Friday, 30 September 2016 - 16:00
Student assoc. not to be added to cultural heritage list
Dutch students associations will not be added to the list of cultural heritage for the time being, Ineke Strouken said on Friday. She is director of the Center for Popular Culture and Intangible Heritage. The reason for the delay is a violent incident during hazing at Groningen's Vindicat that sent a prospective member to the hospital with a brain injury. Though according to Strouken, it is about more than just that one incident. "Things are now also surfacing like sexism and humiliation", Strouken said, according to the Telegraaf. She wants a review committee to reassess whether student associations should be added. "We completed the entire process and would have signed this weekend. But we won't do that for now", Strouken said.