Retelling the Story of the Asian Century
Dr. Parag Khanna returned to Yale-NUS College on September 5th to talk about his latest book, titled "The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century". Ryan reports.
Yale-NUS College’s New Associate Dean of Students: On Moving, Family, and the Residential Education Curriculum
Shawn Kit meets the new Associate Dean of Students and learns what his plans are for the College, the new Residential Education curriculum and his family.
Remembering the Lennon Wall: An Aborted Civic Education Project
“I want to encourage our community to remember the Wall as more than a contested space filled with hostile language among members of the Greater China region. It is a civic education project that never got to realize its full potential at and beyond Yale-NUS.” Winnie tells us more.
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.
Diversity Blackboards Aim to Break Barriers
‘What do you think of the present racial climate in Singapore?’, ‘What should the future of our multi-racial society look like?’ and ‘What can those in positions of privilege do?’ These are some of the questions posed by the ‘Diversity Wall’, an initiative kick-started by Student Government’s Director for Diversity and Inclusion Reni Chng ’21 and Huang Runchen ’22. Shehryar reports.
Experiencing the Common Curriculum Outside the Classroom
The Ramayana Musical performed on August 24th was a milestone in the College’s move to link the residential experience more closely to the Common Curriculum. Ryan reports.
Yehoon Ahn Wins Election to be Class of 2023 Representative
Yehoon wins the Election to be the Class of 2023 Representative with 42.7% of all votes, despite a controversial campaign policy.
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.”
College Cuts Week 7 LAB on “Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore”
On Friday, September 13, the College decided that with Week 7 only two weeks away, there was no longer enough time to address concerns regarding the "Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore" LAB and that the program had to be canceled. Alysha and Harrison report.
Why Green, and Why Now? SG’s Blooming Environmental Movement
“Ultimately, Singapore can adapt itself all it wants -- but do we really want to live alone in a dead world?” Ajay tells us why you should join SG Climate Rally on September 21st 2019, at Speaker’s Corner, Hong Lim Park, from 3 pm - 6 pm.