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Yale-NUS Cancels Week 7 Program Amid New COVID Restrictions; Graduation Requirement Waived

The decision made to comply with the heightened Covid-19 restrictions in Singapore. No possibility of postponement has been mentioned.

Seeing Spirits: Experiential Learning in the Ghostly Singapore Week 7 LAB

Canceled plans and uncomfortable crematorium visits: horror junkie Isabelle shares how the real spirit she saw on the Ghostly Singapore Week 7 LAB was the ghost of experiential learning.

False Alarm or Forewarning? Lessons from the Week 7 Controversy

“The divided reactions to the cancellation of the Week 7 program reveal a growing polarization between different groups in Singaporean society with competing notions of what Singapore can and should look like.” Jia Qi and Daryl reckon with what public reactions to the cancelled LAB mean for Yale-NUS students and Singapore at large.

We Who Differ in Sentiment – Rethinking ‘Dissent’

“In response to Speaker Tan Chuan Jin’s question, I say: if the foundation of a liberal education is to encourage engagement with differing sentiments, then we do need a liberal education, not just to get us into the future — but to create that shared future.” Shawn tells us why dissent matters for Singapore.

Why It’s Sad That We Needed A Course on Dissent and Resistance

“Several days earlier, I had a conversation with an alumnus from the then University of Singapore about student activism in Singapore in the 1970s…Had the vibrant culture of student activism not been annihilated in the preceding decades, we would never have needed such a course.”

From the Black Box to The Globe: Seven Week 7 Highlights

250 students. 14 hotly-contested destinations. One Week 7. What did they “learn across boundaries”? Kimberly, Wisha, Rhyhan, Aryan, Jun Jie, Michelle and Fatima write about their experiences.

Clockwork

What’s happening on campus We Are Family: On Friday, August 5th, Yale-NUS College officially became a full-house, with the Class of 2020’s First Year Assembly....

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