Yale Defends Plans For New College In Singapore

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Students at Yale University's new liberal arts college in Singapore will have academic freedom but won't be able to stage protests on campus, Yale officials said Friday.

A human rights group has accused the university of betraying its own principles by accepting the constraints imposed by Singaporean law. Members of the university's arts and science faculty have also criticized the plans.

Yale, based in New Haven, is establishing the college with National University of Singapore to open in 2013.

Singapore's national university already cooperates with other American universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University.

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