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9 February 2006

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Drinks are free at the next Yale
get-together in Frankfurt, Feb. 24

BacchusThe Yale Club’s next 4th-Friday-of-the-month Stammtisch in Frankfurt will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, at our usual location: the classical music wine pub Fidelio Weinkeller (Bockenheimer Landstraße 1-3, tel. 069 725758 which is a short walk from the U-Bahn’s Taunusanlage station one stop from Frankfurt Hauptbanhof —or the Alte Oper. And this time, drinks will be on the house! (What’s the occasion? Hey, come and find out!)

As always, no sign-up necessary. Just come for a relaxing hour or two with Yale friends new and old, and have a bite to eat if you’re hungry. Questions? Send an e-mail to Laura Sudhaus (Yale College ’88) or call Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71) at 0170 9720168.




Upcoming events: save these dates

Save the dateDetails on these events will follow in due course, but meanwhile please do save the dates:

  • Friday 31 March — Open house at 7:30 p.m. for all Yale Club of Germany members at the home of our Club president, David Ilten (Yale College ’60), in Frankfurt.
  • Tuesday 23 May — An organ and handbell recital at 7 p.m. in the Evangelischen Kirche in Wildsachsen (just west of Frankfurt), followed by a reception for all Yale Club of Germany members at the nearby home of Maria Sudeck, widow of Ulf Sudeck (Yale College ’55), one of our past presidents and a founder of the Yale Club of Germany.



Applications to Yale hit all-time record;
interviews still underway in Germany


Application folders for high school students hoping to be part of Yale's Class of 2010 line the shelves at the Undergraduate Admissions Office on Hillhouse Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Yale Daily News.)


Yale received a record 20,903 total applications for the Class of 2010 this year, dean of undergraduate admissions Jeffrey Brenzel announced last week. Total applications increased by 7.5% from last year, when there were 19,451 received.

Locally, there are 47 applicants to Yale from Germany this year, reports our Alumni Schools Committee director, David MacBryde (Yale College ’64). Thanks to the efforts of many active Yalies all over the country, almost all
applicants have been contacted for interviews. David says that he would appreciate hearing from anyone currently in the Paderborn area, between Düsseldorf and Hannover, or anyone nearby who is willing to travel there to conduct an interview. If you’re interested, please send David an e-mail to let him know.

Yale President Richard Levin thinks the increase in applications can be attributed partly to the financial aid reforms adopted by the University last spring. “I would hope that this reflects the changes we made in our financial aid policy, which was intended to make more clear to low-income families that Yale was affordable,” he said. Last spring, Yale eliminated the parent contribution for students from families earning less than $45,000 and reduced it for students from families earning between $45,000 and $60,000.

Meanwhile, Brenzel is pleased with the strength and depth of this year’s applicant pool. “My concern is far less about the number of applications than their quality,” he said. “I believe the talent, variety and preparation of the students applying from around the world to Yale is simply unsurpassed.”

For the complete Yale Daily News article on this subject, click here.



Yale Club of Germany

David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin)

Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)

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

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.

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):



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).