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A Literary Fellow: Thornton Wilder, Class of 1920!

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Monday: Alums / Posts!

“It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves“ – Thornton Wilder Happy Monday, Gnomies! Congratulations on making it this far in the Spring semester! We hope that after an invigorating Spring Fling weekend full of music, merriment, and good food, that you have the energy to finish off the semester strong. As you begin finalizing your papers and preparing […]

Class of 2018’s Last Mellon Forum

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

This year, the Class of 2018 has shared their academic passions ranging from film to astrophysics to circus to politics at our weekly Mellon Forums on Tuesday nights. Last week, Tresa Joseph and Chi Tong closed out this year’s series of interesting talks. Tresa Joseph, a Political Science major, presented her research on justice reinvestment as a way to solve the issue of prison overcrowding. She focused on Connecticut’s attempt to implement justice reinvestment, which […]

Davenport Seniors Discuss Their Academic Passions from the Environment to Film

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

Mellon Forum: George Gemelas & Cyrus Duff Davenport seniors George Gemelas and Cyrus Duff presented on their academic and extracurricular senior projects this week. George Gemelas, an Ethics, Politics, & Economics major, talked about the nationwide student movement he has been working on for the past year, Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD). In discussing this year-long project. George highlighted the importance of human connection in making someone else passionate about one’s own passions. He described […]

A Conversation with John Caserta: Davenport College Class of ’01!

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Monday: Alums / Posts!

Our featured Davenport alum this week is John Caserta, Class of ’01! After graduating from Yale in 2001, Mr. Caserta went on to serve as a risk analyst for Marsh & McLennan. In 2005, John established Caserta & de Jongh, LLC, a financial planning practice and now serves as Managing Director. Besides staying connected to Yale by sharing his passion for financial literacy and education through his on-campus talks on intelligent financial decision-making, Mr. Caserta […]

Grammy-Winning Band Returns to Davenport

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

The Grammy-wining Lost Bayou Ramblers are the premier Cajun band in the country. Formed in Louisiana in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the band performs a dynamic range of traditional and contemporary styles from roots cajun music, swing, to what some reviewers have called punk and psychedelic Cajun. The Ramblers have toured across North America and Europe and have collaborated with Scarlett Johansson, Arcade Fire, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Rickie Lee Jones, Dr. […]

Carlos Cohen ’19: a “GOAT” of a gnomie

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Posts! / Tuesday: A Gnotable Gnomie!

Carlos Cohen is a junior studying political science.  And he is this week’s gnotable gnomie, nominated not by this DPort employee but by members of the college community.  According to his nominator, Carlos is “really just the GOAT. I really respect his commitment to serving our country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and having him back on campus this semester (and having class with him) is really cool. I love our […]

Politics at the Center of Davenport Teas

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

Tea & Dinner with Reihan Salam On Monday, Davenport welcomed Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review and a columnist for Slate, to discuss “Color, Class, and the Conservative Future.” Some of the topics he covered included immigration, social security, climate change, and multi-generational politics. “I thought he was articulate and thoughtful. He definitely knew how to strike a conciliatory tone on these contentious issues. My only small criticism is that he was too vague. For example, […]

Karen Narasaki: Civil and Human Rights Leader and Davenport Alum

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Monday: Alums / Posts!

This week, our featured alum is Karen Narasaki, class of 1980! Having been influenced as a child by the impact of racial covenants on her family, Narasaki’s passion for civil rights has been evident in her lifelong work as a civil rights leader, human rights activist, and independent consultant. After graduating from Yale College magna cum laude, Narasaki received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Narasaki then moved […]

Davenport Seniors Display a Wide Range of Interests in their Mellon Forums

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

Mellon Forum: Cara Washington & Kyle Deakins Davenport seniors Cara Washington and Kyle Deakins presented on their senior projects last week. Cara, a Film & Media Studies major, applied aspects of black film theory to the TV shows Broad City, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Insecure. She fielded questions of racial representation as a solution to TV’s various structural problems and about how well those problems can be solved within a market where producers have to attract subscribers […]