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Less Than 5% of Students Satisfied With New College Planning Process: USP-YNC Poll

The poll results were released alongside a statement detailing four proposed commitments to the New College Planning Committee.

“NUS College” is NUS’s Top Choice for New College

The new 'top choice' for the official name of the New College has been met with derision and controversy.

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.

“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.

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.

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."

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.

“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.

Yale-NUS Reports Two Covid Cases on Campus

The student, who resides in Elm College, is symptomatic and stayed in the college during recess week.

Yale-NUS Faculty Members Release Open Letter Regarding College Closure

Though the statement was authored through an “informal sharing process” and is not representative of all faculty opinion, it is the first public statement by faculty members since the announcement of the merger.

Yale-NUS Deferred Matriculants Offered Four-Year Residency and Choice of Degree Program; Financial Aid Reapplication Needed

In a virtual town hall, Yale-NUS administrators and staff shared concessions for the delayed matriculants, who are no longer able to join the college despite being promised so. Hong Jin reports.

Closure Was Accelerated While in a “Position of Strength”: NUS President Tan Eng Chye

Since the “merger” was made public on August 27, there has been little clarity on the deliberations behind the heavy-handed decision. This town hall, however, provided important details.

Cost Not Main Motivation for Closure, Part of NUS Roadmap to Make Interdisciplinary Education More Accessible: Education Minister

Echoing NUS President Tan Eng Chye’s opinion piece on Saturday, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing told Parliament on Monday that the merger will create a more inclusive and interdisciplinary educational experience. Evan reports.

Yale Did Not Offer $100 Million to Save Yale-NUS, Says Former Yale President

When NUS and Yale offered contradicting narratives, listen to what Richard Levin, former Yale President, has to say.

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