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A Literary Fellow: Thornton Wilder, Class of 1920!

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Monday: Alums / Posts!

“It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves“ – Thornton Wilder Happy Monday, Gnomies! Congratulations on making it this far in the Spring semester! We hope that after an invigorating Spring Fling weekend full of music, merriment, and good food, that you have the energy to finish off the semester strong. As you begin finalizing your papers and preparing […]

Class of 2018’s Last Mellon Forum

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Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts! / Uncategorized

This year, the Class of 2018 has shared their academic passions ranging from film to astrophysics to circus to politics at our weekly Mellon Forums on Tuesday nights. Last week, Tresa Joseph and Chi Tong closed out this year’s series of interesting talks. Tresa Joseph, a Political Science major, presented her research on justice reinvestment as a way to solve the issue of prison overcrowding. She focused on Connecticut’s attempt to implement justice reinvestment, which […]

Davenport Seniors Discuss Their Academic Passions from the Environment to Film

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Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts! / Uncategorized

Mellon Forum: George Gemelas & Cyrus Duff Davenport seniors George Gemelas and Cyrus Duff presented on their academic and extracurricular senior projects this week. George Gemelas, an Ethics, Politics, & Economics major, talked about the nationwide student movement he has been working on for the past year, Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD). In discussing this year-long project. George highlighted the importance of human connection in making someone else passionate about one’s own passions. He described […]

Final Performances!

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Thursday: Artistic Gnomies

Enjoy this early Artistic Gnomies post, so that you don’t miss any of your friends pre-reading week performances! opera x metamorphoses Featured Gnomies: Ayotunde Ifaturoti ‘18, Cara Washington ‘18 The Opera x Metamorphoses is a multi-genre devised theatre piece based on four tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This project is primarily an exploration of relationships: between desire and circumstance, spiritual and physical, god and mortal, sister and brother, dream and reality. See them perform: April 27 […]

A Conversation with John Caserta: Davenport College Class of ’01!

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Monday: Alums / Posts!

Our featured Davenport alum this week is John Caserta, Class of ’01! After graduating from Yale in 2001, Mr. Caserta went on to serve as a risk analyst for Marsh & McLennan. In 2005, John established Caserta & de Jongh, LLC, a financial planning practice and now serves as Managing Director. Besides staying connected to Yale by sharing his passion for financial literacy and education through his on-campus talks on intelligent financial decision-making, Mr. Caserta […]

Grammy-Winning Band Returns to Davenport

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Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts! / Uncategorized

The Grammy-wining Lost Bayou Ramblers are the premier Cajun band in the country. Formed in Louisiana in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the band performs a dynamic range of traditional and contemporary styles from roots cajun music, swing, to what some reviewers have called punk and psychedelic Cajun. The Ramblers have toured across North America and Europe and have collaborated with Scarlett Johansson, Arcade Fire, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Rickie Lee Jones, Dr. […]

End-of-Semester Shows!

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Thursday: Artistic Gnomies

Yale Ballroom Dance Team Presents: Spring Spectacular! Featured Gnomies: Rich Baker ’18, Kat Tan ‘18 Yale Ballrom Dance Team Presents: Spring Spectacular, their annual Spring Show. Elegant waltzes, sexy sambas, and jumping jives – come join them for the best partner dancing at Yale. Featuring the music of artists like Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Elvis, and Queen, and selections from Greatest Showman, Moulin Rogue, and Legend of Zelda! See them perform: April 21 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm in […]