FISCHER: Restoring collegiality at Yale

September 7, 2012
The passing of the Yale mace to a new president is a time for reflection and renewal. During my 31 years teaching at Yale, I have seen the campus gradually shift away from a model of collegiality and mutual respect between administration and faculty to a more hierarchical corporate model where decisions are made by »

FISCHER: Yale-NUS is not Yale

March 23, 2012
Yale-NUS, the new liberal arts college being created in Singapore under the guidance of Yale University and the National University of Singapore, raises two almost completely separate issues. Both are important but easily confused. First, is it possible and desirable to attempt to establish a Western-style liberal arts college in an environment whose social norms »