Sterling Fellows Study Yale’s Global Initiatives at Annual Gathering

Astronomer Meg Urry was one of several prominent faculty members to host the seventh annual gathering of the Sterling Fellows.

On May 4, Yale hosted the seventh annual gathering of the Sterling Fellows, the University’s most generous donors. Sterling Fellows’ chair Whitney MacMillan ’51 and Yale Tomorrow campaign co-chair Edward Bass ’67 were among alumni and friends who participated in the daylong program, exploring “Yale and the World.”

Guests attended student and faculty panels on topics ranging from the Law School’s role in China’s legal reform to Yale College study abroad to the School of Management’s new curriculum, which is the first in the nation to require study abroad for MBA students.

Provost Andrew Hamilton spoke and answered questions on the state of the University and its plans for the future, and in the evening, participants enjoyed cocktails and dinner at the newly constructed Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center at St. Thomas More.

Entertainment featured a student performance, “Trying It Out in New Haven—A Musical Celebration of Musical Yale,” a review of Yale’s most prominent composers. Spanning a century of musical theater, selections included works by Cole Porter ’13, Mitch Leigh ’52 Mus.M., David Shire ’59, Richard Maltby ’59, ’62 Dra, Brian Crawley ’84, Andrew Gerle ’94, and Kristen and Robert Lopez ’97.

“I am pleased that we have an opportunity with this annual event to express our gratitude to our alumni, parents, and friends for their generous support,” said Inge T. Reichenbach, Vice President for Development.

“It often comes as campaign contributions, but it includes so much more. Their enthusiasm for the University and the Yale Tomorrow campaign plays a tremendous role in our ability to reach for an even brighter future for Yale.”

(May 5, 2007)

May 5, 2007