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Yale values to be tested in new college
On the edge of a small park in Singapore’s financial district lies ‘Speakers' Corner’, a courtyard that serves as the only place where public demonstrations are allowed. Elsewhere, the government more strictly curtails activism and freedom of expression. But Yale administrators say Yale-NUS College will create a new space for political discourse in the nation, write Ava Kofman and Tapley Stephenson for Yale Daily News.

In signing the founding document outlining plans for Yale-NUS, Yale and National University of Singapore administrators agreed to allow “academic freedom and open inquiry” at the joint liberal arts college.

But the new college will enter a setting where a majority of 27 Singaporean students interviewed said they habitually measure their words to avoid overstepping government restrictions on freedom of expression – both inside and outside the classroom.
Full report on the Yale Daily News site
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