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
Model Asean Conference
Yonatan Gazit From Aug. 22-24, the Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association (YIRPA) hosted 154 high school students for a Model Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference at the college. Much like Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, the Model ASEAN conference was meant to simulate ASEAN conferences. YIRPA’s conference was one of the first
Dengue Outbreak on Campus
Yonatan Gazit, May Tay Aaron Lai’18 had only recently returned from his freshman orientation trip when he began to feel feverish. “At first I thought it was just a normal fever, but … by day three or four of this I went over to the UHC and they took blood tests and
To ice or not to ice?
Kavya Gopal, Regina Marie Lee Over the last two weeks, more than 20 students have done it. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spilled over into Yale-NUS. First, students were challenged by their friends back in the United States. They then tagged their peers, inundating social media feeds with videos of people pouring ice buckets