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Yale-NUS Library and Fab Lab to be placed under NUS Libraries’ Administration: Roberts

Story | Suman (they/she), Managing Editor; Avery Huang (she/her), Editor in Chief Illustration/photo | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Yale-NUS Library, which currently maintains priority access for...

Changes in Residential College Model Likely; Report to be Published for Consultation: Stanfield

Story | Avery (she/her), Editor-in-Chief; Suman (she/they), Managing Editor Photo | Raphael Hugh (he/him) Yale-NUS will likely reduce the number of residential colleges from Academic Year...

NUS College Class of 2026 Admissions Data: A New College

The demographics of the first NUS College (NUSC) cohort debuted in a report by The Straits Times on Sunday (17 July).

Module List for the Next Semester: What’s There, What’s Missing, and What’s Coming

The first module list for Yale-NUS’s first post-closure academic year offers a reduced number of courses compared to the indicative three-year course lists distributed in February. On average, there was a reduction in course availability by 14% compared to the three-year course list, compounding student fears of a compromised Yale-NUS experience.

YNC Module List Until 2025 Released

With the release of the projected course offerings for the next three years, does the reality live up to the promise of the "full Yale-NUS experience"? Suman reports

“West Wing” to be NUS College Designation for Portion of Yale-NUS Campus Used; No Renaming Plans until 2025: Roberts

After the name "West Wing" was used to refer to Yale-NUS in correspondence, students feared that the College's identity was being prematurely erased.

SATS Portion Restrictions Spark Controversy; Dining Halls to Allow Double Taps

A recent policy change in Yale-NUS dining halls that limits portion sizes has caused controversy among the student body. 

“Collaboration, not integration”: NUS College Dean Weighs In On Post-Closure Relationship

Last week, The Octant spoke to Dean-designate of NUS College Simon Chesterman about the future of Yale-NUS and NUS College.

Class of 2025 Admission Data: The Final Cohort

The Class of 2025—the final cohort of Yale-NUS College students—has embarked on the second semester of their university journey. The Octant speaks to the Admissions Team to learn more about the class profile.

Cinnamon College to House All NUS College Freshmen; Inclusion among Concerns

Dean-designate of NUS College Simon Chesterman confirmed that NUS plans to house the entire inaugural cohort of NUS College in Cinnamon College. This arrangement had not been discussed at Working Group student consultations.

Student Coalition Publishes Report Recommending Universities to Reconsider Partnerships With Fossil Fuel Industry

S4F’s report is a ground-up, independent research effort by over 60 students, alumni, academics, civil society members, and lawyers over the course of three years.

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."

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