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Sarah Solovay: A Grammy-Recognized Davenport Alum!

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Monday: Alums / Uncategorized

This week we are featuring Sarah Solovay, Class of ’16! Prior to attending Yale, Sarah was already a rising young singer-songwriter in the New York music industry, having written the Grammy-recognized single “Gone.” Her music had been used in TV shows like 90210 and The Lying Game and films like Joe Dante’s The Hole. In 2010, she even opened for John Mayer and Train on the “Battle Studies World Tour” and sold out Rockwood Music Hall […]

Gnomies Take the Stage

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Posts! / Thursday: Artistic Gnomies

Prelude to Everything Else Gnomies: ECR Chen ‘20, Tarek Ziad ’20 Mom and Son find themselves in their beach home in Cannon Beach, Oregon one late-autumn afternoon. After having lost significant others, they share intimate, awkward, and relatable stories for the first time, finding a way on. Predicating its affective qualities through the poetics of movement, song, and design, the play explores the intricacies of the love—romantic and familial—that the characters hold for each other. […]

Our First Gnominated Gnomie: Hudson Walberg ’19

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Posts! / Tuesday: A Gnotable Gnomie!

Hudson Walberg ’19 is the first Gnotable Gnomie chosen not by this college employee, but by the people of Davenport college! He received not one, but two nominations, because of how important he is to the Davenport community! Hudson, in the words of Cody Clements ’19, is “the reigning DCC President and does so much for the D’port community. He’s just an all-around awesome guy.”  He’s more than just a hard-working Dporter though, as Chaney […]

Nelson Cunningham: One International Gnomie

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Monday: Alums

Our notable alum for this week is distinguished national and international policy strategist Nelson W. Cunningham, class of 1980! From working as a staffer on John Kerry’s (YC ’66!) successful Senate campaign, to being hired by Rudy Giuliani to work as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of NY in 1988, to serving as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under Joe Biden, Mr. Cunningham’s unquestionable work ethic and expertise on foreign policy […]

Tresa Joseph and Megan Rasmussen ’18: Gnomies-in-Chief

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Posts! / Tuesday: A Gnotable Gnomie!

Tresa Joseph and Megan Rasmussen are Davenport seniors who have been beloved and active members of the Davenport community since their freshman year.  Joseph is a political science major interested in criminal justice reform, and Rasmussen is a psychology major on the women’s volleyball team. They recently ended their tenure as joint presidents of Davenport College Council, but not before throwing one last Louisiana Soiree.  The Louisiana Soiree was their well-loved invention, and the Mardi […]

Edwin Meese: 75th United States Attorney General

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In addition to being a student in Davenport College, Edwin Meese III was a political science major and held top leadership positions in the Yale Political Union, the Yale Debating Association, and the Conservative Party. Meese went to the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and took a leave to serve in the Army. He retired as a colonel in United States Army Reserve. He both practiced as an attorney at […]

Enjoy some Company this weekend!

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Posts! / Thursday: Artistic Gnomies / Uncategorized

Company: A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Joshua Toro Josh Toro ’18 will be putting up his senior project this weekend! Come support this Davenport senior by watching a great piece of theater. Featured Gnomies: Josh Toro ’18, Anelisa Fergus ’19, Jamie Cleron ‘21, Samantha White ‘21 Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage from his diverse and frequently hilarious […]

Otelia Cromwell Portrait Unveiling + Mellon Forums

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

Otelia Cromwell Portrait Unveiling On Monday evening, Head of College John Witt unveiled the portrait of Otelia Cromwell, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Yale. The portrait was created by Davenport Graduate Affiliate Kenturah Davis, MFA ’18. It’s an amazing work of art, ingeniously crafted out of Cromwell’s own words. Davis used the text of Cromwell’s letter to her father about her time at Yale, her bond with her family, and her endeavors as […]