Decoding Traditions at Yale-NUS
Aryan and Wisha decode traditions of Yale-NUS: What they are, how they came to be and what they say about us.
Reacting to Unrest at Home
“I wasn’t on the other side of the ocean, with groups of student protestors marching day in and day out against bills they didn’t think was fair... I was living in a quiet college with manicured lawns whittling away at a stack of readings which I couldn’t always finish.” Alice talks about struggling with unrest back home.
Making Change with the Social Impact Fellowship
Dance workshops in Lebanese refugee camps and design thinking in Singaporean rental flats: CIPE’s Social Impact Fellowship allows Yale-NUS students to make change all around the world. Yihui gives us an introduction to some of them.
NUS Students in our Shared Spaces
“Could we then think of how we can make our spaces here in Yale-NUS to be one for more than just Yale-NUS students?” Shawn Kit speaks to the NUS students who share classes, student organisations and library seats with us to find out more.
Problematic Placements & Planetary Positions: The Astrology of a Yale-NUS Student
“People at Yale-NUS are intensely chaotic. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean this in a ‘will drink too much soju at 11:13 pm on a Saturday night, despite the fact that their 11:59 pm Literature and Humanities submission isn’t yet finished’ way. I mean that in the ‘your planetary placements all contradict each other so that every aspect of your personality is at war with each other’ way.” Shehryar reads our birth charts.
A Case for the Expansion of Green Lunches
“Climate change activism and advocacy is a role we have to choose to fulfill, rather than an opinion that we hold, and it therefore follows that we have to repeatedly make active choices to commit to solving the climate crisis.” Michael tells us why we should accept more plant-based food in the dining halls.
Dean of Faculty Affirms Report on Interdisciplinary Higher Education
Yale-NUS Dean of Faculty Jeannette Ickovics spoke at a panel discussion on Oct. 23, 2019 at the ArtScience Museum Singapore titled “Branches from the Same Tree”, on the benefits and challenges surrounding the liberal arts. Ryan reports.
A Bug’s Life: How I Tried to Stop Worrying and Love the Ants
“Hello ant,” I said to my silent friend. It rested on my nail cuticle, more quiet then. When I placed my hand back onto the table, it crawled onto my readings, sauntering around one of Tocqueville’s lines the same way my concentration meanders around his arguments.” Amanda tells us about ants.
Admissions Priority Not Given To Yale-NUS Siblings
With at least 14 pairs and two trios of siblings in the College, some have wondered if siblings of Yale-NUS students are more likely to be admitted here. Yihui reports.
New Hire Adds Flavor to Our Dining Halls
Yale-NUS has hired a consultant to ensure accountability between the school and dining hall caterer Sodexo. Michelle reports.