On the State of Dolphins in Singapore

Singapore, a country long known for its record of human rights abuses from the suppression of freedom of speech to the use of capital punishment, now finds itself entangled in an animals’ rights fiasco. On the 22 November 2012, Wen Wen, a male dolphin who was on a three hour flight from the Philippines to […]

Yale Invites Criticism for its Foray into Asia

About 2 years ago, Yale University, in New Haven, CT, ‘climbed into bed’ (I quote Yale Daily News) with what many consider one of Southeast Asia’s most despotic authoritarian-democracy regimes, Singapore. The Ivy League college had partnered with the National University of Singapore to create Yale’s satellite campus and Singapore’s first liberal arts college (LAC), […]