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Less Than 5% of Students Satisfied With New College Planning Process: USP-YNC Poll

The poll results were released alongside a statement detailing four proposed commitments to the New College Planning Committee.

“NUS College” is NUS’s Top Choice for New College

The new 'top choice' for the official name of the New College has been met with derision and controversy.

Mapping the Road to 2025: The Editors’ Perspective

If the shock announcement made you feel that the story has ended, don’t forget we have still four more years to go. 

Meet Dr. Thomas Hercules Davies, who knows more dead languages than you can name: Yale-NUS Community Connect #3

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.

Expanded Opportunities for Yale-NUS Students, Full Suite of Courses to be Offered until 2025

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.

Red Tape or Confidentiality? Restrictions Surround Information Sharing, Student Engagement For New College Working Groups

WG Student representatives are not required to carry consultations with students without an approval or request from their Chairs, said Prof. Ho Teck Hua.

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.

Freshie’s Spotlight: Happiness at YNC is…

Cindy interviewed four freshie from Class of 2025 on their discovery of happiness and strength at YNC.

Consultative Leadership Needed to Repair Trust Deficit in NUS

"Tan spoke about winning over students on his vision. Intellectually, I could be persuaded to believe in his vision, but I have minimal faith in his leadership. "

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 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.

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.

Yale-NUS Faculty Members Release Open Letter Regarding College Closure

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.

Baffled, Cheated, and Frustrated, But Trying to Hope: Yale-NUS Deferred Matriculants Share Their Perspectives on “Merger” and New College

The morning of August 27 was also a fateful one for the many deferred matriculants who had already committed themselves to Yale-NUS College. Hong Jin speaks to them to learn about their dreams, their stories, and their hopes as they grapple with the impending closure of the liberal arts college.

Yale-NUS Deferred Matriculants Offered Four-Year Residency and Choice of Degree Program; Financial Aid Reapplication Needed

In a virtual town hall, Yale-NUS administrators and staff shared concessions for the delayed matriculants, who are no longer able to join the college despite being promised so. Hong Jin reports.

Back to School: Yale-NUS in the Week After Closure Announcement

“The sky is falling and I’m expected to do readings.” Naia writes about how Yale-NUS grapples with the psychological trauma after the closure announcement.

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.

Is Creating the College of Design and Engineering Worth the Effort?

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?

Living With Heartbreak

In this personal essay, Anna Evtushenko ’17 discusses the differences and similarities in our experiences of loss and how she doesn’t make sense of it.

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