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22 November 2008

   
 
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Max & MoritzReminder: get-together in Berlin this Friday evening

With the rapid expansion of the Yale community in Berlin since this past summer, we’re planning an informal get-together at the end of this month so that everybody can meet and catch up. Bring all those Yale friends you’ve been running into over the past few months — the more the merrier!

Thanks to Leslie Kuo (Yale ’03 JE) for making the arrangements, and for doing such a good job of tracking down so many of our new Yale Clubbers in and around Berlin.

Date:

Friday 28 November.

Time:

7 p.m.

Place:

The historic old pub Max & Moritz in Kreuzberg. This is a well-known cozy place for drinks, but the food is great, too. When you get there, ask for the Yale Club group.

Address:

Oranienstrasse 162, 10969 Berlin (tel. 030 695 15911); this is within easy walking distance of Moritzplatz station on the U-Bahn’s U8 line or Kottbusser Tor station on the U1 line.

Signup:

To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Leslie Kuo (Yale ’03 JE) so that she’ll know how big a table to reserve. When you write her, be sure to put the word “Yale” somewhere in the subject line of your e-mail so that she gets it.

Cost:

Each of us will simply pay for whatever we order.

Who:

Everyone is welcome. Come and meet friends old and new!

 

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Dean AttridgeDinner in Frankfurt with
Dean of Yale Divinity School

On Friday evening, December 5, we will have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Harold Attridge, the Dean of the Yale Divinity School, and Anna Ramirez, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Divinity School. Attridge, who is the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament and an all-around great guy, will be passing through Frankfurt on his way home from attending a conference in the Stuttgart area. You can read more about him at the Divinity School’s website.

This will be the first visit by a Yale dean to Germany in more than three years, so here’s hoping we can have a good turn-out for him! We'll have a relaxed dinner together, after which he’ll bring us up to date on what's happening at Yale these days, and the Divinity School in particular.

Date:

Friday 5 December.

Time:

7 p.m. (room opens at 6:30 p.m. for drinks).

Place:

Classico, a very nice Mediterranean restaurant. When you get there, ask for the Yale Club group. Thanks to Chryssa Papathanassiou (Yale Law School ’96) for making the arrangements for this event.

Address:

Arndtstrasse 13, 60325 Frankfurt, tel. 069 752200. This is just a few minute’s walk from the Westend station on the U-Bahn’s U6 or U7 lines. For a map showing the location of the restaurant that you can zoom in on or print out, click here.

Signup:

To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71 BK) and give the names of all the people you’re signing up for, since we’ll have name tags that evening. Questions? Call Bob at 06122 955930 (office) or 0170 9720168 (mobile).

Cost:

Each of us will simply pay for whatever we order.

Who:

Open to all, including family members, friends and other guests who may be interested in an update from Yale.

 

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BulldogWelcome!

A warm welcome to Sue Gu (Yale College ’08 ES), who is now in Berlin. Apologies that we neglected to include Sue among the new Yalies in Berlin who were welcomed in the last newsletter. (The number of new Yalies in Berlin currently stands at approximately 2.2 million.)

   
 

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Reminder: interviewers needed

Sterling Memorial Library at YaleThe annual interviewing season has begun, and our Alumni Schools Committee director, David MacBryde (Yale College ’64 BK), is now actively seeking Yale alumni all over Germany willing to interview local high school students who are applying to enter Yale College next September as members of the Class of 2013.

In recent years the number of German students applying to Yale has been growing. Last year may have been something of a record, with 68 applicants from Germany and five students accepted, all of whom are currently at Yale for their freshman year.

Interviews are fun, and they are a good way to stay in touch with both Yale and local students. If you volunteer, you’ll be given guidelines on how to conduct an interview and how to write it up afterward. The interview can be held anywhere mutually agreeable to you and the student. A typical session lasts 30-45 minutes, with another 20-30 minutes required for write-up, which you can upload back to Yale through the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s website.

If you’re interested, please send David an e-mail to let him know. He’ll appreciate it.

   
 

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Yale Club of Germany

President
David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)
dfi@aya.yale.edu
dfilten@aol.com

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin)
david.macbryde.bk.64@aya.yale.edu

Secretary
Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)
laura.sprague@aya.yale.edu

Newsletter/Mailing List
Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71)
Tel. 06122 95590 (Wiesbaden)
rmb@sellersmedia.de

Membership: If you are an alumnus of any Yale school or a friend of Yale, you are automatically considered a member of the Yale Club of Germany. Welcome!

Mailing list: To add your name to the Yale Club’s mailing list, to change your address, or to notify the Club that you’re leaving Germany and should be removed from the list, please click here to let Laura and Bob know. You can also ask them who else is in your area, since they try to keep track of Yalies throughout Germany.

Interviews: The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please click here to e-mail our ASC director, David MacBryde.

Yale Book Award: If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, click here to let David Ilten know.

Yale Club of Germany Prize: We are in the “quiet phase” of a long-term program to raise at least €20,000, with an eventual goal of €100,000, to endow this award for presentation to exceptional high school students in Germany who have been accepted to Yale. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this worthy effort, please click here to let David Ilten know. Meanwhile, thanks to those who have contributed recently!

Contributions: The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities such as the Yale Book Award. To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the Yale Club’s account. (For those of you new to Germany, this is the standard method for making payments here — as common in Germany as writing a check in the U.S.) Account details:

 

Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten):

Degussa Bank, Frankfurt

 

Bank Number (Bankleitzahl, or BLZ):

50010700

 

Payee (Begünstigten):

Yale Club e.V.

 

Payee’s Account Number
(Konto-Nr. des Begünstigten):

22 1278

If you have questions or need a receipt for the Finanzamt, please contact our Treasurer, David MacBryde (contact details above).

   
 

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