Intro '17 | Tuesday night, barbecue night22 August 2017
Gigantic numbers of sausages, chicken on skewers, hamburgers and mega bins of salads and sauces have been procured by Mathematics & Computer Science study association GEWIS for Tuesday night. GEWIS organized a barbecue for five hundred persons. Surely life was far easier for study association CHEOPS from the Built Environment, as they just rented a mobile French fries van. Their aims are identical, though: lay a sound foundation for a visit to Stratumseind.
The precise numbers of the GEWIS shopping list are still to be provided, but you can trust them to be substantial. It is an almost military operation to organize an Intro for 370 Intro kids at Mathematics & Computer Science. Behind the scenes everything has been arranged down to the last minute, as the Cursor editor is told. And apparently not one single minute can be spared to mail those desired numbers. The job to give every kid, plus 86 daddies and mummies and all the volunteers a proper meal is a Herculean effort.
All right, then let’s try our luck elsewhere. At CHEOPS there is a queue of around 120 Intro kids with their backs facing the tap stationed in front of the Matrix building. All of their noses are pointed in the direction of Vertigo, in front of which a baker of French fries is doing his best to fill all the stomachs.
At Simon Stevin dinner is finished and a cover band is creating a lovely atmosphere. On the ground are some half-empty bins of fancy salads lying around. What catches our eye in particular is the wrappings of the tattoos among them. Somebody has been sticking to his heart’s content here!
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For a while now, TU/e student Guido Buntinx and his friend Christophe Westerveld (student of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences) have been attracting a lot of attention with their 'electric beer crates'. Limburg's regional TV station and the TV news program Editie NL also got wind of their creative initiative. The short internet videos showing them riding along on the public highways have been watched multiple times.
The Department of Applied Physics needs to make significant savings: one million euros on a total annual budget of nine million. This was announced last week Wednesday by Departmental Dean Gerrit Kroesen at a staff meeting. The draft reorganization plan must be ready by the end of November and, says Kroesen, compulsory redundancies cannot be ruled out. The Departmental Council is holding talks today with the Departmental Office.
At this university there are students who are not taking any classes, but they are still forced to pay the full sum of their tuition fee. How is that? When you take a look at what they are doing instead of following courses, their reasons become clear. They form one of the most important cornerstones of the TU/e, they are the student board members and part of student teams.
The fourth day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia has come to an end and Solar Team Eindhoven is clearly leading the Cruiser Class. Despite earlier transport problems and the limited window for testing on site, TU/e solar car Stella Vie is performing in the outback “far beyond expectations”. With some 900 kilometers to go, a third world title seems almost a dead cert for the team from Eindhoven - but this is no time for complacency.
TU/e has made a considerable leap in the prestigious international Times Higher Education World University Rankings that focus on the subject areas Engineering & Technology and Computer Science. TU/e belongs to the fifteen and eighteen best European universities on these subjects respectively. The THE ranking forms an important yardstick for government departments, policymakers and international students.