Why I’m Leaving Home

A brief foreword - I was born and raised in Singapore for 18 years. I am ethnically Chinese and grew up in a middle-class family with both parents, grandparents, and two younger sisters who now study in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic. I attended a Catholic primary school and, later, the… Continue reading Why I’m Leaving Home

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Being a Leader

Background For the last year and a half of college, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow as part of the Warren Bennis Scholars program. It is a university-wide initiative offered by the Office of the Provost through the Marshall (Business) School’s Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and was named after Dr. Bennis, whose… Continue reading Being a Leader

The Anti-Americanism of Noam Chomsky

The role of the public intellectual in society is a discussion one would hardly hear these days. For those unfamiliar with the term, Alice Gregory of the New York Times provides the following definition: “A public intellectual is someone whose opinions help to set the moral and aesthetic standards of her time; she draws fault… Continue reading The Anti-Americanism of Noam Chomsky

The Neoliberalization of American Universities

Neoliberalism has invaded American universities. Across the various fields that constitute social welfare, education is one of the most significant in shaping the values and worldview of a society. For a neoliberalist ideology to permeate it is, many would hope, a strong wake-up call to academics, institutions, and the state alike. Here is, first, a… Continue reading The Neoliberalization of American Universities