Month: August 2019

House it going?

Depends, are you looking for a room?

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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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The life-changing journey?

Thesis writing… We all have to face it at some point, and whether we dread it or can’t wait for it, we all are caught by surprise at some point. A 6-month-long conversation on theses, based on true events; and all with a cynic’s advice to boot. The constant struggle between denial and fear of […]

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Louise Fresco

Louise Fresco: a literature review

One of the most heated and prevalent discussions in the hallways of this university is the communication from and positioning of the president of our board; Louise Fresco. The critique over Fresco’s position and actions lies in the debate over her links with big businesses and how she is strengthening the links between the university and these corporations.

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Wageningen and the Fifth of May:

A brief history of the story behind liberation

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Through the eyes of a city poet

There is no one better to teach us about the fundamental nature of Wageningen then it’s city poet. Ivanka de Ruijter is 25 years old and was born and raised in Wageningen. When studying Dutch Literature at university, she also started working at Boekhandel Kniphorst (the local book store) and fell in love with the […]

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The Wageningen model : lessons in education

Consider for a second what you value the most about education in Wageningen. Every single one of us may have a different answer but a sizeable portion would agree that it is quite a unique place. WUR has made a name for itself in the agricultural and environmental sciences and yet, if that is not […]

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The faces of activism @WUR

Young people, mostly students, are marching down the Hoogstraat in the city centre of Wageningen. It is Friday the 17 of May. Attracted by the chants and the noise, curious bystanders stick out their head from the shops and the windows. Some hail, some pant and laugh, some bring their children on the sidewalk and […]

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