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LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving Cendana College the only Residential College (RC) within the Yale-NUS campus to house students from the closing liberal arts college,...

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LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving Cendana College the only Residential College (RC) within the...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but requested anonymity. Their identities have been independently verified. Update 17...

LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving Cendana College the only Residential College (RC) within the Yale-NUS...

A Smorgasbord of Concerns Surround Yale-NUS’ New Dining Plan

Story | Sheriah Peries (they/she), Staff Writer Photo Credits to Instagram Account @yncdininghalltea Smaller portions, less flexibility and limited alternatives greet students this semester As a new academic year dawns and the student body reluctantly returns to...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but requested anonymity. Their identities have been independently verified. Update 17 August,...

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We visited every restaurant, stall, and diner in UTown so you don’t have to.

So what does UTown have to offer? Which restaurants or stalls are affordable, and which should you avoid? Read on for a gastronomic tour with Michael.

NUS College Class of 2026 Admissions Data: A New College

The demographics of the first NUS College (NUSC) cohort debuted in a report by The Straits Times on Sunday (17 July).

Space Use in AY23/24: What We Know

Story | Avery Huang (she/her) This is an ongoing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available. Yale-NUS gradually confirmed the closure of Saga College over the Spring 22/23 semester, with the...

Aunt Agony Returns!

After a hiatus, Aunt Agony is back to answer your burning questions.

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Module List for the Next Semester: What’s There, What’s Missing, and What’s Coming

The first module list for Yale-NUS’s first post-closure academic year offers a reduced number of courses compared to the indicative three-year course lists distributed in February. On average, there was a reduction in course availability by 14% compared to the three-year course list, compounding student fears of a compromised Yale-NUS experience.

YNC Module List Until 2025 Released

With the release of the projected course offerings for the next three years, does the reality live up to the promise of the "full Yale-NUS experience"? Suman reports

“West Wing” to be NUS College Designation for Portion of Yale-NUS Campus Used; No Renaming Plans until 2025: Roberts

After the name "West Wing" was used to refer to Yale-NUS in correspondence, students feared that the College's identity was being prematurely erased.

1 + 1 = 3 but 2 + 2 ≠ 5, or Should You Apply to NUS College?

What do Yale-NUS's first recruitment campaign and George Orwell's 1984 have to do with each other? In conjunction with NUS Open Day, alumnus Daryl Yang '19 reflects on recent developments surrounding NUS College, and offers his advice to prospective students on what to expect there.

LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving...

A Smorgasbord of Concerns Surround Yale-NUS’ New Dining Plan

Story | Sheriah Peries (they/she), Staff Writer Photo Credits to Instagram Account @yncdininghalltea Smaller portions, less flexibility and limited alternatives greet students this semester As a new...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but...

Class of 2025 declare their majors: Economics becomes the most popular major, MCS relegated to second-place

Story | Suman (they/them), Co-Editor-in-Chief Photo | Joshua Vargas (he/him) On the 17th of March in AY2022-2023, the Class of 2025 concluded their major declaration exercise,...

Space Use in AY23/24: What We Know

Story | Avery Huang (she/her) This is an ongoing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available. Yale-NUS gradually confirmed the closure of...
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