BLOCH: Why I like Yale-NUS

March 19, 2012
The faculty debate about Yale-NUS has focused on Singapore government policy towards homosexuality and free political expression, which everyone knows is not the same as in the United States. Objection to our presence abroad brings to the fore just how exceptional American policies are and just how exceptional the debate about liberal values is within »

BLOCH: The value of the humanities

September 29, 2011
Almost 40 percent of Yale undergraduates choose to major in the Humanities, a figure wildly in excess of almost any other university. Why is this? First of all, the excellence of Yale’s Humanities departments and programs. In the recent National Research Council ratings, the Humanities showed best in class much more consistently than the Sciences »