Tom introduces himself as a philosopher who studies the ancient world (particularly the Greeks). Ancient Greeks and Romans, ancient Indians, ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, and… Karl Marx. Read more about Tom in Evan's feature.
The Octant, in a conversation with Joanne Roberts, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, discusses the commitments of staff and faculty to create an authentic experience for the Class of 2025 at Yale-NUS College.
Though the statement was authored through an “informal sharing process” and is not representative of all faculty opinion, it is the first public statement by faculty members since the announcement of the merger.
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?
Existing commentators have explored the possible underlying dynamics, highlighted potential issues, and suggested next steps to make the best of the YNC closure and establishment of NC. Yi Ming Ng, ’21, and Rohan Naidu, ’17 step back and ask if the move is justified.
"I opened the attachment. The title of the presentation was 'Violence in Islam.' Below it were two photos, one of hadith books and one of an extremist group." When a teacher blatantly spreads islamophobia, Soroush recounts how she intervened and stood up for what she believes in.
I’m back. We are off to a hectic start of the year, and dilemmas have already poured in. As I am only one student, I will only be answering two dilemmas this week, but for the rest of you, you will have your day.