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Not all students are darlings, even in Wageningen. The fact that I regularly cannot sleep because our Ceres neighbours have come up with some or other earplug-resistant club track ...
Column: Absolute low point
Sometimes you know for sure that it can’t get any worse. The sign with ‘wage ningen’, ‘campus’ and ‘welcome’ was one such absolute low point for me. But I was wrong.
I never skived as a student. Not once. I do now, regularly. I am ashamed of it so to compensate, I am fairly open about it. If someone asks what I’m going to do on a skive-day, I j...
I raise my hand awkwardly. ‘Sorry,’ I say, ‘But I don’t know anyone from this group in Wageningen.’ I go a bit red in the face. The activist who had asked me to look for a talented...
Column: Reporting a stolen bike
Resource columnist Stijn van Gils tries to help an international student to report the theft of her bike. A Kafkaesque situation ensues.
Column: Hora est
Nerve-wracked, I follow PhD candidate Lysanne. I take a deep breath. The registrar taps the ground with her stick. What do I have to do now? I look at the other paranymph and copy ...
Column: Post-Panama science
My colleagues and I don’t dodge taxes. We just count nematodes, aphids or bacteria and try to write a nice article about them. That’s because we are ordinary people who just want t...
Column: wage ningen
Of course there are worse things—climate change, IS, discrimination—but sometimes it’s nice to get wound up about a minor matter. I used to be able do that with the bike bridge nea...
Column: Makeshift career
Asscher says the situation is not that bad when you look at the number of ‘makeshift contracts’ in academia. The Social Affairs minister made inquiries and the universities told hi...
My heart races when I think about the manuscript I have submitted. That one comma and that strange word choice – should I have changed them? ‘No!’ I tell myself out loud, ‘It is go...