July 24, 2018
Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 4:16 PM. A notification alert followed by a slight vibration demanded my attention. I unlocked the screen of my mobile phone and saw the subject of the e-mail received: “Results of your CEU Alumni Scholarship application.” I knew that whatever it was stated in that e-mail could change the studying-abroad-journey which I was about the start. “Dear Milica, Congratulations! We are very pleased to inform you that you have been selected as the Serbian Alumni Scholarship recipient for the 2017-18 academic year…”
May 24, 2018
The Alumni Reunion Weekend was organized at CEU on May 3-5. It gathered Alumni Chapter Leaders from all over the world to discuss alumni volunteering activities. For many of the alumni it was also a chance to get together with their friends from different parts of the world, united by their alma mater. There was an enthusiastic and energetic feeling throughout the event.
May 2, 2018
The idea of making a podcast was born upon my arrival to the CEU Residence Center. Never in my life had I access to such a variety of nationalities, backgrounds and opinions! So many times I wished I would have recorded the discussions we’d had. This is why I was so happy to launch a podcast of interviews within the Alumni Scholarship program, where CEU students can get support to make their own projects.
April 24, 2018
As part of the research for my master’s thesis, I was offered the opportunity to visit the European University Institute in Florence for the month of March. I had previously visited Florence once before, for a few days in 2015, where I was instantly taken aback by the architectural beauty, and most importantly, the incredible food. Furthermore, the numerous resources available at the University related to my area of study were highly relevant, providing a greater depth of research to my final paper. Therefore, as I am sure you can imagine, this was an easy decision to make.
April 12, 2018
According to Rector and President of Central European University Michael Ignatieff, “we are a generation that has had the misfortune of coming to maturity in a world that is full of hate,” meaning a high degree of intolerance towards other races, religions, sexualities, genders and nationalities.
March 27, 2018
Being a student in a foreign land can have its ups and downs. With no family to financially support you, the daily dosage of adult life can feel a little overwhelming. Owing to these factors I decided to join the CEU Phonathon Campaign initiated and managed by the Alumni Relations Office for some extra cash. Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise!
March 9, 2018
On Valentine’s Day, CEU welcomed its alumna Madina Demirbash for a talk on relationships in the atrium of the Nador utca 13 building. Demirbash studied Gender Studies at CEU and has written a book on relationships entitled “The Art of Mature Love.” In her talk, she presented a chair as a metaphor for maturity in a relationship. She’d introduced the idea earlier at a TEDx event and she also created a hashtag for this metaphor: #machairity. Under this hashtag, she welcomes contributions and pictures relating to the topic.
March 9, 2018
A few days ago I was locked out on the CEU rooftop. It can happen to anyone, especially during the winter months. Because of the slippery ice, snow or wind, the building staff closed it off. It was -5°C and windy. I am from Russia, but still didn’t want to spend a night in these conditions. After checking all the doors and having a strange dialogue with the receptionist through intercom, I escaped.
February 23, 2018
At one of the first social events of 2018 on a chilly Friday evening, the CEU community once again came together leaving behind the classes, the anxiety of midterms, deadlines, and the daily routine to celebrate Valentine’s day and warm up at a traditional ice skating party. A renowned CEU tradition for more than 10 years, it has brought together not only couples but friends and families, enthusiastic about sharing the joy of this cold-season fun-time.
February 1, 2018
A world in one room. Every step you make inside the room takes you to a different country or even a different continent. This is the room filled with the smell of different spices and sounds of different languages. This is the room filled with laughter, happiness and diversity. Welcome to a place where you can meet the beauty and soul of the world. Welcome to the CEU Intercultural Festival!