Why the Abolition of Streaming in Singapore’s Public School System Matters to Yale-NUS

With students from the Normal stream being underrepresented in the Yale-NUS student population, how is the recent news on structural reforms in Singapore’s mainstream education system relevant to us? Paul reflects on his time in neighborhood secondary schools as both a student and an educator and the implications that this policy change could have on the school he is about to leave.

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Welcome to J̶a̶p̶a̶n̶ Singapore — A Look At How Japanese Franchising Affects Homesickness

story | Rhyhan Astha, Contributing Reporter photo | Rhyhan Astha, Contributing Reporter   Singapore’s open arms towards people from other countries have allowed it to become the exemplary multicultural country that it is today. Yale-NUS College exemplifies this; international students make up 40% of the student body. For these international students, Singaporean culture might be a […]

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Charles Bailyn served as the Inaugural Dean of Faculty of Yale-NUS College from 2011-16.

The End of “Inaugural”

story | Charles Bailyn, Professor and Inaugural Dean of Faculty photo | Public Affairs Well, it is upon us: the graduation ceremony of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS.  With the departure of the class of 2017 and of President Lewis, there will be surprisingly little that is “inaugural” at Yale-NUS in the future.  But as […]

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Students attend a screening of 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy, by director Jason Soo

1987: The Missing Narrative

story | Neo Huiyuan, Arts Editor photo |  Lynn Voight What happens when the very institutions you trust for protection turn against you? What happens when the social contract is broken? These are questions that people detained without trial are uniquely qualified to answer. On May 21, 1987, 16 Singaporeans were detained without trial under […]

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