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Town Hall on Sexual Misconduct in NUS Ends On An Ambiguous Note

Town Hall on Sexual Misconduct in NUS Ends On An Ambiguous Note

Photo: Marc Tey Ge Wai On April 25, NUS conducted a Town Hall to address concerns about sexual misconduct in the university. This was in response to the growing controversy regarding Ms Monica Baey’s sexual harassment case, and the more widespread predicament that is rampant in NUS culture. From the very beginning, the university expressed their...

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Better Than Revenge: Rethinking Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Better Than Revenge: Rethinking Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Originally Posted on: theoctant.org Written by: Daryl Yang, Guest Writer and Alysha Chandra, Editor in Chief Photo: Alysha Chandra After the story about Monica Baey’s experience as a survivor of sexual violence went viral, much attention has focused on the appropriate penalties that her perpetrator, another student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) named Nicholas...

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NUS Students’ Union Empowers Students To Create A Safer Campus in Response To Concerns of Sexual Harassment

NUS Students’ Union Empowers Students To Create A Safer Campus in Response To Concerns of Sexual Harassment

On Sunday (April 21), the NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) Executive Committee issued a statement on sexual harassment in NUS. In the statement, the union expressed its condemnation of any form of sexual harassment and highlights how this episode reflects on NUS’ policy regarding sexual harassment. The statement was released after the recent surge in advocacy...

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Week 6 Round-Up

Week 6 Round-Up

CAMPUS NEWS NUS to let students design their own modules from August onwards Announced on 8 February 2019, NUS will be beginning a Design-Your-Own-Module initiative, where undergraduates may take up to four modular credits (MCs) from their Unrestricted Electives Modules (UEs) to pursue subjects that contribute to their personal and professional growth. Students would have...

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NUS Libraries Face Shortened Hours, Potentially Affecting Students’ Study Habits

NUS Libraries Face Shortened Hours, Potentially Affecting Students’ Study Habits

In the usual attempt to catch up with the ceaseless demands of the school curriculum, students seek asylum in the various libraries spread across the NUS campus, where the quiet spaces and optimal air-conditioned temperature seem to be the only enablers for their hustling spirit. However, the second semester of the 18/19 Academic Year witnessed...

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Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity announced on 11 July 2018 that RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. With the win, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has awarded S$980,000 to RWDC...

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Hilton Named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace

Hilton Named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace

Hilton  has been named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace 2018, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work, climbing from its third ranking in the 2017 list. The latest award is a result of positive feedback from Team Members across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, where Hilton was ranked in national Best...

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2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

Organized by PacificLight, the 2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition encourages young Singaporeans to address environmental challenges, share stories and innovative solutions to demonstrate their passion in tackling the global challenge of sustainability and to create a sustainable Singapore. The aim of the competition is to generate ideas and initiatives around the topic of sustainability and environmental...

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CSA Launches Second National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign – “Cyber Tips 4 You”

CSA Launches Second National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign – “Cyber Tips 4 You”

Campaign focuses on promoting four cybersecurity tips to help the public to go safe online https://www.facebook.com/gosafeonline/videos/1851834248170127/ As Singapore moves towards becoming a Smart Nation, technology will become increasingly pervasive in our lives, transforming the way we work, live, and play. Thus, it is crucial that everyone in Singapore is equipped with the basic know-how of...

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New Festival Director kickstarts the 2018 Singapore International Festival of Arts line-up and introduces the Festival House

New Festival Director kickstarts the 2018 Singapore International Festival of Arts line-up and introduces the Festival House

  The 41st edition of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA 2018) features game-changing artists from a spectrum of art forms set to engage and inspire audiences, from new festival goers to seasoned arts lovers. Commissioned by the National Arts Council and managed by Arts House Limited, the pinnacle performing arts festival will be...