Alan Cumming Came and Left With Wind

Alan Cumming came to talk at the house on Tuesday night. He took questions from the audience but also asked Yalies about their experience with professors for his next role as a Yale Professor. You might remember him as your favorite childhood villain, Fegan Floop, from Spy Kids 3D. During the talk he is quoted as saying, “As a human being i have a responsibility to speak out against injustice.” He also talked about the differences in the education system between the US and the UK and threw shade at liberal arts in general. He supported his claim by saying “When my niece is graduating college and doesn’t have an idea of what she will be doing, that scares me.” Cumming gave advice to Yale students on how to achieve life fulfillment encouraging students to not be afraid of ending toxic relationships and burning bridges to feel happiness.  After the talk Alan Cummings left as fast as he came.

On Wednesday night, Jay Gitlin and Adam Van Doren gave a talk about the New Yorker and the Yale connection to its cartoons.  In 2000, Adam Van Doren directed a movie on the creation of the New Yorker and its founder Harold Ross.  Van Doren showed clips of his film, and Gitlin explained the importance of cartoons and how Yale alums played a role in the New Yorker’s beginning.

This past weekend DCC hosted a ice skating trip which students raved about when they returned. Some people had a couple bruises, but in all it was a fun day for Davenporters.

That’s all for this week in Davenport 😉

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