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LOCAL UNIVERSITIES TO ALLOW ARTS AND SPORTS TALENT JOIN THEIR ELITE RANKS

Good to know that even though Singapore places its values on grades, there are still avenues to get a place in our local universities if you are talented enough in your chosen field, such as the arts and sports. This will only encourage students that being creative and good in their other fields are also ways to get to that dream degree of theirs. After all, why should grades be the end all and be all for everything?

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ANG MOH FOREIGN STUDENT: WE ARE NEEDED IN S'PORE TO ENHANCE THE INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES OF THE NATIVES

They are more open-minded and interested in making friends with incoming exchange students and these social skills are the difference between those who will follow the systematic path and get a decent job and the those who will make changes. This can be seen in the demand for European people to work in places like Singapore and Hong Kong, where our social skills are needed in order to compliment and enhance the intellectual abilities of the natives.

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POOR STUDENTS HAVE MUCH SLIMMER CHANCE OF UNI EDUCATION THAN WELL-TO-DO STUDENTS

The system in this country (be it education or social) is set up in such a manner that children from the rich parents will gets the best education presently more than 80% of students in the SAP schools comes from rich family background) and more than 60% of undergraduates in the local universities (NUS & NTU) coming from higher middle class to the elite class. Students from poor family will have slim chance to be in the university (it's not due to the affordability issue but due to poor grade which were imposed to them by virtue of the handicap they're facing.

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WHAT IF SMU LAW STUDENT HACKER WAS A S'POREAN & NOT RUSSIAN?

If the SMU law student who hacked into his professor’s account was not a Russian but a Singaporean, would we still consider two months jail fair? Would we say he deserves more or less? However, what if he was a Singaporean? Would we say that he deserves a harsher punishment? It is commonly said that everyone should be equal in the eyes of the law. Russian or Singaporean, the punishment should depend on the seriousness of the crime and the harm that it did to others.

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RUSSIAN SMU STUDENT JAILED 2 MONTHS FOR HACKING PROF'S ACCOUNT TO DELETE EXAM SCRIPTS

A 32 year old Russian Singapore Management University Juris Doctorate student unlawfully deleted his and 18 other student's exam scripts when he realised he would fare badly in the exams. Georgy Kotsaga believed that by deleting the scripts, he would get to retake the examinations. Fortunately, SMU's IT systems made real time back ups for all examination scripts and everything was recovered. Worried that his GPA would fall below 3.0, Kotsaga bought a USB keylogger from Sim Lim Square and planted it on desktop computers in the professors' respective classrooms.

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SMU GRADUATE FEELING HOPELESS AFTER FAILING TO FIND JOB

I am a graduate of SMU, and have trouble finding a job for 2 years. I am wondering if there are any opportunities here because I have been looking on craigslist, indeed, jobsdb, regionUP, all for jobs but I suspect most of them are fake or just recruiters trying to collect resumes for the companies which are not even hiring.

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