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Yale and National U. of Singapore Announce Governing Board for New Liberal-Arts College

Yale University and the National University of Singapore have announced the governing board for the new liberal-arts college they are jointly establishing in the city-state. The panel will include industry leaders from both countries, a senior official from the Singapore Ministry of Education, a leading American liberal-arts college president, and the presidents of the two universities. The partners are now working to craft a curriculum and hire initial faculty members for the liberal-arts college, which will enroll its first students in the 2013-14 academic year. But the proposal has drawn criticism from some professors who worry that there could be constraints on academic and political freedoms and that the joint effort could dilute Yale’s brand.

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