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It was a hectic week with a tram shooting that made Utrecht world news and elections that shook the political landscape. These events did not go unnoticed at the UU either. In this newsletter, DUB shares the most remarkable articles and blogs. For a complete overview of our news and articles,
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Threat level 5: resigned atmosphere, despite maddening rumours
The shooting incident in the tram also affected the University. The eighteenth of March was a day full of uncertainty, waiting and discomfort. A recap. Read more

‘Volkert, where are you?’, UU teacher threatened after Facebook post
A UU Humanities teacher has been threatened on social media. After the Provincial Council elections he posted on Facebook the words: ‘Volkert, where are you?’ The UU denounces the statement and has decided to place the employee on involuntary leave. Read more

Baudet: ‘We’re being undermined by our universities’
Forum for Democracy is the biggest victor of the Provincial Council elections. This makes Thierry Baudet’s party the biggest party in the Senate, along with the VVD. What are Forum for Democracy’s plans for higher education? Read more

University Library workplaces only for UU students again in exam period
The Executive Board will come forward with a proposal in the coming month to make this policy permanent. Read more

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How do we fix the gap between ‘Dutchies’ and international students?
Many international students experience a great distance between themselves and the Dutch students at the university. What causes this, and what can be done about it? DUB looked into it.  Read more

Patronising behaviour: Let’s try to understand each other a little better
Some students and employees don’t feel free to say what they want. Professor Lars Tummers calls for more debate: "We have to be open to other people’s opinions, even if you don’t agree with them.” Read more

‘I prefer to look at diversity policy as an attempt to do something positive’
The UU project plan ‘Inflow and selection’ of the Taskforce Diversity caused quite a lot of mayhem. Twitter filled with criticism, and questions were asked in parliament. A reaction of two board members. Read more

Women and men not yet equal in science
They get just a little bit less budget for travelling, spend less time on research, and get more temporary contracts; small differences that, added up, ensure inequality between men and women in science is still very much present. Read more

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University broadens selection of healthy snacks at Utrecht Central Station
Fruit and vegetable snacks are now for sale on the initiative of UU health psychologists. It is an attempt to make people eat healthier, says Professor Denise de Ridder, who heads the Self-Regulation Lab. Read more

Rubber duck racing in the canal for charity
video During the RAG week, UU students raise money to benefit two charities. One of the events that drew a lot of attention was the duck race. Read more

Newspaper NRC: Uithoflijn tram costs 64 million euros per kilometre
The Uithoflijn tram is the most expensive tram track in the world. This statement of structural engineer Wolfgang Spier has been checked by newspaper NRC. Read more

Bus 12 more and more crowded during morning rush hour
The number of passengers getting on bus 12 to De Uithof from Utrecht Central Station in the mornings has increased by over 10 percent in the past three years. Read more

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