Yale Senior Honored for Moral Character

Yale senior Andrew Klaber, was awarded the Chantler Award during Senior Class Day ceremonies on May 23.

The Chantler award is given to a graduating senior or seniors “who best exemplify the qualities of courage, strength of character and high moral purpose.” Harvey Goldblatt, chair of the Council of Masters Committee on Awards, master of Pierson College and professor and chair of the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, presented the award.

Klaber also received the Arthur Twining Hadley Prize for a senior majoring in the social sciences who ranks highest in scholarship

The citation for Klaber follows:

“Having founded ‘Orphans Against AIDS’ and raised a quarter of a million dollars last summer to educate and lend hope to bereaved children, Andrew is the best kind of visionary: a passionate pragmatist. He has been honored by the United Nations and by President George W. Bush for work that combines deep compassion and intellectual rigor; both inside the classroom and out, he finds ingenious solutions where too many of us see only intractable problems. Graduating summa cum laude with distinction in both Ethics, Politics and Economics and International Studies; elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year; the recipient of dozens of academic awards, including, most recently, the Marshall Scholarship; he finds true pleasure in learning, both for its potential utility in the great work to which he is called and for the pure joy of scholarship done well. For the passion with which he learns, the vision with which he inspires, and the compassion with which he serves, Andrew David Klaber of the Trumbull College Class of 2004 has earned – in fact, has enhanced – the Chantler Award.”

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