Jan 25 WEEKLY UPDATE: Money, Sports and YNCyclopaedia.

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Many students are given money by Yale-NUS, whether in wages, grants or student org allocations. We’re making sure that distribution is fair and appropriate. There’s also been a lot of progress in athletics, around ICGs, MPH policy and Gym resources.

Again, find more detail in the minutes.

 

Project Updates:
Honour Code: An honour code has been drawn up, for the community to uphold and respect. This will be released soon, and we’ll hold a Town Hall to process feedback.
Classroom Bookings: If you have any ideas for our classroom booking policy, please feedback to us.
YNCyclopaedia: Student Council is pushing for the creation of a useful student database. This is intended to hold curriculum resources, info on the school structure, our histories and a student advice wiki. Please email clin.lai@u.yale-nus.edu.sg if you’re interested in helping!
Finance Committee: One is being created to assist the director and increase transparency.
Student Research Payment: Currently, pay is not enough to support international students who don’t have a place to stay. We’re working to come up with a way around this.
Study Abroad: Spots are limited, particular for majors in CS, US and GA. We’ll be working with CIPE to get more info and try to improve the situation.
Student Orgs Travel funding: There’s inherent conflict-of-interest issues with the distribution of travel funding to student orgs by Student Council members, given how everyone knows everyone in this tiny school. That power will remain in the hands of DoS.
External MPH usage: Teams from other RC’s can get permission to use the gym in the period leading up to the ICGs. Since several of them lack their own space, we’ve made ours available in the spirit of fair play, provided they get approval from Athletics and Brandon. We’re working with infra and athletics to crack down on unauthorized usage.
Gym resources: A weighing scale and new gym mats are being procured for the gym.
Extended Gym Hours: Start next week!

 

All the best,
Hebe Hilhorst
Yale-NUS Student Council | Director of External Communication

Quote of the Week –
             “Guys did anyone say anything interesting this week.”
– Me

 

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