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April 13, 2001Volume 29, Number 26















First Kingsley Trust Fellows are named

Five Yale sophomores will pursue study abroad over the summer as the first recipients of Kingsley Trust Association Fellowships.

The travel fellowships were established in honor of Yale's Tercentennial earlier this year by the Kingsley Trust Association -- also known as the Scroll and Key Society -- to encourage and assist students in expanding their personal and intellectual horizons beyond their course work. The projects must take up all, or most, of the summer.

The fellowships commemorate Yale College graduates who attained distinction in their life's works. The honored graduates are Dean Acheson (B.A. '15), who served as secretary of state under President Harry Truman and played an influential role in shaping post-World War II foreign policy; Harvey Cushing (B.A. 1891), a Sterling Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine who pioneered new theories and techniques in the field and bequeathed his extensive medical library to establish the School of Medicine's Historical Library;
A. Bartlett Giamatti (B.A. '60, Ph.D. '64), president of Yale from 1978 to 1986 (and later, commissioner of major league baseball), who also served as a professor of English and comparative literature; Maynard Mack (B.A. '32, Ph.D. '36), a longtime chair of the Yale English department and a Shakespeare scholar, who established the Directed Studies Program; and Cole Porter (B.A. '13), a member of the Yale Glee Club and Whiffenpoofs who composed Yale football songs as an undergraduate before achieving fame as a composer of over 800 songs, many of which are still standards today.

Fellowship winners

The fellowship winners' proposals are related to the interests of the alumni for whom the awards are named.

The inaugural recipients, the names of their fellowships and their winning study proposals are:

Martha Lovejoy of Ezra Stiles College -- The Dean Acheson Fellowship in Politics and Foreign Affairs. Lovejoy, who is majoring in history, will spend two months in Croatia working with a nonprofit organization for internally displaced women and studying intensive Croatian in Dubrovnik. She spent last summer on an internship at Search for Common Ground in Macedonia, a conflict resolution agency in Washington, D.C. She has studied Russian, and her other interests and activities include Dwight Hall and the Yale Children's Theater.

Molly Worthen of Jonathan Edwards College -- The A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship in European Literature and History. Worthen, who is majoring in religious studies, will spend her summer living and learning amongst the Old Believers -- an obscure Russian Orthodox sect. She will start her summer in Chicago, where she will volunteer at a Russian Orthodox Church. Then, she will travel to northern Canada, where she will conduct two weeks of independent study at the University of Alberta with an expert on Old Believers before spending two months in the rural area of Berezovka, an Old Believer community. As part of her project, she will also visit an Orthodox monastery in British Columbia. Worthen has studied Russian and has been involved in a variety of extracurricular pursuits, including improvisational comedy performance, tutoring adults and working for the Yale Daily News. She has also participated in the Bulldogs in the Bluegrass program in Louisville, Tennessee.

Susannah Rutherglen of Saybrook College -- The Maynard Mack Fellowship in Humanities. Rutherglen, who is pursuing a double major in English and art history, will spend the entire summer studying the concept of light in Venetian painting. She will study and research her project at the University of Virginia before traveling to Italy to conduct independent study and to take courses in Italian language. Her extracurricular activities include the Liberal Party, the Yale Review of Books, the New Haven Council for the Arts, the Jonathan Edwards College Chamber Players and Splatter!, a journal in the New Haven schools coordinated by Yale students.

Savaria Harris of Ezra Stiles College --The Maynard Mack Fellowship in Humanities. Harris, a history major, will spend most of the summer in Cuba studying religion. She plans to examine how Cubans incorporate various strains of Christianity, Islam and African religions into their faith. Harris has completed an internship with CNN Español and studied advanced Spanish, and is now a tutor of Spanish at Yale.

Jennifer Stock of Pierson College -- The Cole Porter Fellowship in Music and Theater. Stock, who is considering both music and English as possible majors, will spend most of the summer at Indiana University's School of Music, where she will study composition and complete a musical under the supervision of a mentor. She will then travel for three weeks to Rome and Pavia to gather material for her next composition, an opera based on "The Consolation of Philosophy" by the Roman author Boethius. Stock has taken music composition and poetry writing seminars, and she plays and teaches the piano.


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