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Helping Your Favourite Professor Get Tenure: Faculty Evaluations and How Students Can Contribute

For most professors, tenure is the holy grail. How can we, as students, contribute to a professor’s chances of getting tenure? Dion reports.

Calls to Action from the SG Climate Rally

The recent Singapore Climate Rally garnered a lot of attention in the press and on social media – but what are the actual policy changes the Rally called for? Dion reports.

The Class of 2021 Declares Their Majors

The Major Declaration statistics for the Class of 2021 are out! The Social Sciences have surged in popularity, though at the expense of the Humanities. Dion reports.

Foreign Domestic Labor Rights: Policy Experts Speak at Yale-NUS

The Roosevelt Institute brought together a panel of experts from NTUC, the Asia Research Institute, and Yale-NUS College to discuss foreign domestic labor rights in Singapore. Dion tells us more.

Issues with Dining Dominate Town Hall Discussion

Issues discussed on the March 11 Town Hall included the police report Sodexo filed against a student, food safety in the dining halls and the feasibility of an “opt-out” option from meal plans. Dion reports.

Halcyon Heavens: The Yale-NUS Guide to the Universe

An astronomy photojournal collaboratively created by three Yale-NUS Student Organisations: The Octant, The Cosmoscience & Ashen Light. Every photo in this photojournal was taken through the lens of a telescope by Yale-NUS students!

Financial Assistance for Student Programmes Is Undergoing Review

story | Dion Ho, Senior Writer photo | Ruchel Phua, Staff Photographer Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) and acting Dean of Students, Joanne Roberts, has called...

Yale-NUS Latin Honours: A Source of Distinction or Discrimination?

The Yale-NUS College Latin Honours system has caused a number of graduates to face pay discrimination. Dion and Shiying report on the problems they faced, as well as the Yale-NUS administration’s response.

Behind the Numbers: Exploring the Trends and Changes in This Year’s Major Declarations

story | Dion Ho, Senior Writer photo | Dion Ho; Yale-NUS Data Science   On April 6, 2018, The Octant published the major declaration statistics for the...

Highlights From the Major Declaration Statistics for the Class of 2020

The major declaration statistics for the class of 2020 are out. The two top choices are PPE and MCS respectively, both of which are more popular than ever. Meanwhile, diversity in major declaration dropped. Dion reports.

Frustrated at College Administration, Students Stage Sit-in Protest

story | Yip Jie Ying and Kanako Sugawara, Managing Editors; Dion Ho, Senior Writer Photo | Dave Lim, Guest Photographer   Ed: A previous version of this...

Twelve students participate in the inaugural Yale-NUS Mapathon

During recess week, twelve Yale-NUS students participated in the Yale-NUS inaugural Mapathon to create digital maps for the benefit of humanitarian efforts. Dion reports.

Graduation statistics from the first cohort of Yale-NUS graduates

Post-graduation statistics for the Class of 2018 have been released in the Graduate Employment Survey, shedding light on how well Yale-NUS graduates have fared in the job market. Dion reports.

Yale-NUS Hosts Annual Singapore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

story | Dion Ho, Staff Writer photo | Reyes Theodore-Craig, Official Photographer from Nanyang Philosophy   Ed: A previous version of this article mistakenly stated that "Ngaserin...

Yale-NUS Community Gathers to Enjoy Triple Moon Event

story | Dion Ho, Staff Writer photo | Ashen Light (Yale-NUS Astronomy Club)   It was 9.29 pm on Jan. 31. Dozens of Yale-NUS College students packed...

Course Selection or Speculation?

story | Dion Ho & Ng Yi Ming, Contributing Reporters photo | Ng Yi Ming, Contributing Illustrator   “Do what you like most” — so reads...

Halloween Behind-The-Scenes

story | Dion, Contributing Reporter photo | Sohaib Nashit, Official Photographer for Halloween   “I WANT MY DOLLIE!” shrieked one of the scare actors. She had stitches...

Yale-NUS Concurrent Degree Programme with NUS School of Computing

story | Dion Ho,  Contributing Reporter photo | Dion Ho, Contributing Reporter Yale-NUS College plans to introduce its fourth concurrent degree programme next year,...

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