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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.

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.

Urban Planetary Health: Relocating to the Concrete Jungle

Shawn Kit tells us how the relocation of his West Kalimantan Week 7 LAB to Singapore due to the haze taught him about planetary health and community resilience.

From Arrow to Algorithm: The Aphrodite Project Could Find You True Love

Come this Sunday, participants of the Aphrodite Project might be matched with their soulmates. Michael speaks to the creators behind the campus-wide matchmaking survey to find out more.

Rest and Support at NUS’ “Pit Stop”

Alicia ventures into NUS to tell us more about the resources available to us a bus ride away.

Are You a Kingfisher for Consent?

Many Yale-NUS students have participated in consent dialogues during Orientation and signed Kingfishers for Consent’s consent pledges. But how else is the school working to foster a culture of consent on campus? Lindy finds out more.

Calls to Action from the SG Climate Rally

The recent Singapore Climate Rally garnered a lot of attention in the press and on social media – but what are the actual policy changes the Rally called for? Dion reports.

Local Students Become Kingfishers for a Day

The week of Sept. 9, 2019 saw 109 students from local pre-university institutions visiting the College for the Kingfisher for a Day program to experience a typical day in the life of a Yale-NUS student. Ryan reports.

Yale-NUS Comes 8th for Inter-Faculty Games

Yale-NUS College has come in 8th place overall for the Inter-Faculty Games, with 23 teams representing the College in different sports against 11 faculties from the National University of Singapore (NUS). This year, five teams medaled in the games, down from seven teams the year before.

Retelling the Story of the Asian Century

Dr. Parag Khanna returned to Yale-NUS College on September 5th to talk about his latest book, titled "The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century". Ryan reports.

Yale-NUS College’s New Associate Dean of Students: On Moving, Family, and the Residential Education Curriculum

Shawn Kit meets the new Associate Dean of Students and learns what his plans are for the College, the new Residential Education curriculum and his family.

Diversity Blackboards Aim to Break Barriers

‘What do you think of the present racial climate in Singapore?’, ‘What should the future of our multi-racial society look like?’ and ‘What can those in positions of privilege do?’ These are some of the questions posed by the ‘Diversity Wall’, an initiative kick-started by Student Government’s Director for Diversity and Inclusion Reni Chng ’21 and Huang Runchen ’22. Shehryar reports.

Experiencing the Common Curriculum Outside the Classroom

The Ramayana Musical performed on August 24th was a milestone in the College’s move to link the residential experience more closely to the Common Curriculum. Ryan reports.

Williams Professor Shares Stories of Statistical Sins

“Whether you have set your mind to an MCS degree or dread your bi-weekly QR lessons, it is clear that data analysis is essential to research in almost every field.”

Statistics from the Class of 2023

This academic year, Yale-NUS welcomes 246 first-year students, representing 39 different nationalities. To learn more about the Class of 2023, check out the following statistics compiled by Ruchel.

Community beyond our Campus: What happens after Graduation?

Worried about the leaving behind the Yale-NUS community after graduation? Crystal speaks to Holly Apsley, Lai Ying Tong and Angela Ferguson, three students from the Class of 2018 who currently live together, maintaining the aspects of community they love.

What if?

For our Graduation Issue, Paul turned to the Class of 2019 to ask them about their formative experiences at Yale-NUS, as well as some of their “what ifs”.

Taste, Acquired: Student Start-up Flavorgator Aims to Improve Dining Feedback

Amidst all the controversy surrounding dining at Yale-NUS, Flavorgator attempts to build a bridge between students and dining provider Sodexo. Avani tells us more.

Foreign Domestic Labor Rights: Policy Experts Speak at Yale-NUS

The Roosevelt Institute brought together a panel of experts from NTUC, the Asia Research Institute, and Yale-NUS College to discuss foreign domestic labor rights in Singapore. Dion tells us more.

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