The Slow Death of the Academy

The Slow Death Of The Academy

column Dennis Chiang “We cannot tolerate intolerance.” This aphorism best encapsulates the current attitude in academia towards controversial areas of research, which are often labeled as ‘intolerant’. In providing funding or hiring faculty for controversial areas of research—such as race, sex, and gender—academic institutions err on the side of caution and are hesitant to fund their […]

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Interview with Mr. Peter Salovey.

A Spirit Of Experimentation

Governing Board Interview Series  interview David Chappell At Yale University over the spring break, The Octant sat down with the President of Yale, Mr. Peter Salovey, to discuss Yale-NUS College. During the interview, Mr. Salovey acknowledged the risks associated with building a new liberal arts institution in Singapore, yet remained optimistic about Yale-NUS as its own […]

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Yale-NUS' Id'ECO at Yale

Lessons From Yale

story Regina Marie Lee Visiting the different residential college (RC) councils at Yale University, Christina Ho ’17 of RC^3 was impressed by the strong spirit each had. “Yale is so big that the RCs are the social circles for students,” she said. “They have flagship traditional events, like a spring fling where your roommate organizes a […]

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Filler

Letter to the Editors

Maybe Safe, But Not Necessarily Trite letter Ling Xi Min ’17 I refer to Daniel Silverman’s article “We’re Safe and Alright All Trite.” While I appreciate Daniel’s article on an issue of no small interest, I would suggest however, that the lack of high profile movements away from what one might consider ‘typical’ institutional structures is […]

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Students Express Concerns With Economics

Students Express Concern With Economics

story Ying Tong Lai As the pioneer batch of Yale-NUS College students prepare to declare their majors by March 13, concerns remain over the Economics major. Most pressing among issues raised by students are the perceived shortage of professors and limited options for specialization. At present, Director of the Social Sciences Division Jane Jacobs serves as […]

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A Conversation On Censorship

A Conversation On Censorship

story Scott Currie On March 3, the Writers’ Centre hosted a panel of four esteemed guests to discuss issues related to the censorship of children’s books. According to Professor Robin Hemley, Director of the Writing Program and published author, this panel was inspired by a controversy over the National Library Board’s decision to remove books from […]

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