Letter to the Editors
It was heart-warming for me to see Raeden and Aaron voice out such ardent school spirit. I too am tired of having to explain again and again that Yale-NUS isn’t an NUS faculty, and I too want to see Yale-NUS stand in equal with other universities in Singapore. I, however, did not have the privilege
Spirit of the Independent Course
Graham Link || Guest Columnist 2MC (Modular Credits) Independent Courses are arguably one of this college’s most compelling benefits. The opportunity to propose, build and shape your own course is simply unique in higher education. These courses erase our major labels and grade anxieties, allowing us to pursue knowledge with no other purpose beyond itself.
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Letter to the Editors
letter Aaron Kurzak ’17 The PANOPT editors have done an excellent public service in publishing Mr. Richardson’s article. The controversies arising from its frank statements highlight the fact that the author has succeeded as a journalist of a true STUDENT publication by feeling the pulse of our community and diagnosing an issue that lies at its
The Arts expand at Yale-NUS
story Yonatan Gazit | May Tay Four new professors joined Yale-NUS’s Art’s Department in the 2014 Fall Semester, including the first Department Head, to help establish the school’s Arts Department, according to a press release by the college. A few Yale-NUS students say they have hopes for what the department can bring to the school,
In Defence of Free Speech
story Kaushik Swaminathan Yale-NUS is an infant born from the womb of over four hundred years of collective academic excellence in Asia and the United States, and it is a child that often asks questions the adults don’t have answers to. In the three years since its inception, the school has redefined what it means
Beach Games
story David Chappell On Saturday, 16. Aug approximately 20 Yale-NUS freshmen and sophomores, many still nursing hangovers from the night before, were roused from their beds in the early hours of the morning. The reason? The U Sport’s 2014 beach games. Every year, teams from across Singapore and neighbouring countries descend on Sentosa beach for
Yale Short Courses
story Yonatan Gazit | May Tay Two weeks before classes began for the sophomores at Yale-NUS, seven Yale professors made the trip halfway around the globe from New Haven to Singapore. They were here to visit the Yale-NUS and NUS campuses, as well as to teach mini-courses for the Class of 2017. These classes lasted
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Editors’ Note
A week after the first issue, all newspapers have disappeared from their boxes, several emails have popped into our inbox and many conversations have erupted in the dining hall. We look back and think: this is the kind of critical discourse our community needs, and which PANOPT is committed to. We realize certain individuals in
Does Yale-NUS party?
story Joyan Tan | Kavya Gopal 6 August, 4.30PM: 30-40 sophomores gathered in the multi-purpose hall (MPH) for a school-organized talk on Navigating Social Spaces. For a “mandatory” session for all sophomores, attendance was painfully low. Students gathered in small groups in the almost-empty MPH and discussed alcohol consumption in serious voices. To the question, “What
Meditations on First Ideology
story Ling Xi Min Working for Admissions meant that lots of people asked me why I chose to go to Yale-NUS. Sometimes though, ‘answers’ are more articulated notion/emotion than rational, considered idea. But a good look at our reflexive responses can produce insights about ourselves: “I chose Yale-NUS because it gives me a sense of