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Which NUS Modules do Yale-NUS Students Take?

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprised 61% of all NUS module enrollments by Yale-NUS students in the last five semesters.

NUS Students Weigh in on Process and Shortcomings of Merger Announcements

“You’re not exempt from what you’re teaching us,” Alefiya said. “You’re teaching us the power of speech and critical thought, and you’re not exempt from following it.”

FASS, FOS, FOE, and SDE Faculty Members and Student Representatives Unaware of “Extensive Consultations” With NUS President

Tan previously claimed that he consulted with every department in the affected faculties: "So that's the facts. Check with any department. I was there."

Yale-NUS Reports Two Covid Cases on Campus

The student, who resides in Elm College, is symptomatic and stayed in the college during recess week.

Will the New College be “a paragon of academic freedom in Singapore” like Yale-NUS?

Minister for Education Chan Chun Sing called Yale-NUS a "paragon of academic freedom." Would the New College live up to one of its predecessors? Daniel and Daryl weigh in.

Cost Not Main Motivation for Closure, Part of NUS Roadmap to Make Interdisciplinary Education More Accessible: Education Minister

Echoing NUS President Tan Eng Chye’s opinion piece on Saturday, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing told Parliament on Monday that the merger will create a more inclusive and interdisciplinary educational experience. Evan reports.

Why the New College Does Not “Broaden Access to an Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education”

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.

The Octant Explains: How Expensive is Yale-NUS, Really?

In this explainer, Jia Qi compares Yale-NUS's school fees with other small liberal arts colleges and academic programs in Singapore to obtain a sense of scale.

An Open Letter to the Donors of Yale-NUS College

A group of students and alumni from Yale-NUS reached out to The Octant with an open letter to the college’s donors.

Did the Yale-NUS Experiment Fail? No, but the New College Might

Neither Yale-NUS nor USP failed, but the New College very well might. What has to be done to make it work? Alumni Daniel '19 and Daryl '19 weigh in.

In Memoriam of Yale-NUS

What does it mean to be overseas upon hearing the news on closure? Listen from Suman '25, as she grapples with her disbelief and hurt whilst desperately wanting to be on campus.

How I Confronted an Islamophobic Teacher

"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

A Tale of Typhoons, Trains, and Traveling to Singapore

Traveling during a worldwide pandemic is stressful enough. What happens when you add a deadline, a typhoon, and a race across the country?

We visited every restaurant, stall, and diner in UTown so you don’t have to.

So what does UTown have to offer? Which restaurants or stalls are affordable, and which should you avoid? Read on for a gastronomic tour with Michael.

Aunt Agony: “I want to start a commune”

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.

Our College’s Decolonial Possibilities

Instead of trying to “decolonize” the university, Faris argues that we can and should take it as a conduit for decolonial possibilities

Was Yale-NUS an Unusual College Experience?

Graduating senior Jasmine looks back on the four-year long Yale-NUS journey she's finally reached the end of. Here's what it all means to her.

No More Corporal Punishment

Corporal punishment is more common in Singaporean school than you think. In this piece, Nicole, Celine, and Luke argue that to uphold the quality of education and defend children’s rights, corporal punishment needs to be banned.

The Good Place?: Reflections on Narrative Ethics in Singapore

In collaboration with our partners, Panoramic, a global magazine run by students at the University of Cambridge, we are excited to announce the first article written by Genevieve. In this piece, she reflects the strengths and limitations of narrative ethics, drawing from her experience in Singapore.

We ask DoS Questions from Yale-NUS’s Stupid Questions Hub. Here’s what they say.

They say there are no stupid questions, but this article definitely puts that saying to the test. The Octant asks Dave Stanfield and Cory Owens the silliest, ridiculous, and all around stupidest questions that YNC has to offer.

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