Anonymous Yale-NUS detractors struck campus this weekend, posting fliers that lambaste Yale-NUS as “undemocratic” and “indefensible.”
“Yale-NUS is first and foremost a business venture by the plutocrats who manage [Yale’s] endowment,” the flier reads, referring to the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. “Their readiness to unabashedly dismiss concerns for basic rights in the face of potential profit shows the priorities of the university are: decidedly NOT with the students, teachers, and workers they are leaving without a voice.”
The start of an on-campus protest? Perhaps, as Yale’s joint liberal arts venture with the National University of Singapore has repeatedly come under fire for banning political parties and protests on campus.
Yale-NUS is set to open in the fall of 2013.