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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,...

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...

“Destroying Crops Before They Are Ready to Harvest”: Yale-NUS Alumni Release Statement

A statement signed by over 500 alumni from the Classes of 2017 to 2021 was released on Sept. 26. The statement highlighted the unique value proposition of a Liberal Arts College education offered at Yale-NUS and questioned the reasons behind the closures of Yale-NUS and USP.

Why the New College Does Not “Broaden Access to an Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education”

Existing commentators have explored the possible underlying dynamics, highlighted potential issues, and suggested next steps to make the best of the YNC closure and establishment of NC. Yi Ming Ng, ’21, and Rohan Naidu, ’17 step back and ask if the move is justified.

A Means to an End: The Strategic Failures of the Yale-NUS Experiment

Why would NUS dissolve two perfectly functioning programs to form a marginally larger college that cannot guarantee the quality of education of the previous two? Ryan weighs in.

The Neoliberal Arts

The “New” in the new college stands for Neoliberal arts, Shawn Hoo ‘20 opines.

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: Missing Yale-NUS While on Exchange

story | Chloe Lim When I first came to Yale-NUS College, I was ready to leave. Yale-NUS was not my “dream school”; the new “hippie” liberal...

Reflections on Fulbright University Vietnam: How Should We Engage With Other Asian Liberal Arts Institutions?

“Do we want to engage with an institution that is complicit in perpetuating America’s imperialistic foreign policies in Vietnam?” Following the participation of Yale-NUS College faculty members at a Fulbright University Vietnam’s (FUV) conference, Ai Huy Luu asks how Yale-NUS should engage with the school.

Yale-NUS College Announces Opt-out Option

You asked for it, and you got it. Yale-NUS College has announced an “opt-out” option to students. We report.

Yale-NUS Holds Fourth Annual Summer Research Symposium

Yale-NUS’ annual Summer Research Symposium returned for its fourth iteration between Sept. 4-6. Over 30 students presented their research in Saga Lecture Theatre 1 and the Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre.

One Night in Singapore: The Illiberal Asian Body in Yale’s Missionary Position

story | Soh Wee Yang and Joshua Babcock, Guest Writers photo | StockSnap.io   It has been eight years since the Yale-initiated media storm began surrounding the...

A Liberal Education Should Interrogate Wealth and Power, Not Just Serve Them

story | Jim Sleeper, Guest Writer photo | StockSnap.io   Long before Yale trustees ever thought of co-founding a liberal arts college with NUS, some of them...

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...

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