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Entries for May 2010

"I'm not planning to go back to Germany"

"I'm not planning to go back to Germany"

She doesn’t know if she is elected. Not yet. Irenah Klink, a second-year European Law with a minor in Dutch law, was second on the list for the university council for NovUM. “Now we have four seats in the council. It’s not sure we will gain the same amount in this election. My personal goal is to get more transparency. I want that the student know ...

“She has violated the boy’s privacy”

The interview with the only survivor of the air crash in Tripoli – the nine-year-old boy Ruben – has cost Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf thousands of subscribers (670,000 copies a day). Many people were very critical about the press coverage – not only by De Telegraaf but also by other Dutch media – of the accident that killed 103 people, including 7...

Otaku by Joost Vandecasteele

“So what?” What would your answer to this question be? “I don’t know.” Maybe: “What do you mean?” Or: “Yes, what about it?” Belgian performer Joost Vandecasteele explores the different answers to this question in his show Otaku. In his search for the right response, he uses predictions, graphs, different opinions and perspectives, known facts and –...

Jo Ritzen wants to be Euro MP

Jo Ritzen, President of the Executive Board, would like to become a member of the European Parliament. He said this in an interview with the newspaper Trouw this weekend, in which he looked backed on his career. Having been asked what he was going to do when his contract with the UM expires (beginning of 2011), he answered: “I have always felt that...

Are things really what they seem?

Right from the first page, The Little Stranger promises to be a gripping tale. And indeed it is – sometimes even a chilling one. The Welsh author Sarah Waters (1966) is known for locating her stories against well-documented historical backdrops; this tale takes place in the post-war period. The Little Stranger is about an upper-class family living...

Laptop use

The use of laptops during the tutorials at Law has led to very few complaints from tutors. An evaluation at the Faculty of Law has shown that tutors are reasonably neutral to positive about these devices. The use of laptops is allowed during most of the blocks. Students find it handy, especially when taking and ordering their notes and because of ...

Dealing with internationalisation

Maastricht University calls itself the most international university in the Netherlands. But what is international? If there are loads of German and Belgian students? Karlijn Jans, master's student at the European Law School, explored “the state of internationalisation” among forty or so universities and schools of professional education in the Net...
Making friends and gaining a new perspective

Making friends and gaining a new perspective

“Reconsider your privileges and let go of your beliefs.” This is the advice that Wannes Lint, president of the United Nations Student Association (UNSA), gives in his speech at the opening ceremony of the EuroMUN 2010, at the MECC on Wednesday 5 May. According to Lint, putting yourself in the shoes of people from another country, without holding on...

“Make love, not war”

“Make love, not war”

The Drama Committee of the study association for European Studies, Concordantia, this week presented the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, written by Aristophanes three times. The show, which is organised, acted and directed by students, tells the story of a woman, Lysistrata, desperately seeking to end the war between Athens and Sparta. She convinc...

From Aachen to Maastricht

I am a German student studying in Maastricht but living in Aachen. Furthermore, I do not get the Dutch OV-card, with which Dutch students can travel free of charge during the week or during the weekend. However, I am gravely dependent on daily bus travel with the bus company Veolia from Aachen main station to Maastricht main station (there is no di...

Intercambio

Your Spanish is as good as your German is bad. But you still want to study business administration in Berlin for half a year. What to do? Strike a deal with a German student who wants to learn Spanish! This can be done on the SBE student council website, accessible via Eleum. The new initiative of students of economics and business administration i...

"The Dutch are more informal"

"The Dutch are more informal"

Wat vind jij typisch Nederlands? “Consensus zoeken”, says Frederike Kaltheuner in Dutch. She is 22, a second-year student at the University College and a member of the University Council for student party NovUM. “In the beginning I was surprised; it seemed all quite harmonious between the council and the board. It took some time for me to underst...

“My brain is exploding”

If you thought that illustrated books were a paragon of childhood exclusivity, think again. Maira Kalman, a Tel Aviv-born, New York-raised illustrator and designer has, indeed, illustrated many a children’s book. But her drawings have also graced the cover of The New Yorker more than once, recognisable always for their colourful, swirly style; and ...