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School Notes: Yale College
September/October 2018

Alumnus nominated to Supreme Court

On July 9, President Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh ’87, ’90JD, a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, for the seat on the US Supreme Court being vacated by retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh has been a judge on the DC Circuit since May 2006. He previously served for five years in the White House under President George W. Bush ’68.

Alumni win Tony Awards

Four Yale alumni took home 2018 Tony Awards on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Itamar Moses ’99 won for Best Book of a Musical for The Band’s Visit; Tony Shalhoub ’80MFA took the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for The Band’s Visit; Kai Harada ’98 was recognized for Best Sound Design of a Musical in The Band’s Visit; and Catherine Zuber ’84CDR picked up the prize for Best Costume Design of a Musical for My Fair Lady. The Band’s Visit also won for Best Musical.

New program supports domestic summer internships

This summer nearly 200 Yale undergraduates participated in unpaid internships across the United States, with the support of the Domestic Summer Award (DSA). The new fellowship program, announced last November, provides stipends of $4,000 to Yale undergraduates receiving financial aid who have secured an approved unpaid summer internship with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, government entity, or nongovernmental organization, or an arts apprenticeship. DSA recipients worked at 179 different organizations in 33 states or tribal nations across the country.

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