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Can Yale's Pivot to India Offset Its Mistakes in Singapore?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 10.27.2016 | College
Jim Sleeper

Let us hope that Yale's venture in India will incorporate the hard lessons of its blunder into a university-to-regime contract in Singapore whose terms have never been disclosed.

Asia and the Future of the Liberal Arts

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

A few months ago, I had a conversation with Pericles Lewis, Founding President of Yale-NUS (Singapore), about the reception and current status of the...

Let Singapore's Apologists Do Their Homework

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

his controversy is not, as they've charged, about my or anyone's "partisan" quarrel with Yale in New Haven. It's about the chilling effects of Singapore's abysmal lack of basic freedoms upon liberal education, including at Yale in New Haven.

Dear Jim Sleeper, Not Everything Is About Yale

Kirsten Han | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Kirsten Han

Although he has spent many, many words on Singapore, Jim Sleeper doesn't appear to care a fig about the country and its residents. He isn't upset about oppression in Singapore because oppression is bad in and of itself. He's upset about oppression in Singapore because it makes the institution at which he teaches look bad.

At Yale College, the Sounds of Silence

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jim Sleeper

By collaborating with Singapore, Yale is doing no better than its old secret societies did at teaching when and how to draw distinctions between discretion and self-censorship. They erred too much toward the latter.

Can The Best American Universities Stand On Their Own Abroad?

Posted 03.27.2013 | College

Universities are building branch campuses around the world, but can an ivory-tower education really be exported without destroying the original missio...

Singaporeans Speak Freely at Yale -- and Against It

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Two brave framers of democracy in Singapore created a sensation last week, thrilling many who'd been smothering under Yale's institutional happy talk about Singapore and inciting denial and consternation among the regime's and the Yale administration's operatives.

Yale Has Gone to Singapore, But Can It Come Back?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale University sustained such a college for more than 300 years and, through it, the American republic, and for much of the time the republic led the world, but now Yale's captains have bound it contractually to an authoritarian corporate city state.

Will Yale's Alumni Rescue Liberal Education at Yale?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale-NUS graduates will get a "warm" welcome when they impress their business clients over dinner at the elegant Yale Club of New York and when, grateful for this access of grace, they respond to Yale's fundraising appeals. This is all that counts.

The Showdown Over Liberal Education at Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

The very survival of the new global economy and public sphere depends on colleges like Yale standing somewhat apart from "the arts and sciences of career management" that markets and states have insinuated increasingly into their training at places like Yale.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Yale Goes Global | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 05.31.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The classic liberal arts curriculum, long made available at Yale University's New Haven, Conn., campus, is about to traverse the Pacific O...