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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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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SATS hopes to “impress sustainably”

story Regina Marie Lee After attending three food-tasting sessions with dining vendors competing to serve Yale-NUS College, Kwok Yingchen ’18 was not feeling optimistic. The student representative on the Dining Advisory Committee (DAC) had felt the food was either “pretty unhealthy” or of such high quality that it could not be sustained daily. Then they […]

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Admitted students at EYW

Admissions over the Years

story Regina Marie Lee The third round of applications to Yale-NUS College has closed and come August, the Class of 2019 will matriculate. The Admissions Committee plays a very important role in shaping the College. The department itself, now fourteen strong, has seen changes across the years. Admissions was one of the first staff departments formed […]

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Ambassador Chan Heng Chee

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee

Governing Board Interview Series interview Regina Marie Lee Ambassador Chan Heng Chee joined the Yale-NUS College Governing Board in July 2013 and is currently Chairman of the National Arts Council and Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this email interview, she shares with The Octant her role in guiding Yale-NUS, as well as […]

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Robert Alpern

From Liberal Arts To Medicine

story Spandana Bhattacharya | Regina Marie Lee With advising sessions already underway, pre-medical students at Yale-NUS College are actively planning their course loads for applications to medical schools. As Dean of the Yale School of Medicine, Robert Alpern has strong views on the undergraduate education necessary for a pre-med student. He recently chaired a committee that reviewed […]

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