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On Ending Workplace Discrimination in Singapore: A Panel Discussion by AWARE

This year’s National Day Rally speech expounded on the topic when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that fair workplace treatment guidelines by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) will be enshrined in law. Under the new legislation, employees will be legally protected against workplace discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender, and disability. The specifics of the law are currently being formulated by the government, and we can look forward to their finalisation in due course. […]

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Tembusu College Students’ Record-Breaking Supper Jio Amounted to $1303.10

A supper jio is one of many cornerstones of the NUS hostel experience. Usually initiated by one hungry neighbour’s text on a group chat, the supper jio forms indelible bonds between residents new and old via late-night conversations and a shared penchant for post-dinner cravings. Fun, convenient, and an answer to both social and physical needs, it’s easy to see why the supper jio is universally loved across campus, including Tembusu College, one of the four Residential Colleges on campus.  […]

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Reopening of Techno Edge: The Engineering Canteen’s Long-Awaited Comeback

When Techno Edge reopened at the start of this semester on January 11, scores of students flocked to the newly renovated Engineering canteen, be it to check out the new stalls or to try out the food their seniors have been raving about during its closure. The hype could be expected as Techno Edge was a well-loved place for over 30 years before it shuttered in 2018 for redevelopment works. During the canteen’s two-year closure, students who had classes in the Engineering vicinity often went to the Arts canteen, The Deck, causing intensified lunch crowds there. […]

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CHS Merger – What does it Mean and What have People Said?

On Sept 23, 2020, NUS announced that it was merging two major faculties – the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Faculty of Science (FOS), into the College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS). Though initially declared to be in its proposed stages, the project has since been approved and is expected to kick into effect starting from NUS’ next Academic Year (2021). From there, it also intends to admit 2,000 students every year, which roughly belies the same numbers that FASS and FOS currently houses. […]

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The Future is Young: Here’s the Middleground We Found where Both You and I can Co-Exist

With the theme of Quiet Riot!, the festival seeks to feature art that explores meaningful transformation and revolutionary change, attained through dogged and peaceful resistance. It strives to reflect and magnify the voice of people around the world who have been rising up to speak truth to power, and whose struggles demonstrate a celebration of diversity and inventiveness. […]

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