I am deeply concerned at Yale’s involvement with the National University of Singapore, as I believe that it compromises Yale’s fundamental values. As further evidence of this, I would like to draw your attention to an article in the Singapore Law Review. The author, Ray Hong, notes that the government is apparently tolerant of sexual harassment, and to date has done little to curb what is acknowledged as a widespread problem:

“Despite constant academic and media attention being drawn to the problem, the government and most employers seem disinterested and are dismissive of the idea that something has to be done to tackle workplace sexual harassment. The government’s position is that it should not interfere too much with employment practice.”

But then again, such an environment might be just the place for the current Yale administration, given its track record on sexual harassment.

Russell Barbour

April 12

The writer is the Associate Director for Statistics at the School of Medicine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.