This week, we're looking at one of the many strong women that Davenport has produced! Sarah Lyall, Class of 1985, was a proud Yalie and Davenporter. She's also a remarkably successful journalist, who served as The London correspondent for the New York Times for 18 years.
Clark T. "Sandy" Randt Jr. is an an American lawyer and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from July 23, 2001 to January 20, 2009, making him the longest-serving U.S. Ambassador to China. Randt was formerly a partner with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in [...]
Jonathan David Haidt is an American social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why [...]
Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. Trudeau has also worked in television and theater; he is the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series Alpha House. While a Davenporter at Yale, Trudeau began contributing to the Yale Daily News. This led to the creation of Bull [...]
Michael Gerber is best known as the author of the Barry Trotter series, which are Sunday Times best-selling parodies of the Harry Potter books. The series to date comprises Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody (published as Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody in the United States), Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel and Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse (Barry Trotter and the [...]
Kurt Lidell Schmoke is an American lawyer and politician. He served as the 46th mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, the first African American to be elected mayor. He is the current president of the University of Baltimore, and former Dean of the Howard University School of Law. Before this, he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford [...]
John Negroponte is a British-born American diplomat. He is currently a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Prior to this, he served as a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs (right here at Yale University!), as the United States [...]