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New College Dean Will Be Announced in … :Tan Tai Yong

In an interview that took place earlier this month, the President revealed the time when the dean of the New College will be announced and expressed hopes for the leaders of the yet-unborn college.

Mapping the Road to 2025: The Editors’ Perspective

If the shock announcement made you feel that the story has ended, don’t forget we have still four more years to go. 

Meet Dr. Thomas Hercules Davies, who knows more dead languages than you can name: Yale-NUS Community Connect #3

Tom introduces himself as a philosopher who studies the ancient world (particularly the Greeks). Ancient Greeks and Romans, ancient Indians, ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, and… Karl Marx. Read more about Tom in Evan's feature.

“No regrets. Except that my hair has turned a bit white”: Tan Tai Yong on His Eight Years at Yale-NUS

Interviewed for the first time since the shock announcement of the college 'merger', Yale-NUS President Prof. Tan Tai Yong shares his experiences of building up the college from scratch.

Marimbas, Mbiras, and the Love of Music

Story by | Ryan Yeo (he/him), Managing EditorPictures by | Mpiwa Gwindi (she/her) “Chemutengure, chemutengure,” Mpiwa Gwindi ‘24 sings a traditional call and response song...

Public Health, Private Corporations and Moral Conflicts: Get to know Prof Mao Suzuki for YNC Community Connect #2

Story | Lily Chen (she/her), Contributing ReporterPhoto | Provided by Prof Mao Suzuki (she/her) Date of interview: Sep. 1, 2021Interviewer: Lily Yunrong ChenInterviewee: Prof Mao SuzukiDepartment:...

Expanded Opportunities for Yale-NUS Students, Full Suite of Courses to be Offered until 2025

The Octant, in a conversation with Joanne Roberts, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, discusses the commitments of staff and faculty to create an authentic experience for the Class of 2025 at Yale-NUS College.

Red Tape or Confidentiality? Restrictions Surround Information Sharing, Student Engagement For New College Working Groups

WG Student representatives are not required to carry consultations with students without an approval or request from their Chairs, said Prof. Ho Teck Hua.

Which NUS Modules do Yale-NUS Students Take?

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprised 61% of all NUS module enrollments by Yale-NUS students in the last five semesters.

Freshie’s Spotlight: Happiness at YNC is…

Cindy interviewed four freshie from Class of 2025 on their discovery of happiness and strength at YNC.

Consultative Leadership Needed to Repair Trust Deficit in NUS

"Tan spoke about winning over students on his vision. Intellectually, I could be persuaded to believe in his vision, but I have minimal faith in his leadership. "

NUS Students Weigh in on Process and Shortcomings of Merger Announcements

“You’re not exempt from what you’re teaching us,” Alefiya said. “You’re teaching us the power of speech and critical thought, and you’re not exempt from following it.”

FASS, FOS, FOE, and SDE Faculty Members and Student Representatives Unaware of “Extensive Consultations” With NUS President

Tan previously claimed that he consulted with every department in the affected faculties: "So that's the facts. Check with any department. I was there."

YNC Community Connect #1: Meet Prof Chaewon Ahn for a Journey from Architecture to Urban Design

Lily interviews Prof. Chaewon Ahn to learn more about her upbringing, research interests, and her "why Yale-NUS."

NUS President Tan Eng Chye Challenged, Dismissed Students’ Concerns in Heated Town Hall Q&A

The downside of the decision is that "I have incurred the anger of the Yale-NUS community," said NUS President Tan Eng Chye.

NUS’s “First #MeToo Incident” Was in 2019; New College to be Less Autonomous: Tan Eng Chye

Tan described the need for the New College policies to fit into the wider NUS ecosystem, which may affect several Yale-NUS policies, including those on sexual misconduct.

NUS President: University-Wide Restructuring to Include School of Computing; Yale Offered to Help Yale-NUS With Fundraising

Tan also described plans for the transition to the New College and fielded questions on accountability and transparency during a combative live Q&A session.

The New College: Fantastic Hopes and How It (Probably) Can’t Achieve Them

It has become a cliché universally tired of that the New College seeks to combine the best of its parts. Unfortunately, this is a lofty claim that comes with mountainous challenges that the New College may—or may not—overcome.

“Destroying Crops Before They Are Ready to Harvest”: Yale-NUS Alumni Release Statement

A statement signed by over 500 alumni from the Classes of 2017 to 2021 was released on Sept. 26. The statement highlighted the unique value proposition of a Liberal Arts College education offered at Yale-NUS and questioned the reasons behind the closures of Yale-NUS and USP.

Yale-NUS Cancels Week 7 Program Amid New COVID Restrictions; Graduation Requirement Waived

The decision made to comply with the heightened Covid-19 restrictions in Singapore. No possibility of postponement has been mentioned.

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