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22 September 2008

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Get-together in Frankfurt this Thursday

Just a quick note that the Yale Club’s next 4th-Thursday-of-the-month Stammtisch in Frankfurt will be at 7 p.m. this Thursday night, September 25, at our old stomping grounds: the wine pub Fidelio Weinkeller (Bockenheimer Landstraße 1-3, tel. 069 725758). Come and enjoy a relaxing hour or two — and perhaps have a bite to eat if you’re hungry — with Yale friends new and old.

Fidelio’s is a short walk from the S-Bahn’s Taunusanlage station (one stop from Frankfurt Hauptbanhof on any S-Bahn line) or the U-Bahn’s Alte Oper station (on the U6 and U7 lines). If you’re driving, Fidelio is diagonally southwest across the intersection from the Alte Oper, and there are several parking garages nearby. For a scalable Google map showing the location that you can zoom in on for more detail, or print out, click here.

As always, no sign-up is required. Just come! Even if you’re just visiting the Frankfurt area from elsewhere in Germany or the world, we’d love to see you. (Questions? Send an e-mail to Laura Sudhaus, Yale College ’88.)




Thursday 2 October:
special Oktoberfest dinner in Munich

The Yale family in Munich is planning a special get-together during Oktoberfest, right on the Oktoberfest grounds. The time is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday 2 October, and the location will be the Heimer tent — officially known as “Heimer Enten- und Hendlbraterei” — a grand old Oktoberfest establishment famed for its duck and chicken dishes.

Heimer’s is at the Oktoberfest, on the left-hand side pretty much in the middle of the main street (“Wirtsbudenstrasse”), the one with all the large tents on the side of the Bavaria statue). Many of us have already signed up for this event, but if you’d like to go and have not registered yet, please do so with Alexander Mogg (Yale School of Management ’96) by sending an e-mail. Thanks also to our intrepid Munich coordinator Alexander Schmitt-Glaeser (Yale Law School ’89) for helping to get this set up.





A warm welcome to two new Yale Club members, who’ve either recently arrived or whom we’ve learned of since the last newsletter:

  • Alison Kadesch (Yale College ’08, Silliman), who relocated to Frankfurt this summer to work at the Frankfurt International School.
  • Sarah Zoubek (Yale College ’08, Davenport), who has just moved to Frankfurt to work as an au pair for the current school year.



Congratulations, Class of 2012!


Class of 2012Also, a special welcome to the five students from Germany who began their freshman year at Yale College several weeks ago.

As our intrepid Alumni Schools Director, David MacBryde (Yale College ’64) reports, this is the biggest crowd of students admitted to Yale from Germany in many years — we had 68 applicants from around the nation — and David was especially delighted that all five students who were selected chose to accept Yale’s offer of admission. He also wishes to thank all those members of the Yale Club who pitched in to interview or contact students during the application season this past year.

The new members of Yale’s Class of 2012 from Germany:

  • Nowak Falk, who was admitted from the Primo Levi Schule in Berlin. He was interviewed by David MacBryde.
  • Hannah Kleinfeld, who was admitted from the Munich International School in Starnberg. She was interviewed by Evelyn Windhager-Swanson (Yale College ’81).
  • Tobias Kühne, who was admitted from the Johann Gottfried Herder Gymnasium in Berlin. He was interviewed by Pamela Biel (Yale College ’82).
  • Dinah Lea Landshut, who was admitted from the Rudolf Steiner Gymnasium in Hamburg. She was interviewed by Nicola Byok (Yale Graduate School ’92).
  • Vera Wünsche, who was admitted from the Johann Gottfried Herder Gymnasium in Berlin. She was interviewed by Pamela Biel (Yale College ’82).


Local girl makes good

Congratulations to Helen Campbell (Yale School of Music ’79), who has been named as a Fulbright scholar in Russia for the current school year. Helen recently relocated to Moscow from Heidelberg, where she has been teaching as a professor in the departments of Business & Management and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. This year she is lecturing on American commercial law at Moscow State University. For more on Helen’s achievement, visit the Fulbright website.


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.

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.

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).