Merger of UM and MSM
Picture of mismanagement, conflicts of interest and favors of friends - ministry asks for clarification
News & Background
Human Resource Policy
Recognition and Rewards
Stress at UM
Columns & Opinion
Mindel van de Laar
Letter from the editor
The paper in PDF
Advertisement and Paarltjes
“Why bother having fun?”
How could I make time 'for myself' when so many other things and people needed my attention?
The doctor's white coat and mental health
"Be mentally prepared to deal with the onslaught of emerging mental health problems"
Beating Goodhart’s Law
Just five weeks in, this student has discovered a fundamental pitfall of management
Is UM supporting neurodiverse students during the pandemic?
"I especially struggled with online learning"
The voice of the teacher
I am reminded again that what I say may not be what my students hear
Presume Positive Intent
You’ll be slapped back over and over until you find a safe place, cozily inside the perimeter of your job description
Sometimes you don’t know you are sick until you take the medicine and experience relief of symptoms
I’m Never Going to See You Again
People often feel uncomfortable about death and how to communicate with their loved one
Significance of a wave during a pandemic
"A seemingly innocent occurrence recently triggered me to reflect on this word"
A Post-Covid Renaissance
Did the scholars in the fall of 1350 also worry about their next grant proposal when the Black Death started retreating from Europe?
Starving for Future
I don’t think a hunger strike is our last option or even an effective one
Spoken from the heart
Ellen Krijnen about the bilingual UM
Why I am anonymous
December 19 was #gendercriticalcomingoutday on Twitter, and GC people were invited to break anonymity. I refrained.
Anger is often counterproductive for the promotion of an inclusive climate
Expert by experience and student Kyran Kuijpers on ‘women menstruate’
The louder the screams for freedom of speech, the less some people are being heard
Philosopher Maarten Doorman about woke, cancel culture and various voices
‘Evidence based’ policy is in fact ‘value based’
Does a mask reduce corona virus transmission?
The housing market is sick and we need a cure very quick
"The university is a blessing for the city. No discussion about it. Yet, the city is failing to recognise this fact"
Opinion: “Renovation of the current laboratory animal centre is an absurd concept”
“Managers need to be more creative and not just look at the cost”
Opinion: Culture-Up, Maastricht!
"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?
Letter from the editor
And then our website went down
Who was behind the attack? We have no idea
See you next year
I signed out of my email, put my phone on silent
“Feel the fear, and go for it anyway!”
They prefer to remain anonymous. They’re afraid of being called racist, sexist, transphobic and whatnot
Change the article, or else…
We clearly disagree, which is fine. But using aggressive language and threats to make your point is unacceptable
No, you can’t publish that article
“I want to know you’re OK"
Not as rational as we like to think
I don’t want that at all, purely from an emotional point of view
A piece of cake – or so I thought
It’s probably the flu, he said. It’s COVID, everyone on the team thought
Oh no – a positive COVID test!
Let’s hope that social distancing and fresh air did the job
An ordinary Monday
She has a bad cold, probably caught at a faculty council meeting where coughing and sniffling people were equally welcome
I confess: it is guesswork
We don’t want to share the pie, we want a bigger pie
Goodbye, Martin. We wish you all the best.
A lovely student house
A friend had called her: 'say, would you be willing to temporarily house two students?'