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Jun 17th, 2013
12:00 am
June 17th, 2013 | University
Yale-NUS releases inaugural class figures

Yale-NUS College’s inaugural class will consist of 157 students from 26 countries, according to a Sunday press release from the Singaporean college. According to the statement, the new liberal arts college’s acceptance rate was under 4 percent, with a yield rate of 52 percent. Ninety-seven students from the inaugural class hail from Singapore, while the […]

Feb 28th, 2013
11:02 pm
February 28th, 2013 | University
Freedom of thought scrutinized in Singapore

A Singaporean journalism professor and outspoken critic of restrictions on media freedom in Singapore — where Yale is establishing a joint college with the National University of Singapore — has been denied tenure at Nanyang Technological University for a second time, sparking renewed debate about freedom of thought at Singaporean universities. George Cherian, an associate […]

Feb 12th, 2013
1:47 pm
February 12th, 2013 | Opinion
ROSEN: Thoughts on Yale-NUS

Yale’s decision to venture into Singapore with Yale-NUS hasn’t been received very well on campus, to say the least. Last April, the faculty passed a resolution demanding the upholding of nondiscrimination and civil liberties on the NUS campus as ideals of a true liberal arts education. Students spoke out against the college, on the pages […]

Dec 18th, 2012
8:46 pm
December 18th, 2012 | University
Yale-NUS opens next round of admissions

Yale-NUS received roughly 2,600 applications in its first and second rounds of admissions, and has just opened its penultimate round that will end in January 2013. The college — which seeks to fill an inaugural class of about 150 students — admitted 96 applicants in its first round in May and 65 in its second […]

Dec 8th, 2012
10:05 pm
December 8th, 2012 | University
NCAC joins AAUP in criticizing Yale-NUS

The National Coalition Against Censorship — an association of over 50 American nonprofit organizations dedicated to upholding freedom of expression — co-signed the American Association of University Professors’ open letter expressing concern that the establishment of Yale-NUS College would undermine the University’s commitment to academic freedom. In a separate statement entitled “NCAC Supports AAUP’s Concern […]

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