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LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving...

A Smorgasbord of Concerns Surround Yale-NUS’ New Dining Plan

Story | Sheriah Peries (they/she), Staff Writer Photo Credits to Instagram Account @yncdininghalltea Smaller portions, less flexibility and limited alternatives greet students this semester As a new...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but...

Class of 2025 declare their majors: Economics becomes the most popular major, MCS relegated to second-place

Story | Suman (they/them), Co-Editor-in-Chief Photo | Joshua Vargas (he/him) On the 17th of March in AY2022-2023, the Class of 2025 concluded their major declaration exercise,...

Space Use in AY23/24: What We Know

Story | Avery Huang (she/her) This is an ongoing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available. Yale-NUS gradually confirmed the closure of...

Reflections on The Death and Life of Great Halcyon RCs and Saga Courtyard

Story | Thomas Bean (they/them) Image | Avery Huang (she/her) I first planned and drafted The Death and Life of Great Halcyon RCs around 2 years...

Fluffy Things | Yes, I’m Sure I’m not an Airplane Pilot

Story | Olivier Danvy (he/him) Editing | Cindy (she/her), Managing Editor; Soroush (she/her), Copyeditor Photo | Joshua Vargas (he/him) ”Introduction to Computer Science” (YSC1212, Intro to...

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.

“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. 

Otters Spotted on Campus over Winter; Likely Displaced Group in Search for Territory

Fears that otters ate the eco-pond fish over December are unfounded.

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.

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