VeSte clarifies: Written agreement with student association was one-time event

VeSte clarifies: Written agreement with student association was one-time event

In response to the article posted last week on this site, in which was claimed that VeSte used contracts to assure themselves from the support of student associations, VeSte tells us that they can’t find themselves in the image that has been created. It was neither a contract nor have documents of this sort have […]

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Ring road around campus – Six alternatives explained

In the recent report on the new road around campus, six routes were proposed to race around campus. Because many of you probably could not tell the difference between the six alternatives, we describe here what makes every route so special. Which variant would you choose?

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Student Party VeSte: We support your interests. If you sign the contract.

Student associations sign a contract that forces them to support VeSte.

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Liberation Day Paper Arrived.

In honor of liberation day, a special edition of the Wageningen Herald was brought out today. Content: A history of 5th of May in Wageningen. A recipe for brownies. Freedom and corona in Serbia. A cartoon, a poem, city science, an anecdote and not much more! (because it is only a small paper!) Read it […]

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Bring back a sense of humanity to our university.

We carry on at our normal study pace in these absurd times. Wouldn’t it be better to take a breath and maybe think about how to do this online learning thing properly first? No, WUR thinks not.

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Some sympathy for Idealis

Many students reacted outraged and emotional to housing cooperation Idealis who, as they and all housing corporations do every year, raised their rent with about 5€ a month. They accused Idealis for being insensitive to the corona crisis and its effect on students who now lost their job and are not able to pay their […]

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New crowdfunding campaign for student housing monopoly holder

Owner of 5000 rooms in Wageningen feels very sorry for raising rent. An opinion piece We received some sad news from Idealis in our mailbox the other day. They don’t know where the future will go and have a hard time making the ends meet. But it is not like Idealis to just sit still […]

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Please help poor students pay WUR! Donate to the WUR fund.

To help those students with a difficult financial situation, WUR started a crowdfunding campaign. In all their generosity the multi-million company WUR offers the possibility for you, a student that is living on government loans and frozen pizza, to pay for their tuition fees. We slightly rewrote the original crowdfunding text. Additions are marked. We […]

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Keep distance

A cartoon by Dominique Rooks.

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THE Wageningen HERALD

Quarantine News For Wageningen

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Exceptional Achievements of Professors well awarded!

According to the financial report of WUR, a professor holding a personal chair made 365.547 and a half euro in 2017 and that’s even more than the Dutch prime minister. How is this possible?

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The threat behind pursuing customer health with traffic light indicators

Many news and facts running through the digital World exist only because of the hype built around them. One recent hype that wanders around: Nutri-scores. Traffic light indicators that tell you which food is good and which is bad.

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Dutch parliament members question WUR’s collaboration with pesticide manufacturers

In response to an article published on news platform Follow the Money, members of parliament De Groot en Paternotte (D66) have filed questions regarding the independence and reliability of WUR’s research. They have officially asked for a response of both the Dutch ministers of agriculture and education.

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Muscular woman carries the world on burning Atlas building made out of bones

We tried to interpret Resource’s drawing accompanying this week’s article ‘What Should WUR Do About The Climate Crisis’ Let’s start by describing what we see and be careful not to upset anyone here: We see a woman carrying the world. We can tell it is a woman, because of the large breasts depicted. This woman […]

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WUR dialogues hijacked by presenter

What was supposed to be an easy night out in ‘The Spot’ ended up in a small drama, as a conversation was brutally kidnapped by a presenter. Bystanders described the conversation as friendly and interesting and always in a good mood, but critics mention it was naive to go out in the Spot at that […]

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New Building Syngenta Upcoming!

The years of Louise Fresco in the board of Unilever were not without merit. On campus we can now enjoy a state of the art research laboratory. However, the recent appointment of Louise Fresco to the board of directors at Syngenta leads to a new question: Where should we build the new Syngenta Office? The […]

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(Don’t) Come fly with me

We study and work at one of the greenest universities world-wide. In January this year, WUR was rated the greenest and most sustainable university in the world according to the GreenMetric ranking for the second year in a row. In the Dutch SustainaBUL competition for most sustainable (applied) univer-sity, WUR ranked second (after Eindhoven) in […]

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