"There's nothing Yale could have done."
The Octant interviews Prof. Charles Bailyn, inaugural Dean of Faculty for Yale-NUS College from 2011 to 2016, on his feelings on the closure of Yale-NUS and what role Yale University has played in this narrative.
Ken, a second year student from the School of Design and Environment, discusses the merits of merging his college with the Faculty of Engineering (FOE). Is it a well-thought-out expansion of interdisciplinary education, or a corporate rebranding of FOE?
With the slogan #NoMoreTopDown, NUS students released a petition against the merger of six colleges. The petition is jointly written by the students across NUS and encouraged the community to sign the petition against an “unaccountable, impractical and harmful” merger.
Yesterday’s news left the Yale-NUS community with much information and many feelings to process. Here’s a timeline of how the plan unfolded since June, with a look from the inside in an exclusive interview with the College’s administrators.
“Could we then think of how we can make our spaces here in Yale-NUS to be one for more than just Yale-NUS students?” Shawn Kit speaks to the NUS students who share classes, student organisations and library seats with us to find out more.
After Monica Baey’s experience as a survivor of sexual violence went viral, public attention has focused on the appropriate penalties that her perpetrator should receive. Daryl and Alysha discuss why we should consider more pluralistic, rather than punitive, forms of justice for survivors of sexual violence.