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Faculty vote draws attention in Singapore

April 9, 2012 • 6
Last Thursday’s Yale College faculty resolution expressing concern for Singapore’s “history of lack of respect for civil and political rights” has garnered mixed reactions in the East Asian city state. Though several Singaporean residents, National University of Singapore professors and NUS administrators interviewed said they do not expect the resolution to lead to major changes »
Yale’s two new residential colleges, located near Science Hill, will be constructed once the University has raised enough funds toward the $500 million project.
University

With designs set, new colleges waiting on funds

April 6, 2012 • 8
Architectural plans for Yale’s two new residential colleges were completed last week, but University administrators said construction cannot start without fundraising toward the $313 million outstanding for the project. The completed set of construction documents for Yale’s 13th and 14th residential colleges was issued by Robert A. M. Stern Architects last Friday, University Planner Laura »
Journalist Barbara Walters, shown interviewing former President and First Lady Gerald and Betty Ford, will speak at this year’s Class Day.
University

Barbara Walters named Class Day speaker

April 2, 2012 • 10
When seniors don festive Class Day hats and march onto Old Campus on May 20, they will find Barbara Walters, Emmy-winning television host and journalist, sitting on stage. In an early Monday morning email to the senior class, Kevin Adkisson ’12 and Ben Schenkel ’12, senior class secretary and treasurer, respectively, announced that Walters will »
The Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park is the only place in Singapore where citizens can protest publicly after registering with the park service.
University

Yale values to be tested in Singapore

March 29, 2012 • 1222
Two staff reporters for the News, Ava Kofman and Tapley Stephenson, traveled to Singapore over spring break, interviewing more than 80 sources on the founding of Yale-NUS College — how Singaporeans view the project, how the liberal arts function in Singapore and how the country’s values differ from those on Yale’s campus. This is the »
Approximately 18,000 Singaporean students attended the National University of Singapore’s open house program, which included Yale-NUS College, earlier this month.
University

In Singapore, liberal arts enter uncharted territory

March 28, 2012 • 2275
Two staff reporters for the News, Ava Kofman and Tapley Stephenson, traveled to Singapore over spring break, interviewing more than 80 sources on the founding of Yale-NUS College — how Singaporeans view the project, how the liberal arts function in Singapore and how the country’s values differ from those on Yale’s campus. This is part »
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Yale takes brand to Singapore

March 27, 2012 • 22
Two staff reporters for the News, Ava Kofman and Tapley Stephenson, traveled to Singapore over spring break, interviewing more than 80 sources on the founding of Yale-NUS College — how Singaporeans view the project, how the liberal arts function in Singapore and how the country’s values differ from those on Yale’s campus. This is part »
Features

Recruitment caps come at a cost

March 26, 2012 • 14
Chris Getman ’64, the current owner of Handsome Dan, took the stage at the Yale Blue Leadership Gala last November to receive the George H. W. Bush ’48 Lifetime Leadership Award. Decorations for the celebration lit the Lanman Center blue, and a giant Yale banner hung behind the stage. University administrators, including University President Richard »
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Yale to host U.K. high school students

February 28, 2012 • 0
A U.K. charity announced Tuesday that it will pay for low-income students in the United Kingdom to study at Yale this summer as part of a program intended to expand to other schools across the United States. The Sutton Trust, which supports education and social mobility programs for low-income students in the United Kingdom, will »
University

Corp discusses Yale-NUS, shared services

February 27, 2012 • 1
Two issues that have recently sparked controversy among faculty reached this weekend’s meeting of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. University President Richard Levin told the News that the Corporation discussed shared services, Yale-NUS, the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute and Yale’s development of the areas around Yale Health and Science Park. Two of these »
The Yale-NUS campus design aims to integrate elements of Yale’s collegiate style and traditional Singaporean features.
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NUS program pioneers liberal arts

February 21, 2012 • 0
While administrators have said Yale-NUS will help spread liberal arts in Asia, the focus on interdisciplinary studies will not be entirely new when the jointly run Singaporean college opens in fall 2013. The National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme (USP), established in 2001, allows students the opportunity to spend 30 percent of their coursework »
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Yale-NUS releases tuition, financial aid policies

February 17, 2012 • 0
While Yale-NUS College has modeled much of its curriculum and student life on Yale College, the tuition and financial aid policies for the overseas liberal arts college, released Wednesday, more closely resemble those of a Singaporean institution. Though all undergraduates at Yale are charged the same baseline tuition, Yale-NUS has determined students’ tuition costs based »
University

Dongguk lawsuit heads to trial

February 14, 2012 • 8
A $50 million lawsuit filed against Yale by South Korea’s Dongguk University will proceed to trial in June, following a Friday ruling by a Connecticut federal judge. The ruling is the latest development in a legal saga that began in March 2008, when Dongguk sued Yale for first confirming that the professed doctorate degree of »
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