The Davenport Common Room erupted last night when the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl 41-33. There were a few disappointed Patriots fans to console, but after a quick read of the room, it was clear that the Eagles were the crowd favorite throughout our viewing party. This was partly due to the fact [...]
This week, Jennifer Egan came to Davenport to talk about her new and critically acclaimed novel, Manhattan Beach. Egan is the author of five previous books of fiction, and her A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. At Davenport, Egan read an excerpt from the first chapter [...]
World renowned Haitian folk singer Leyla McCalla held an intimate concert in the Davenport Common Room this past Wednesday. With her smoky vocals and manifold instrumental talents, Ms. McCalla's songs touched on everything from politics, to family and even to whiskey drinking. Over 80 people came out to the performance hosted by Dean Ryan Brasseux [...]
The Davenport Dining Hall staff once again put together a festive holiday dinner for our students and fellows. We even had a special appearance from President Salovey! Dinner was followed by the second annual performance of How the Gnome Stole Christmas, written by Isabel Mendia '18 and Kyle Deakins '18.
Martini Making Event On Monday night, Head of College John Witt and international man of mystery and Columbia Law School professor, Philip Bobbitt, hosted a Martini-Making Session for seniors. Seniors who attended described it as a "once in a lifetime experience." The Art of Watercolor: A Student Exhibition Last night, Professor Adam van Doren hosted the [...]
Mellon Forum: Lilla Brody and Sam Gurwitt Davenport seniors Sam Gurwitt and Lilla Brody presented their research at the fifth Mellon Forum of the year. They both discussed how they use their other academic interests to inform and inspire their performances. Sam, a History major, is also a very talented clown, who had to decide [...]
Mellon Forum: Isabel Mendia & Isaak Cuenco-Reyes Davenport seniors Isabel Mendia and Isaak Cuenco-Reyes presented their research at the fourth Mellon Forum of the year. Isaak, a Political Science major, discussed how minorities are underrepresented as the staffers of campaigns, even in progressive campaigns. They explained why this is an important problem to solve, because it [...]