter, but never less. But does the fact that...

Slow dating

My newspaper reported about the immense popularity of Tinder, the hetero version of the dating App for gay mayors: Grindr. I’m not a user; the fact that one of my (offline) dates in the past successfully evolved into a steady partnership -including reproduction- may add to this. And I’m not a fan either. First, online dating is full of...

European employers appreciate experience abroad, but don’t overdo it

MAASTRICHT. A survey shows that employers prefer candidates who have studied abroad for a while. But those who have completed their entire study abroad, are a little less popular.
Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 19 February 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.faceb...

Growing up in a traditional society

Growing up in a traditional society

Who: Harry Oosterhuis, historian at Arts and Social Sciences Film: The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke (2009) Target group: students of Arts and Social Sciences
Stuff that everybody left behind

Stuff that everybody left behind

Come on people and have some fun on a wonderful Saturday with cake and lovely warm drinks… We have so much stuff to give! Love & see you there, The Ullies
Researcher’s fifteen seconds of fame

Researcher’s fifteen seconds of fame

MAASTRICHT. Can you trust journalists? A researcher who is not used to dealing with the media, can become quite nervous about a newspaper, radio, or TV interview. The fear that the research project will not be presented well or is even distorted, is often huge, say the writers of Prepare for 15 seconds of fame. Media contacts for researchers.

Coming home

Not even a week ago I was in Tokyo, stressing about my finals. Now, I find myself back in my usual UCM tutorials, leading discussions and making problem statements. It’s a really weird feeling, rolling right back into life as I knew it in Maastricht. Mostly it’s good, seeing friends and family again and getting some of the food I’...

Oh, Say Can You See

Oh, Say Can You See

A myth about America’s discovery suggests that although the smaller boats in which the Europeans approached were quite conspicuous, the massive ships anchored on the horizon were largely invisible to the Native Americans. Knowing something amiss, so goes the myth, a Shaman or Chief stares into the distance for many hours until the ships final...

Memory is a reconstruction

Memory is a reconstruction

Who: Ewout Meijer, Forensic Psychologist Film: Waltz with Bashir, Ari Folman Target group: students of Psychology
Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 12 February 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.faceb...

Pathé Maastricht closed

Pathé Maastricht closed

MAASTRICHT. The Pathé cinema on the Wilhelminasingel is going to close at the beginning of March. The lease contract is about to expire and the cinema chain and the owner could not agree on a flexible contract to bridge the time until the cinema has moved to a new location. According to Pathé, the present building is outdated. For that reason the c...

Maastricht University Confessions

Maastricht University Confessions

“I buy cheap bike locks and lock other people’s bikes...”

Six months jail for threatening students

MAASTRICHT. A man was sentenced to six months imprisonment in Maastricht for threatening two female members of the student association KoKo. He must also pay them compensation. According to the court, the man found a photograph album of the student association, which also contained telephone numbers and addresses. He sent explicit text messages in...

How many protrusions does this cell have?

How many protrusions does this cell have?

MAASTRICHT. Few people will have heard about the Kleefstra syndrome. It is a combination of a mental disability and autism. The illness was discovered in Nijmegen, at the Radboud University a few of years ago. The Maastricht molecular life sciences alumna Marise van de Molengraft was allowed to take part in the research project during her final tra...