28 August 2017 | General News

Sailors 470 pair Ms Elisa Yukie Yokoyama and Ms Cheryl Teo won the women’s 470 gold medal at the SEA Games on 27 August 2017. Ms Yokoyama, a current student from the Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme at NUS Faculty of Science, will be taking a year off school, starting August 2017, to work towards her ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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28 August 2017 | General News

Rhythmic gymnast Ms Tong Kah Mun, a Year 2 undergraduate from the Food Science & Technology Programme at NUS Faculty of Science has won the bronze medal at the women’s rhythmic individual all-around final at the SEA Games on 27 August 2017. This is also Singapore’s first individual rhythmic gymnastics medal at the Games.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

28 August 2017 | General News

NUS University Lifeguard Corps and the North West Community Development Council organised the North West SwimSafer Day 2017 on 27 August for members of the North West Swim-Safer Club and North West residents. An annual event that aims to boost community bonding, healthy living and water safety, the mass swim saw about 1000 residents participating in the Fun Swim, including 200 competitive swimmers taking part in the NUS Splashdown 2017.

The Straits Times, Tamil Murasu

28 August 2017 | Community

Ms Insyirah Imran, a student at NUS School of Design and Environment has participated in the Aspire and Achieve through Mentorship programme at Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah every Saturday since 2015.

Berita Harian

27 August 2017 | Education

Mr Muhammad Faris Joraimi, Yale-NUS College first-year student, shared that it was his deep interest in classical Malay literature that attracted him to Yale-NUS. He hopes to study history in depth with a focus on Malay civilisation.

Berita Minggu

27 August 2017 | General News

Ms Wu Pei Chuan, Senior Lecturer from the Dept of Management & Organisation at NUS Business School, opined that the gig economy can offer a bout of fresh air, and highlighted five ways that it can offer new opportunities for Singapore.

Channel NewsAsia Online

26 August 2017 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, noted that Singapore has prevented strife to build a harmonious interracial society. He opined that we need to build solidarity next, so that all Singaporeans have confidence that their skills and ideas will be evaluated on merit, not based on stereotypes.

The Straits Times

26 August 2017 | General News

Prof Syed Farid Alatas from the Dept of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted that the rising anti-Shi’ism in the region and the Middle East is affecting Singapore Muslims. He discussed measures needed by the Muslim community to create more understanding about Shi’ism among the Sunni majority.

The Straits Times

26 August 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Chen Yu from the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design and Environment shared that she is most fond of the Central Library on Kent Ridge campus and recounted her positive experience with the Library.

Lianhe Zaobao

25 August 2017 | General News

Prof Chia Kee Seng, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS noted that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in choosing to focus on diabetes as one of Singapore's longer-term issues in his National Day Rally 2017 speech, was a timely rallying call for Singaporeans to take health and wellness seriously and start making real lifestyle changes. Prof Chia highlighted that a collective mindset shift is the key to creating sustainable population-level behavioural change, and shared some suggestions on how we can go about this.

The Straits Times