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NUS must keep the best elements of Yale-NUS brand of education

Yale-NUS College will stop accepting new students and merge with NUS' University Scholars Programme to form a new college.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - When Singapore announced the establishment of Yale-NUS College more than 10 years ago, a sizeable number of faculty and students at the Ivy League institution in New Haven, Connecticut, criticised the plan.

In the interviews I did with several members of the Yale faculty in New Haven in 2012, many cited concerns about Singapore's laws of freedom of assembly and expression, which they saw as being critical to providing a liberal arts education.

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