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Throwback Monday: A Gnome Origin Story

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On April 22, 2010, the Yale Daily News dutifully reported on the thievery and origin story of Davenport’s beloved mascot. The story carried so much traction that it was reported on by national newspapers such as US News. Here is the YDN article from that fateful day: Davenport may have been the most popular residential college in a recent News survey, but D’porters have failed to do one important thing: protect their beloved gnome mascot. Early […]

Rashid Khalidi DC ’70

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Rashid Khalidi has come back to Davenport (for one day!), reminding us of the long, illustrious and controversial path that this Davenport alum has been on since he left us. Rashid Khalidi is a prominent Middle Eastern scholar and director of Columbia’s School of International Affairs. Khalidi is a Palestinian American whose writings on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Palestinian struggle for statehood have been as controversial as they have been well-lauded. A supporter of […]

Davenport + Yale in Nicholas Lemann’s New Yorker Life Story of George W. Bush

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In 2000, David Remnack edited a collection of “Life Stories” from the New Yorker. Nicholas Lemann wrote two profiles in the collection, one on Al Gore and one on George W. Bush. In “The Redemption,” Lemann wrote quite a bit on “W.”‘s time at Yale, where he was an exuberant member of the Davenport class of 1968.  Lemann’s profile is fascinating, capturing a man who attended this university, and this residential college, at a time when it […]

2010 YDN Survey: Davenport=the Best

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David Burt, with Greta Stetson contributing, wrote in the April 20, 2010 issue of the YDN about a study on student satisfaction with their Yale experience (in which 1,613 of 5,183 undergraduates responded). Even though Burt and Stetson write that there isn’t a connection between residential college satisfaction and overall Yale satisfaction, it’s important to note that Davenport fared the best in both categories: With the arrival of Bulldog Days, students have begun bombarding future members of the […]

Long live these socks: Davenport ’47-48

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In cleaning out the office of retired Senior Administrator Barbara Munck, Davenport aides unearthed this home video of a year in the life of Davenport students from 1947 to 1948.  Watching the video, it is remarkable to note both what has changed and what has stayed the same. The student population was entirely white and male, and Davenport IMs were taken pretty seriously: But despite the differences, there is much that is the same. For one, the […]