Yale-NUS community expands for a weekend
Yonatan Gazit, May Tay Photo used with permission from Tamara Burgos Yale-NUS College invited student’s families to learn about and experience some aspects of the school over Family Weekend, a two-and-a-half day event held at Residential College Four. From the morning Friday, Sept. 5 to noon, Sunday, Sept. 7 students’ families were invited to Yale-NUS
Uprooting: Marriages in Academia
Kavya Gopal, Regina Marie Lee Photo by Pareen Chaudhari “How’d you like to move to Singapore?” “What, where?” When Dean of Faculty Charles Bailyn first proposed moving halfway across the world from New Haven, Yale to Singapore in 2009, his wife, Dr. Rebecca Tannenbaum, was a little hesitant. “I didn’t know much about the country
Losing school IFG virginity
David Chappell Photo used with permission from Julianne Thomson With the end of Yale-NUS College’s first Inter Faculty Games in sight, our sweaty and exhausted sports teams can look forward to a well deserved breather, after finishing on a high note. The opportunity to compete against NUS’s various faculties, with over six years of experience
What have we built?
Daniel Soo || Guest Columnist Photo used with permission from Yale-NUS Singaporientation 2014 In 1912, Emile Durkheim wrote about the concept of “collective effervescence” to describe the state of communion of thought, emotion or action. A century and a year later, a Yale professor visited Yale-NUS College and described our community with those very words—collective
What’s in a name?
May Tay Photos used with permission from Yale-NUS Singaporientation 2014 Saga. Elm. Chendana. These are the new temporary names of the three residential colleges (RCs) in Yale-NUS College. The announcement was made during The President’s Town Hall with students by the Rectors and Vice-Rectors of all three RCs in the dining hall last Fri, Aug.
Lunch Tag: Yale-NUS “Speed-Dating”
Yonatan Gazit Photo used with permission from Rachel Quek Lunch Tag, held from Aug. 25 – Sept. 14 among Yale-NUS students, offers the student body a chance to grow closer through friendly competition. Students can sign up online for the event, after which they are given the name of a fellow schoolmate. The two then
No Time to Breathe: A DF’s Life
Kavya Gopal, Regina Marie Lee Photo used with permission from Alyson Rozells On a typical day, Dean’s Fellow (DF) Hao Guang meets at least one or two students for one-on-one talks and clocks in two to four hours at the Writers’ Center advising students on their work. In between, he rushes to various meetings with
On IFGs and Institutions: An interview with Tinesh
Raeden Richardson Here are the numbers again: the Inter-Faculty Games (or IFGs) have been running for seven years, the NUS Medicine Faculty has been established for 57 years, whilst NUS Engineering, the next most prominent undergraduate path, has nearly 6000 students to choose from. This year, for the first time, Yale-NUS has raised its armaments
Transman or Transcendental?
Kaushik Swaminathan The last week at RC4 featured a barrage of cryptic, and equally intriguing posters along the walls and elevators of the building. G Spot, a community of students who promote diversity and inclusivity, ran an awareness campaign in support of transgenderism using pictures of ordinary men and women such that the viewer would
Of Welcomes and Teas
May Tay Since the Student Activities Fair on Aug. 18, the past two weeks have seen campus life abuzz with Welcome Teas, friendly sports games and first club sessions organised by various student groups. The welcome teas ranged from cosy informal gatherings to larger scale general meetings, usually accompanied by food. One example was the