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Who has been crowned the new mayor of Wageningen?

Wageningen municipality council has nominated Floor Vermeulen for the vacancy of mayor. The 36 year old VVD politician is currently deputy in South-Holland. Now you may wonder what does someone from the other side of the country and member of a liberal party do in this democrat stronghold? The last few councils have been dominated […]

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Saturday Market: Ginger and lemons, the new Wageningen superfood!

While some of you left Wageningen when Covid-19 hit, others stayed and often looked forward to Saturdays to wander around the market and share a social moment with long-lost friends. The retailers at the Wageningen market did notice that less students come to the market compared to pre-Covid times. In fact, they’ve noticed a lot […]

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Saturday Market: There’s something fishy going on!

It’s a lazy Saturday, the weather is amazing and you are ready to go to the one and only Saturday market! You arrive at Raadhuisplein, and decide to take it easy by having a small coffee with a French croissant, and enjoy a nice walk in the park – it is the weekend after all. […]

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Tom(23) thinks he is an activist because he commented on Facebook

When Covid-19 hit and governmental restrictions made it increasingly difficult to stand up for resistance, at first Tom was afraid it would stop him from being activist. Until yesterday, because yesterday Tom commented on Facebook. “It was a post on the US elections” Tom says. “I read the comments of people that said that Trump […]

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Conflicting Interests – An investigation into scientific transparency

The time that scientists were figuring out how gravity works or whether the earth spins around the sun or the other way around is over. The academic institutions of yesteryear have changed dramatically, professors are no longer the unquestioned top of the scientific society – now they have to fight for research funding. The Dutch […]

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XR ‘welcomes’ Upfield to WUR

Thursday, July 2nd: As we speak, a student meeting of Extinction Rebellion (XR) is held in the Atlas building to discuss the transparency of ties of WUR with corporations. This after the recent announcement of multinational Upfield opening up an office at campus. Especially the lack of transparency and democracy are being examined. As is […]

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Ode to Brightspace

by Caroline Herman Apocalyps Thursday the 12th of march, I was sitting in the library in the evening, studying for my exam the day after. At 7pm I got a mail in my WUR inbox, telling me that my exam was going to be in the evening at 6.30 instead of 8.30 in the morning, because […]

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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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