Professor of computer science, Michael Fischer writes in the Yale Daily News that "Yale-NUS is not Yale":
"Once freedom of expression is compromised at Yale-NUS, how comfortable can anyone feel that it will continue to be strenuously defended on the New Haven campus? Will Yale faculty feel uncomfortable about expressing views critical of the Singaporean government, perhaps out of fear of damage to our so-called colleagues at our satellite campus in Singapore, or perhaps out of fear of retribution from the Yale administration that has as-yet-undisclosed financial ties with the Singaporean government? Ethical standards cannot be compromised a little bit at a time and retain any force."
Austin Shiner has a different view and writes in the Yale Daily News:
"Did these laws render 1960s, '70s and '80s America unfit for liberal arts education? No. Did the Yale faculty abandon its pursuit of light and truth in 1986, when our highest court ruled against its ideals of openness and tolerance? Of course not. Has Yale severed ties with Kansas? Why, then, should section 377A preclude liberal arts education in Singapore?"
And if Yale is an Ivy League university in the US, does that make Yale-NUS a Clementi League university in Singapore? Maybe, an S-League university?
As for me, my primary concern is, if Yale-NUS is not Yale, what other names can we use? Here is my list:
6. Jale-NUS (via @AaYyLaA)
8. [email protected]
9. Frail-NUS (via @bordeauxblack)
10. Whale-NUS (via @imellery)
12. Yale Lite
13. Lee Kuan Yale School of Liberal Arts
And my favorite alternative name for Yale-NUS:
14. Budget Terminal