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Does being a strong woman while leading, equal 'feminist leadership'?
Brave sports players
It seems that staying healthy and being socially engaged is less essential for women than it is for men
Wedding ring gone
As a symbol, it’s the anchor of my life
I am much more aware of how I live with the river
Who cares what you have to say?
When Observant asked me to continue writing columns for the upcoming year, I debated what I should say
Confessions of a Columnist
Writing is Suffering
Americovision Song Contest
Forums that bring nation-states together to wrangle out their differences in song is a great idea.
"No longer do I have to hunt for my passport in its ‘secure’ hiding place or scrub last conference’s mayonnaise stains from my presentation blouse"
Quarantine turned me into a grandma
"Has Covid made me that friend that shows up at parties with homemade cookies and is leaving before 11 pm?"
"My favorite desk, a grey Steelcase table, I found in that warehouse"
Time to Open Up
Incidental coughing, is that a symptom?
Is economics a religion?
What if economics is less objective than is commonly presupposed?
"UM should take the role of protector of the city's historic heritage"
The Peter Principle and the Promotion of Incompetence
"Getting paired with a nice, competent boss should not be left to luck"
Opinion article: A call for proposals, now also in education!
Opinion: Unequal distribution of Covid-19 vaccination
Daniël van den Hove: “It is up to us, the professors, to set a good example”
Opinion: When are you a scientist?
“The students at Bogazici University will resist Erdogan”
Response to debate about what it means to be a scientist
On being a scientist: is it a lifestyle or a 9-5-job?
“Some aspects of Trumpism are here to stay”
Greta has shown: everybody can make a difference
“Rarely have Americans felt so misunderstood by their fellow Americans”
Sabic, it’s your mess that we are cleaning up
Letter from the editor
Misconduct, rudeness and tutors’ accents
There is a certain group of students who complain about everything.
Every disadvantage has its advantage
It’s a cliché, but it’s true
They were soaked to the skin, and they only just managed to save the laptop, the printer and the stack of Observant copies from the rain
The first girl in the family to go to university
The fact that she hadn’t been allowed to become a teacher, she found painful even when she was ninety
New website: Together we know more than on our own
“Observant, don’t give the stage to that man”