(Utrecht) – After Erkelens refused to sign the outlook document which sketches out the future of the school, former dean Van Ree acted by firing Erkelens as department head. Colleagues and students immediately protested this decision and signed a petition to repeal the decision. Van Meer met with Erkelens after he returned from The States to discuss the matter. The issued statement explained ‘several misunderstandings were cleared up’ after which Erkelens declared to be willing to collaborate on executing the controversial outlook document. This led to the immediate reinstatement of Erkelens.