Morse College is a vibrant community. We would love to count you among us. The Fellows meet a few times per semester at the Head of College’s house, to interact with friends from all parts of the University and from the broader community. Many play the role of Advisor for a student or two. We extend invitations to student functions such as performances and college-wide social events, welcome participation at intramural sports, provide dining privileges in the college at lunch or dinner, all so you can meet with students, faculty and friends. Please join us - we welcome you!
Author, journalist, and radio producer
Jake Halpern is an author, journalist, and radio producer. His first book, Braving Home (2003), was a main selection for the Book of the Month Club by Bill Bryson and was one of Library Journal’s “Best Books of the Year.” His next book, Fame Junkies (2007), was the basis for an original series on NPR’s All Things Considered and portions of the book were published in both the New Yorker and in Entertainment Weekly. Jake’s most recent nonfiction book, Bad Paper (2014), was excerpted as a cover story for the New York Times Magazine. It was chosen as an Amazon “Book of the Year” and was a New York Times best seller. Jake’s debut work of fiction, a young adult trilogy, Dormia, has been hailed by the American Library Association’s Booklist as a worthy heir to the Harry Potter series. His most recent young adult novel, Nightfall (2015), was a New York Times best seller. As a journalist, Jake has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Slate, Smithsonian, Entertainment Weekly, Outside, New York Magazine, and other publications. In the realm of radio, Jake is a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered and This American Life. Jake’s hour-long radio story, “Switched at Birth,” is on This American Life’s ”short list” as one of its top eight shows of all time. Last, but not least, Jake is a fellow of Morse College at Yale University, where he teaches a class on journalism. He recently returned from India where he was visiting as a Fulbright Scholar.
Sam Hayek is a mechanical engineer, banker, organizational consultant and coach. He pursued a career in finance, having earned an MBA from The Wharton School. As a banker, Mr. Hayek led professional teams focused on financing and advising corporate and government clients throughout the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and South America. In addition to leading a structured finance consultancy team, he oversaw numerous business improvement and data/information management projects. In 2010 Sam Hayek pursued a career transition into organizational coaching and consulting. His practice focused on leadership and collaboration across-cultures, as well as business improvement and organizational agility in light of technological shifts and accelerating product life cycles. He also earned a certification in career and personal coaching from NYU.
Mr. Hayek enjoys science and technology, medicine, languages, sports, as well as history, music and politics.
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Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) - Physician and oncologist
Howard Hochster, a Morse graduate 1976, holds a BS and MS Yale College and Chemistry Grad School 1976 and an MD from Yale Med School 1980. He practiced at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine 1980-83, had a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship 1983-87, was faculty for NYU School of Medicine 1987-2010 and is currently Associate Director Yale Cancer Center since 2010.
Dr Hochster’s academic interests include cancer drug discovery and clinical trials, clinical pharmacology.
He is national chair of NCI Cooperative Group GI Cancer committee (SWOG.)
Dr. Hochster is married to B. Rifkin PhD 1979 and they have two children: daughter, Alexandra (pediatric dentist) and son Eitan (currently joint degree candidate at FES and SOM class of ‘16)
He is an avid marathon runner (23 marathons completed) and long distance cyclist.