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Lunch with Evan Wolfson Davenport students got a rare opportunity to speak with Evan Wolfson, a renowned gay rights advocate, and founder and president of Freedom to Marry at a lunch in the Dining Hall with Head J-Witt on Monday October 2nd. Wolfson, who teaches at Georgetown Law School, discussed his experience fighting for marriage rights starting with his work in Lambda Leaders and culminating in the 2015 Obergefell vs. Hodges Supreme Court Decision. Mellon Forum This week, […]

Welcoming Fall in Davenport

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Apple Picking: On Saturday, we filled up a school bus with 50 students on Sunday to go apple picking at Drazden Orchards. We spent the afternoon picking apples and enjoying apple cider and apple cider donuts with our fellow gnomes. Fall Fest: On Sunday, we all gathered in the courtyard to carve pumpkins and enjoy Dean B’s grilling. Dean B brought in all kinds of Louisiana fare, including alligator nuggets, boudin balls, boudin sausage, andouille sausage, smoked beef […]

The Book of Mormon

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On Tuesday, 40 Davenport students and staff members went to see The Book of Mormon on opening night at the Shubert Theatre.  We had a great time! Our group particularly enjoyed the underdog story and Elder Cunningham’s energy. Reactions from our Office Staff “I enjoyed it, but I felt wrong for enjoying it.” – Brenda Torres, Senior Administrative Assistant “It was hilarious and entertaining, but my morality was compromised.” -Shaffrona Phillips-Christie, Operations Manager “You gotta […]

Davenport’s First Tea of the Year: Conchita Cruz LAW ’16

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Davenport’s College Tea with Conchita Cruz was featured in the YDN last week: Davenport College Tea addresses refugee advocacy by Conor Johnson. Conchita Cruz is a lawyer and activist who co-founded the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) with four Yale law students in 2015.  She discussed asylum law and advocacy for Central American refugees. “We set [ASAP] up as a way to help families in need and for mothers to help one another,” Cruz said. “We […]

Bill Storandt, JD Day, Freshman Initiation, and water color!

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This week in Davenport is hopping with farewells, hellos, and pretty colors! Our beloved writing tutor Bill Storandt is retiring after many years of sharp and dedicated service to the Davenport college community. Make sure you drop a line to show your appreciation! Meanwhile, you can check out the gallery for a vibrant display of student talent. Adam van Doren’s water color course has a lovely display currently in the art gallery. Make sure you […]

Bye Dr. S :(

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This week in Davenport! Dr. S had his final Davenport tea this Monday with Lucas Guttentag where he spoke about immigration. We had a very very special announcement. On Tuesday we welcomed the new head of college John Witt! He has two sons, a wife, and most importantly a dog, PIXIE! His wife is quoted as “renouncing all ties to Berkeley” her previous and lesser residential college. President Salovey could not speak due to injuries […]

Strangers in Davenport

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This week in Davenport there were no teas, no events, nothing but stress. However, we do have a special guest in Davenport this weekend. He has known Isa Mendia since they came out of the womb and is now residing in London. Davenport welcomes University of London’s architect student, Xavier de la Roche. Xavier moved to London from Miami when he was ten and has lived there ever since. He is about to finish his […]

The (Steven) Bright Light for Criminal Justice

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This week in Davenport we held a tea with guest Steven Bright who is an advocate of Criminal Justice reform in the South. During this tea he affirmed that courts of profit cannot also be courts of justice, often certain courts operate without lawyers even. He recounted many stories of the cases he worked with including one of a man who burned leaves in his yard, was arrested, and fined $500. This man was allowed […]

Why aren’t I this talented

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This week and weekend we have so many DPorters participating in awesome shows!  Isabelle Savoie ’17 and Julianne Kennedy ’17 are singing in the 36th anniversary of Whim ‘n Rhythm’s Jam today at 7:00. A Different Drum Dance Company has their Spring Showcase from today until April 1 including Welch’s own FroCo, Isabel Cruz ’17, and Holly Taylor ’17. After their awesome trip to Puerto Rico, Red Hot and Blue is having their “Jamily Reunion” […]

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This week in Davenport, Glen Miranker came to the college to talk about his professional experiences. After co-founding and/or serving in executive positions at several Silicon Valley start-ups, Miranker was invited by Steve Jobs to join Next Computer in 1990 and Apple Computer in 1996. For most of his tenure at Apple, he ran hardware development and served as Apple’s Chief Technology Officer (Hardware), retiring in 2004. Miranker now devotes himself to book collecting, lecturing […]