Common Curriculum reduced to 10 courses, following first review

story David Chappell, Managing Editor, and Spandana Bhattacharya, Editor-in-Chief The number of courses featured in the Yale-NUS College Common Curriculum is to be reduced to 10 courses following its inaugural review, according to President Pericles Lewis. In an interview on Thursday Jan. 21, Mr. Lewis revealed that the science requirements for both science and non-science […]

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Our Fixation with Bad Press

story Daryl Yang, Guest Columnist | illustration by Yap Zhiwen In a recent article published on Oct. 27 in the Huffington Post, Yale-NUS College’s favourite critic Jim Sleeper suggested that the negative press we have received over the past year may be “politically motivated warning signals” of the dangerous line that our college treads. A Straits Times article […]

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The Ones Who Aren’t There

story Roshan Singh, Guest Columnist | illustration by Roger Ko Illness is a tricky subject to talk about, much less write about. However, over the past year, I’ve learned there is a silent body in our community for whom this subject is one of the most pressing issues of their day-to-day life. Some of these individuals, whose […]

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Clockwork

A tongue-in-cheek view of events around school An Icy Truth: Last Friday, the President’s Speaker Series played host to His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland, who spoke about “Clean Energy, Climate Change, and the Arctic”. After the talk, our Facebook news feeds were inundated by posts about the President’s charisma […]

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What Week 7 Meant to Us

story Justin Ong, Contributing Reporter What does “learning across boundaries” mean? Being introduced to this phrase heading into Week 7, I was mildly skeptical as to whether this could be possible. After all, all my previous experiences with “experiential learning” trips involved organized assignments, daily reflections and structured syllabi that limited each student to a guided […]

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Crane on Building Bridges

Governing Board Interview Series story Regina Marie Lee, Managing Editor reporting Martin Vasev As Director of the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom, he first came to Singapore in 2000 to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens and learn about orchids. Now, Sir Peter Crane sits on the Yale-NUS College Governing Board as a Yale […]

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Clockwork

  Elephant in the Elevator: For those who have been wondering who exactly put up the provocative posters demanding transparency in the elevators quoting excerpts from The Octant, we remain clueless as to who the person is. Poster person, your curiosity and close reading of The Octant has gained you a place on our radar, […]

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Rick Levin will be the Yale-NUS commencement speaker at the College's inaugural graduation ceremony

A Collaboration Born in Davos

Governing Board Interview Series story Regina Marie Lee, Managing Editor Joyan Tan, Executive Editor Mr. Levin said criticism from Yale faculty was from a “small minority” and the eventual resolution passed did not actually call for plans to be abandoned (Karen Teo) It was at the Davos World Economic Forum that then Yale University President […]

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Journey into The Jungle

text and photos David Zhang, Visuals Editor Brunei is a wealthy sultanate known for its tropical jungles, mosques, and mosquitoes. The rain forests brought forward impressive landscapes, creatures, and architecture. Brunei’s contrast was astounding—the seas, canopies, and skies juxtaposed one another perfectly, creating a pastoral photography heaven. In this photo essay, Visuals Editor David Zhang presents photographs […]

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