Weekly Update [Week 1]: Welcome Back, Presidential Search meeting

Welcome back to the new school year, and a special welcome to the Class of 2020!

Project Updates

From the Election Committee, nominations are still open for the next Student Council. You can nominate yourself or your peers here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSet0MVzvX6mEGTOWMAZ6FAxVrVJqqTnkc9QiAvRnxrK_M6lUQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Nominations close on 21 August, 11.59pm.

Nominees will be notified via email by the Election Committee and will have to confirm their candidacy if they wish to run. Nominees have until 22 August, 11.59pm to confirm their candidacy.

In other news, representatives of the Council met with members of the Governing Board members for the Presidential Search on 14 Aug (Sun) and raised issues as discussed during our weekly meeting. See below for more details on points raised.

Summary of Weekly Meeting

In the weekly meeting on Friday (12 Aug), the Council discussed pertinent issues to raise at the meeting with Governing Board members for the Presidential Search, such as the key challenges of building an alumni network and ensuring Yale-­NUS graduates are ready for post­-graduation opportunities, links with other institutions, and continuing a strong liberal arts education tradition.

The Council also received updates on publicity plans from the Elections Committee, namely an info session for students to find out more about Government and the elections process. Updates on issues such as CIPE feedback, Internet access, feedback about science majors, bins, and the school cat were also discussed.

The Government will also be postponing its meeting on 26 Aug by an hour, so Government members can attend the memorial for the late Professor Barney Bate.

Read a more detailed account of the meeting here: Weekly Meeting Minutes (12 August 2016)

Final Thoughts

Summer is over and it’s the start of yet another new school year. As we welcome the newest class to our college, we also prepare to welcome a new Student Government into office as elections draw closer. We encourage all members of the community to put careful thought into nominating themselves or peers (be they first-years or upperclassmen) whom you think will make a positive contribution to the Student Government, and whom you would want to have representing your voice.


Joceline Yong
Director of External Communications

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