Mr. WEN Yuanhua, 2012 Yale World Fellow, has become the President of the Bank of Tianjin. He was previously a Vice President at China Construction Bank’s headquarters, responsible for the bank’s overseas strategic investments. Yuanhua has held a variety of management positions at China CITIC Bank and Central Huijin Company Ltd., and has extensive experience with banking reform in China. Congratulations!
I came, I saw, I “concurred”. I went to the Assembly wondering whether this year’s theme “The Entrepreneurial Spirit at Yale” is a misnomer. I came back totally impressed, by the number of entrepreneurs at / from Yale and the many initiatives on campus.
This year, 10 Yale students — six seniors and four alumni — were named as Rhodes or Marshall Scholars, two of the most coveted academic awards for study in Great Britain. Three Yale seniors and one alumnus were awarded 4 out of 32 Rhodes Scholarships awarded in 2014, the most of any other college or university. The students were chosen out of a pool of 877 students nominated by 305 colleges and universities nationwide. Six Yalies — three seniors and three alumni — were recognized with Marshall Scholarships. This is the highest number of Marshall Scholarships awarded to Yale students in a single year in over 30 years.
Congratulations to Colm and Carol Rafferty on the birth of their new son, Damien!
YCB would like to thank Lea Yu for her dedicated and thoughtful service to the club over the past year. We wish her the best of luck in her next chapter in California - Keep in touch, Lea!
Our club stood out from 70+ competitors and has won this year’s AYA Excellent Award in the Outstanding International Club category. “(The AYA Volunteer Leadership Committee) was impressed with the scope of the club’s work and its outreach beyond the immediate Yale community”, said Alison Broday, Committee Chair, in her congratulatory email. Thank you to all the club leaders and volunteers in the past for making this possible.
YCB welcomes alumnus Rick Chang back to Beijing
With the arrival of Spring, Yale’s Class of 2018 is now taking shape. Here are some statistics about the incoming class of 2018:
1,935 | students admitted to the Class of 2018 6.3% | admit rate 71.7% | overall yield rate 14% | percentage of admitted students who will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college 79 | incoming freshmen who are Questbridge finalists 16% | percentage of students who qualify for the Pell Grant program 10-15 | students likely to be admitted from the waitlist
Forty Yalies and friends got together with 45 migrant children and 150 rescued dogs for the Yale Day of Service on Saturday, May 10, 2014 for three tracks of activity.
Track 1: Picnic with Qing Hong Lan School
At the Chaoyang Park, volunteers held a picnic lunch with students from Qing Hong Lan School, played leadership/team-building games, and explored the park together. Qing Hong Lan was established in 2005 and enrolls 420 children of migrant workers.
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Track 2: Dog Grooming at Little Adoption Shop
The Day of Service volunteers were treated to a symphony of 150 dogs barking together upon arrival at the shelter run by Chris Barden (JE, ’89). To be honest, it was somewhat intimidating. We soon realized that these dogs are just like little kids, excited to see visitors and craving for attention. They came over to lick our hands and enjoyed being patted. Xiaoting Huo (School of Public Health, ’12) said “it was heart-melting to see them staying close and hoping to be caressed”. Due to the forecast of rain, Chris asked us not to groom the dogs but just to post pictures of interaction with the dogs and spread his “Adoption, instead of Buying” message. Chris set up the Little Adoption Shop after rescuing a truckload of dogs destined to the dinner table.
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Track 3: Tongxin Visit to China Science and Technology Museum
Seventeen fourth graders and two teachers from the Tongxin Migrant Children School (http://www.tongxinedu.org) went with our volunteers to visit the China Science and Technoology Museum for an afternoon of games and interactive hands-on activities. While the museum is only 45 minutes from the school, the children had not had a chance to visit because their parents were pre-occupied with eking out a living in Beijing. Each volunteer accompanied three students three hours to fully experience the magic world of science, from the origin of life to astrology study, from mathematics, physics to art technology. The event inspired the kids’ curiosity about the world around them and they were braver to communicate with our stranger volunteers.
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We wrapped up the evening with a dinner at HomePlate in Sanlitun.
2014 05 10 YDOS Homeplate 1 Our thanks to all the friends from various international universities and local high schools who participated. Sincere appreciation for friend of Yale Ms. Lei Huang for donating RMB500 to the Chaoyang Park track.
The Yale Club of Beijing has extended the Day of Service from a single-day event to multiple Days of Service throughout the year. Stay tuned for our next service activity. We welcome your ideas of other service initiatives.
This fall, Yale University will be opening its Yale Leadership Center in Beijing’s Chaoyang district. The following is the announcement from President Salovey. (click here for PDF)