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Problematic Placements & Planetary Positions: The Astrology of a Yale-NUS Student

“People at Yale-NUS are intensely chaotic. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean this in a ‘will drink too much soju at 11:13 pm on a Saturday night, despite the fact that their 11:59 pm Literature and Humanities submission isn’t yet finished’ way. I mean that in the ‘your planetary placements all contradict each other so that every aspect of your personality is at war with each other’ way.” Shehryar reads our birth charts.

Dean of Faculty Affirms Report on Interdisciplinary Higher Education

Yale-NUS Dean of Faculty Jeannette Ickovics spoke at a panel discussion on Oct. 23, 2019 at the ArtScience Museum Singapore titled “Branches from the Same Tree”, on the benefits and challenges surrounding the liberal arts. Ryan reports.

A Bug’s Life: How I Tried to Stop Worrying and Love the Ants

“Hello ant,” I said to my silent friend. It rested on my nail cuticle, more quiet then. When I placed my hand back onto the table, it crawled onto my readings, sauntering around one of Tocqueville’s lines the same way my concentration meanders around his arguments.” Amanda tells us about ants.

Admissions Priority Not Given To Yale-NUS Siblings

With at least 14 pairs and two trios of siblings in the College, some have wondered if siblings of Yale-NUS students are more likely to be admitted here. Yihui reports.

New Hire Adds Flavor to Our Dining Halls

Yale-NUS has hired a consultant to ensure accountability between the school and dining hall caterer Sodexo. Michelle reports.

Urban Planetary Health: Relocating to the Concrete Jungle

Shawn Kit tells us how the relocation of his West Kalimantan Week 7 LAB to Singapore due to the haze taught him about planetary health and community resilience.

Waves From The Past: Retelling the Legacy of Okinawa

Students who participated in a Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) programme held in Okinawa last summer hosted a powerful art exhibition conveying the resilience that Okinawan locals display while overcoming their challenging past. Shivani reports.

Rest and Support at NUS’ “Pit Stop”

Alicia ventures into NUS to tell us more about the resources available to us a bus ride away.

Have Some Selective (Self) Empathy: Lessons from Nas Daily

“After attending the intimate post-event dinner, where questions focused less on politics and more on his personal journey as a content creator, I realized that it is not simply delusion, but rather faith, that enables Nas Daily.“

Are You a Kingfisher for Consent?

Many Yale-NUS students have participated in consent dialogues during Orientation and signed Kingfishers for Consent’s consent pledges. But how else is the school working to foster a culture of consent on campus? Lindy finds out more.

Calls to Action from the SG Climate Rally

The recent Singapore Climate Rally garnered a lot of attention in the press and on social media – but what are the actual policy changes the Rally called for? Dion reports.

Local Students Become Kingfishers for a Day

The week of Sept. 9, 2019 saw 109 students from local pre-university institutions visiting the College for the Kingfisher for a Day program to experience a typical day in the life of a Yale-NUS student. Ryan reports.

First-Years Struggle With Opening DBS Bank Accounts

Many international students in the Class of 2023 have experienced trouble with their Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) bank accounts. Raphael reports.

Financial Aid Office Addresses Student Complaints

Miscommunications and Standing Committees. Avani writes about the problems plaguing need-based financial aid on campus.

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