“The Executive Board wants a ‘more robust’ ESHCC. A merger with another faculty is being considered as a way to achieve this.”The rumors went round, but in the autumn of 2018 a possible merger was specifically discussed in the Faculty Council. Employees still had many questions about the research that interim dean Dymph van den Boom conducted into the future of the ESHCC.

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Will ESHCC merge with Philosophy or ESSB?

The Executive Board wants a ‘more robust’ ESHCC. A merger with another faculty is…

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Many questions still remain to be answered about intended ESHCC-ESSB merger

Staff at ESHCC and ESSB are preoccupied with rumours and discussions regarding a possible…

It soon became apparent that the majority of ESHCC employees are opposed to the merger, and the ESSB members were also not unanimous.

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Majority of ESHCC staff oppose merger with ESSB

Nearly three-quarters of ESHCC staff object to a potential merger with ESSB. 115 ESHCC…

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ESSB employees also speak out against merger with ESHCC

In a letter, almost fifty employees of the faculty raise seven important objections…

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Former dean: ESHCC-ESSB merger is a bad idea

Professor emeritus and former dean Willem Frijhoff has written a letter to the Executive…

Van den Boom maintained it’s view that a merger is best for the faculty, preferably a merger with the ESSB. The Executive Board shared this view, to the dissatisfaction of the Faculty Councils.

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ESHCC Dean’s definitive proposal: ‘Merging with ESSB is the best option’

The vast majority of ESHCC employees are against the merger plans, but interim dean Dymph…

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Executive Board also wants ESHCC and ESSB merger

If the ESHCC and ESSB faculties merge into a single organisation, new programmes could be…

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Executive Board has decided: ESHCC and ESSB to merge

ESHCC and ESSB will undergo an ‘administrative merger’ as soon as this summer, provided th

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Dean: ESSB not willing to suffer from financial problems at ESHCC

The ESHCC has been writing red figures for years, and a merger with the ESSB should,…

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ESHCC-ESSB merger: ‘This is not the way to do it’

The ESHCC and ESSB representative bodies received the news Wednesday that the Executive…

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Faculty Councils don’t agree to ESHCC-ESSB merger

The intended merger between ESHCC and ESSB is by no means a done deal. The representative…

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ESSB faculty council also opposed to merger with ESHCC

The council uses seven arguments to explain to the Executive Board why it opposes the…

Van den Boom suddenly left the ESHCC. “Van den Boom was appointed to provide recommendations for the future of the faculty. That job has been completed, so she’s now handing over the baton”, a university spokesperson said. A week later, newspaper NRC Handelsblad reported that the dean would have committed plagiarism.

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ESHCC interim dean resigns with immediate effect

Dymph van den Boom is resigning as interim dean at ESHCC. The sudden resignation takes…

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Plagiarism in work of departing Dean Dymph van den Boom

During her term at the University of Amsterdam, interim dean Dymph van den Boom, who left…

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Controversial merger advice by Van den Boom contains plagiarism as well

Former ESHCC dean Dymph van den Boom not only included plagiarised passages in the…

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Rector ‘shocked’ about Van den Boom plagiarism article

‘An academic should have been aware of the correct procedures rather than going…

In the meantime, the merger plans were delayed, and after a period of weeks of discussions, open letters and negative recommendations, the plan to merge EUR’s social sciences and humanities faculties is no longer being considered.

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Merger plans ESHCC-ESSB delayed

ESHCC and ESSB will not formally merge on 1 August. The Executive Board wanted the two…

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ESHCC-ESSB merger off the table

After weeks of discussions, open letters and negative recommendations, the plan to merge…

With the canceled merger, peace did not yet return to the faculty. On the same day that it became known that the merger was canceled, twelve staff members of History withdrew their confidence in the faculty’s departmental heads. The unrest is the reason for a cultural investigation.

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Twelve History staff members withdraw confidence in ESHCC heads

According to professors Ben Wubs and Hein Klemann, a ‘small group of people have pushed…

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University starts cultural investigation at ESHCC

Merger plans and the plagiarism affair led to great commotion within the faculty. Now…

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Frank van der Duijn Schouten new ESHCC interim

Van der Duijn Schouten is also an interim dean at Erasmus School of Economics. He will…

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‘Poisoned atmosphere’ and infighting: what went wrong at ESHCC?

Plagiarism, the sudden departure of the dean, infighting between several professors and…

In a reaction Marc Verboord, associate professor in the Media & Communication department of the ESHCC, writes that he does not recognize himself at all in the stories about an anxiety culture.

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‘There is no culture of fear at ESHCC’

Associate professor Marc Verboord, who works at ESHCC, believes the article published…

It was serene for almost three months until the university announced that a forensic investigating agency had been called in to detect the ‘plagiarism leak’. “Unheard of”, said NRC journalist Frank van Kolfschoten, and he was not the only one who thought this was a strange move. The investigating agency may look into the mailboxes of employees.

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External bureau investigating plagiarism leak at ESHCC

The Executive Board ‘received indications’ that members of ESHCC’s staff could be…

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NRC reporter calls forensic examination at ESHCC ‘outrageous’

‘Is any employee ever going to be brave enough to talk to a journalist again, when they…

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ESHCC and the wolf: a cautionary tale

Faculty Council chair Ana Uribe Sandoval writes about the forensic investigation going on…

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Witch hunt for journalist’s source is damaging and nonsensical

A witch hunt carried out to reveal the identity of the person who may have leaked…

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Setting detectives loose on your staff – is that actually allowed?

IT law expert Arnoud Engelfriet reviews the university's IT regulations, that form the…

And then the merger plans were back. The merger plans are dead, long live the merger plans. According to interim dean Van der Duijn Schouten, the discussion of ESHCC’s future has taken long enough. The time has come to press ahead.

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Merger plans ESHCC back in play

The merger plans are dead – long live the merger plans!

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Dean wants to protect the humanities – if need be against the scholars responsible

According to interim dean Van der Duijn Schouten, the discussion of ESHCC’s future has…

The University Council is unhappy about the forensic investigation into staff’s emails. According to chairman Hans van den Berg, the Executive Board should have asked the council for advice. That didn’t happen, and the council thinks that the board violated their rights.

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‘Executive Board violated the Council’s rights when it investigated ESHCC staff’s e-mails’

The Executive Board should have consulted the University Council about the e-mail…

In an open letter, nearly three hundred academics spoke out against the investigation by Hoffmann Bedrijfsrecherche. Among them prominent professors such as Young Erasmus member Alessandra Arcuri, Willem Schinkel from De Jonge Akademie and former rector magnificus Henk Schmidt. They urge the Executive Board to immediately stop the forensic investigation.

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Academics want an end to forensic investigation at ESHCC

Over two hundred scholars are appealing to the Executive Board at Erasmus University to…

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Statement opposing forensic research of academics’ email accounts at Erasmus University Rotterdam

We, members of the Dutch academic community, are deeply concerned about the recent…