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Automatic Admission to New College, CHS Offered to Deferred Matriculants

Deferred matriculants, who are currently holding on to offers from Yale-NUS College, have received a guaranteed admission offer to both the New College and CHS.

BREAKING: NUS Students Release Petition Against Mergers

With the slogan #NoMoreTopDown, NUS students released a petition against the merger of six colleges. The petition is jointly written by the students across NUS and encouraged the community to sign the petition against an “unaccountable, impractical and harmful” merger.

Few Senior Figures had a Voice in Yale-NUS and USP Merger Decision

Following the decision to merge Yale-NUS College with the University Scholars Programme, The Octant learns that many key stakeholders were not involved in the decision-making process.

A Planned Catastrophe: Yale-NUS to Close in 2025

Yesterday’s news left the Yale-NUS community with much information and many feelings to process. Here’s a timeline of how the plan unfolded since June, with a look from the inside in an exclusive interview with the College’s administrators.

Study Abroad Programme Suspended for Another Semester

Story by | Ryan Yeo, he/him, Staff Editor  Picture credit | Yale-NUS Centre for International and Professional Experience  All study abroad programs next semester will be...

Much Ado About Nugget: Facebook Drama Emerges Over NUS Rooster

Cock-a-doodle-doo! A sound dreaded by light sleepers in Cendana but adored by others, the NUS rooster Jimmy Nugget is once again at the center of the debate. Is he here to stay, or be egg-spelt from campus? Yihui and Michael investigate both sides of the argument and bring you the college’s official stance. You get a sneak peek at the cage, too!

The Class of 2023 Declare Their Majors: MCS and Global Affairs Replace PPE as Most Popular Majors

The major declaration exercise for the Yale-NUS College Class of 2023 concluded this semester, with a total of 232 participants. Ryan finds that there are several significant changes in major composition compared to last year.

The Case of Jīmmy Nugget: NUS’s Very Own Rooster

Relocated to NUS just a few months ago, the rooster and his family now have to face the eventual fate of relocation.

No More Trips to South Africa and Europe: Yale-NUS President Explains Future Plans for Week 7

For the first time, the Yale-NUS Learning Across Boundaries program has been held exclusively in Singapore. What's happened to the trips to Vienna and London that other batches experienced? Yihui speaks to President Tan Tai Yong.

The Full Story (For Now): Two Mysterious Suspected Mass Food Poisonings at Yale-NUS

The Octant looks into the suspected food poisoning and the investigations

Pritam Singh to Speak at Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony 2021

Pritam Singh, leader of the Workers Party, will be the guest speaker at the Yale-NUS College 2021 Graduation Ceremony. President Tan Tai Yong said Mr. Singh is a “good chap”.

No More Room at the Inn: Yale-NUS’s Looming Housing Crisis

Yale-NUS was set out to be a fully residential college where students are required to stay on campus for four years, but what happens if there aren’t enough rooms to accommodate everyone? Michael interviews the senior administration to understand the reasons and solutions for the looming housing crisis.

Yale-NUS Abuzz with Life as Students Return to Campus

A new semester is upon us. With it comes new faces, loosened COVID-19 regulations and exciting initiatives. Have students coped well with the start of yet another unusual semester? Read more in The Octant.

Yale-NUS Investigates Possible Food Poisoning Incident

At least 99 Yale-NUS students reported feeling unwell after consuming food made by dining vendor Sodexo on 21 January. Investigations are underway, led by the Dean of Students Office and Dining Experience Team. Soon Minh reports

College of Humanities and Sciences: Is NUS making another Yale-NUS?

On Dec. 8, 2020, the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched the College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS), a collaboration between Faculty of Arts...

Two Households Both Alike in Dignity: A Rector’s Tea Lecture on Singapore’s Otters

Dr Philip Johns, Senior Lecturer of Life Sciences has been researching Singapore's otters. Read about the Shakespearean drama, violence, and adorable behaviour he's observed

Yale-NUS’ New Dining Concept: a band-aid over a bullet hole?

A new dining hall system promises solutions to existing problems, but some students remain skeptical. Tian Jiao investigates.

The State of Sexual Health at Yale-NUS College

How is sexual health coverage in Yale-NUS and how does that impact our daily lives? Michael investigates.

Expanded Policies for Dispute Resolution at Yale-NUS

The new conflict resolution policies, under the Yale-NUS Student Community Standards, look to focus on healing and growth, rather than simply stopping at punishing offenders.

Yale-NUS becomes need-aware for international students for next admission cycle

The new need-aware policy was announced earlier this year and will affect the Class of 2025 onwards

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