All posts filed under: Posts!

Davenport Senior Directs Original Play!

Leave a comment
Posts! / Thursday: Artistic Gnomies

YALE PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Gnomie, Eva Branson ’18, will be directing Hershel Holiday’s original play, Plaçes at the Yale Playwrights Festival this weekend. The play will premiere tomorrow at 4pm in the Off-Broadway Theatre! Also this weekend: Shades Valentine’s Day Jam, Sat. Feb 17 in Battel Chapel @8:30 Come join Shades for a night of love songs, body rolls, and the cleanest riffs on campus. Guaranteed to have you AND your crush feeling some type of way […]

Harry Hamlin ’74

Leave a comment
Monday: Alums / Posts! / Uncategorized

This week we’re celebrating Emmy-nominated thespian alum Harry Hamlin, class of 1974! After graduating from Yale with degrees in drama and psychology, he went on to star as Perseus in Desmond Davis’ 1981 adventure film Clash of the Titans, and was nominated for two Golden Globes for his role as Michael Kuzak in L.A. Law and received an Emmy nomination for his role in Mad Men. His remarkable career has spanned from television to film, […]

Art Events Galore!

Leave a comment
Posts! / Thursday: Artistic Gnomies

Young at Heart: Yale Glee Club & YSO Featured Gnomies: George Gemelas ’18, Kimberly Lai ’18, Monica Barbosa ’19, Sarah Switzer ’19, Sara Speller ’19, Maddie Bogert ’19, Julia Zhu ’19, Dennis Zhao ’19, Hannah Lawrence ’19, Charlotte Winkler ’20, Julia Hossain ’21, Epongue Ekille ’21, Josh Brooks ’21, Eric Liu ’21, Divine Uchegbu ’21 The first concert of the new year is a lilting reminder of simpler times, featuring two pieces portraying the perspectives of children. The […]

Spring Semester Events Kickoff!

Leave a comment
Posts! / Thursday: Artistic Gnomies

Mellon Forum: Joe Battles & Sonia Helen Pascale Davenport seniors Joe Battles and Sonia Helen Pascale kicked off the spring Mellon Forum season. Joe, an Economics & Mathematics major, presented on “The Power, Pitfalls, and Problems of Big Data.” He walked us through examples, some from his own research, of machine learning, modelling, controlled experiments, econometrics, and artificial intelligence. He explained what we can learn by using these methods, but, also, why we should be […]

The Eagles Won Super Bowl LII!

Leave a comment
Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts!

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 that our Head of College, John Witt, is from Philly and was rooting for his hometown team. Go Eagles!  

A Pulitzer Prize Winner Comes to Davenport!

Leave a comment
Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts!

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 of Manhattan Beach, signed copies of the book for Davenporters, and discussed her writing and researching process.  Egan was eloquent and […]

Leyla McCalla’s Haitian folk music comes to Davenport !

Leave a comment
Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts!

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 and Davenport fellow Jay Gitlin.

Senior Events and The Art of Watercolor

Leave a comment
Friday: What's Going On in Dport / Posts!

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 gallery opening for his freshman seminar, The Art of Watercolor. This class will again be taught in the spring as […]