Yale-NUS Comes 8th for Inter-Faculty Games
Yale-NUS College has come in 8th place overall for the Inter-Faculty Games, with 23 teams representing the College in different sports against 11 faculties from the National University of Singapore (NUS). This year, five teams medaled in the games, down from seven teams the year before.
Spilling the (Bubble) Tea
“We can fervently debate issues and advocate for causes until the cows come home to graze, but if we never bring that conversation beyond our bubble, then we can never expect anything to change.” Elizabeth tells us why we should move our discussions about social issues into our personal lives outside of Yale-NUS.
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.
In Tanjong Pagar for the World: Why Kilo Lounge is the Yale-NUS of Clubs
“I was hesitant to try it out when I first heard of it, due to the protests of Singaporeans describing it as overpriced and seething with expats. Nevertheless, I gave the pretentiously named ‘lounge’ a chance, and I don’t think I’ll ever look back.” Michael tells us why he clubs at Kilo.
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.