Notes and News - Week of February 20, 2017

February 21, 2017

TD Notes and News – Week of 2-20

Head of College’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

We had a very fun foodie weekend in the college.  And our “photos of the week” celebrate this great TD culinary energy.

Our first ever “TD Ramen Night” was a great hit thanks to the hard work of Dr. B and the Buttery Staff – Tongil Ko ’18, Jack Atwater ’19, and Michael Ai ’20 – who chopped, simmered, and ran sous vide baths all weekend long to get all the special ingredients prepared.  They also received a great deal of help from our Dining Hall staff and the many Buttery volunteers and staff.  I hope many of you got to sample their cooking!

And many thanks go to our neighbor, Katalina’s Cupcakes, for taking the time to come bake with TDers this Sunday afternoon.  This is the 2nd year Katalina has come to TD and each year we are so grateful for the lessons and yummy treats!

Speaking of our New Haven neighbors, the New Haven Outreach Aides (Abdul-Razak Zachariah and Vicky Gebert) are looking for TD students who are interested in filming a traffic safety video for the new crosswalk signs that the City of New Haven installed on Wall Street! This video would be distributed among TD students and possibly live on the city’s Department of Transportation, Traffic & Parking.  The video will serve as a fun presentation on how to safely navigate the intersection of Temple and Wall Streets. If you are interested, please email Abdul-Razak Zachariah at to learn more.

Please note that we are are also extending the Aides Application to this Wednesday 2/22.  If you need the application, please scroll to the bottom or this email and you’ll see the attachment!

Here are our important events for this week:

Tuesday 2/21 5-8pm Iron Chef Competition (Commons)

Come cheer on the TD team of juniors Sem Kroon, Tongil Ko, and  sophomore Jack Atwater as they try to bring home the title to TD.  With your enthusiastic support, the team will earn big spirit points!

Thursday 2/20 4:30pm “Journalism in the Age of “Fake News” and President Trump” a Tea with Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider

Henry Blodget is cofounder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, one of the most-read business and tech news sites in the world. Business Insider has 80-plus million visitors a month worldwide.  A former top-ranked Wall Street analyst, Henry is often a guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other networks. He has contributed to The Atlantic, Slate, The New York Times, Fortune, New York, the Financial Times, and other publications. Henry graduated from Yale and TD in 1988.

Saturday 2/25 4pm TeaD and Conversation with TD ’18 (RH Common Room)

Drink tea with TD Class of 2018 in the RH Common Room! Come talk about your family. Talk about your friends. Stop by for three minutes and take all of our food. Add the Facebook event and invite your friends here.

Here are wonderful events coming up for next week:

Friday 3/3 7:30pm to Saturday 9:30am TD ’20 Dino Snore (Peabody Museum)

The TD class of 2020 will be the first class of Yale students to spend the night in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs at the Peabody museum!  Bring a sleeping bag or blanket and pillows.  TD will provide sleeping mats for the overnight.  The Peabody staff have come up with a great menu of activities including scavenger hunt, dinosaur activities, and a movie!  Frocos will be joining us for the evening!  And there will be lots of food and fun!

Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…


HoC Lui


“Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and using both methods?”

-James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men



Feb. 24


Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.

Mar. 1


Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.

Mar. 5


Deadline to apply for a fall-term 2017 Term Abroad or a 2017–2018 Year Abroad. See Special Arrangements.

Mar. 10


Spring recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.


The Yale Peabody Museum is excited to offer a broad array of summer internships for Yale undergraduate students! Descriptions of the specific internships and the broader internship program, as well as the online application form, are available at: Application deadline is Friday, March 10, with applications accepted later on a rolling basis if internships have not been filled.

Interested in becoming a CCE? The CCE mission is to foster a more positive sexual climate by engaging students from across campus. Working together and in collaboration with their communities, the CCES work to create space—both literally and figuratively—for mindful social and sexual choices. The CCEs also serve as a resource for students who have experienced or heard about sexual misconduct, providing a peer avenue to SHARE, the UWC, Title IX, and the Yale Police. The CCEs are paid employees of the YCDO, and generally work 5 to 10 hours per week with longer hours during training periods. There’s no need for prior experience in sexual violence prevention, just a desire to make Yale a better place; optimism, creativity, and humor are helpful, too! This is a small mid-cycle hiring round, filling in potential gaps.  For more information or to apply, please visit Applications are due Feb. 26.   

Yale College Deans’ Office: Hiring Student Affairs Fellows

Student Affairs Fellows (SAFs) are recent graduates who spend two years supporting the work of the Office of Gender and Campus Culture and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI). The SAFs work closely with Melanie Boyd, an assistant dean of Yale College, to develop and run student affairs programming related to sexual culture and substance use.  SAFs have a wide range of responsibilities and many opportunities for professional development and leadership. SAFs supervise the CCEs (the Communication and Consent Educators), train hundreds of students, collaborate with colleagues from across the university, present at conferences, design research studies, and closely mentor students. This position prepares graduates for almost any field! This position is ideal for graduates who are self-motivated, conscientious, creative, flexible, and open-minded.

This is a two-year paid fellowship, which includes an on-campus apartment and a meal plan.

You can apply for the job on the Yale employment website, STARS, accessible here  The position is requisition number 41733BR.   If you have any questions, please contact


Walden Peer Counseling is a confidential and anonymous counseling service for undergraduates.  Walden is currently accepting applications for prospective counselors for the 2017-2018 school year.  All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply. The application (priority deadline, March 10, and final deadline,March 31) can be found here: For more information, please visit or contact us at


Drop-in Advising 
Monday-Thursday10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122

Reserve Space at the Office of Career Strategy for Remote Interviews
Need a private space to have a remote interview with an employer? Use the sign-up sheet to below to reserve time in Interview Room 366 at the Office of Career Strategy (55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor), using your Yale email address.  Please sign-up for enough time slots for the entirety of your interview (including set-up).
Note that you are responsible for bringing all necessary equipment (laptop, microphone, etc.), and there is no landline phone available in the room.  Technical support from OCS staff during your interview will also not be available.  When you arrive at OCS for your schedule time, you may go directly to Interview Room 366 and do not need to check in at the front desk or kiosk.
Sign-Up Sheet:

1vyG Conference@Yale

Summer 2017 Yale-coordinated Internships: Re-Opened Opportunities
Numerous Yale-coordinated Internship opportunities for summer 2017 have been re-opened in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.  The application deadline is Tuesday, February 21 at 9:30am.

CBI Insights at Yale Webinars
Friday, February 24, 10:00am-11:0am (details at:

Applications are currently being accepted for Job Shadowing and Yale Treks.  These experiences are designed for career exploration and provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about a given career field, and to network with professionals in those fields.  To view the current list of Yale Treks, visit Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity and click on Jobs/Advanced Search/Show Me Yale Treks.  Additional Treks will be added. 
Deadline: February 24

Explore Careers at Disney
Monday, February 27, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Davies Auditorium (Becton Center)

Yale CASE Advancement Internship Program, Summer 2017
Yale’s Office of Development is seeking a summer intern with a focus on European (and Asian) foundations and corporations. This internship is coordinated through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a professional association serving educational institutions and advancement professionals. Undergraduate students should have completed at least four semesters at the time of the internship. This is an eight week experience and includes a $5,000 stipend, an all-expense paid CASE training in Washington, DC, complimentary CASE ASAP convention registration, and more. Interns are responsible for travel to institution and lodging/accommodations. See the full description on the Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Please applythrough the electronic application on the CASE Advancement Internship Program portal.  
Deadline: February 28

Seniors: Telling Your Story for Interviews
Tuesday, February 28, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Office of Career Strategy

Life After Yale Workshop: Apartment Hunting in New York City
Wednesday, March 1, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Office of Career Strategy

Careers, Life & Yale (CLY)-Leadership Forum
Want to make a deep dive into an alumni/ae-led leadership think tank?  To explore career and life leadership lessons learned by Yale alums – in an elegant/intimate setting? Yale’s alumni offer in-person, semi-annual, 1.5-day leadership forums (hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni). On Friday evening, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, alumni/ae leaders (Vassar’s next President, Yale’s VP/Secretary, a bomb-defusing Navy Seal, and the founder of Blue State Coffee) will lead discussions with you as part of our 14th AYA-hosted Leadership Forum.  You’ll benefit from alumni interaction, Q & A, and healthy doses of career/life wisdom–topped off with networking and fine dining. By application only – limited to 50 students; a full (1.5 day) commitment is required.  Interested?  Go to: to apply. Questions? Contact Steve Blum ’74

2017 Boston Red Sox Sports & Entertainment Career Fair
Wednesday, April 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Fenway Park

Internships: Academic Credit and Other Letters
As students accept internships through the Spring semester, they may reach out asking for letters stating that Yale College does not award academic credit for internships, or other similar letters or internship contract.  Students may refer to the ‘Academic Credit & Other Letters’ section of our website to make such requests.


Top 8 Reasons Yale Students Attend Yale Summer Session in New Haven

  1. 200 Yale courses in STEM, pre-med, humanities, arts, and social sciences
  2. Experience an online course
  3. Small seminars with top Yale faculty
  4. Fulfill a distributional, major, or grad school requirement
  5. Pick up a WR or QR course
  6. Explore a new subject
  7. Summer Session offers financial assistance to Yale College students on financial aid
  8. Experience New Haven in the summer with a diverse group of students

Programs for Yale College Students

Yale College students may apply to any of the following programs:

Yale Summer Session

New Haven ● Online ● Abroad


Important Deadlines for Summer 2017 Study Abroad

Credit for Designated (non-Yale) Programs: Summer Abroad

March 1, 2017

Petitions for Programs not on Yale’s Designated List

March 1, 2017

Global Summer Program

March 17, 2017

Important Deadlines for Fall 2017 or Full Year 2017-2018 Study Abroad        

Credit for Designated (non-Yale) Programs: Year or Term Abroad

March 5, 2017

Petitions for Programs not on Yale’s Designated List

March 5, 2017

A Note about the International Summer Award (ISA)

The ISA deadline is May 1, 2017. To learn more about ISA eligibility and the application process, visit the ISA website. Please remember that, to use the ISA for a designated (non-Yale) summer program, you must submit the Summer Abroad Credit for Designated (non-Yale) Programs application by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t forget to check out the information available on our Outside Scholarships page. There may be a source available to contribute towards your Study Abroad experience!


Programs and Events

Rhodes & Beyond: UK Postgraduate Fellowships Information Session: Wednesday, 3/14 – 5pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave. The Rhodes may be the most famous, but there are many UK fellowship options in almost any subject, scientific research, and more—for US citizens and international students. Get the inside scoop from past applicants as well as Yale’s UK fellowships adviser. Campus application deadlines are in August, so now is the time to begin. You must attend a Rhodes & Beyond Information Session before you can meet with Yale’s UK fellowships adviser for a one-on-one appointment.

Fulbright Information Session: Thursday, 3/24 – 5pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English in more than 160 countries. Start by getting the inside scoop from Yale College’s Fulbright Program Advisers and this year’s applicants. Campus review process begins in August, so now is the time to begin planning your application.  

Online Advising Options and Drop-In Hours @ CIPE

Want to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Yale College Fellowships Adviser or get a general fellowships refresher? Watch this pre-advising presentation online. Have a quick question about a fellowship application? Come to Fellowships Drop-In Hours, every Friday afternoon from 2 - 4 PM @ CIPE. 

Upcoming Deadlines

2/22/17 - Apply for Global Health Fellowships including the Seed Funding Award for Global Health Scholars, Global Health Field Experiences Fellowships, and Research Fellowships in Global Health Studies. 

2/24/17 Created in memory of Yung Wing, the first Chinese student to earn a degree at Yale University, the Chinese Cultural (Yung Wing) Scholarship supports year-long study of Chinese at an approved Chinese university. Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals under the age of 30 who have taken one year of Chinese. Apply for Yale’s nomination via the Student Grants Database.  

2/28/17 - Apply for CIPE Summer Research Fellowships for Juniors using the CIPE Common Application: one application that can be used to apply for multiple CIPE research opportunities for Juniors, many of which support senior essays and senior projects in a range of social science and humanities fields. 

3/1/17 - Apply for the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. 

3/1/17 - Credit deadline for non-Yale study abroad programs credit application. Credit is a requirement to use ISA funding toward a non-Yale study abroad experience.

More Ways to Connect

  • Sync any of these events with your own google calendar.
  • Receive the Fellowships Newsletter for reminders and resources, tailored to your class year, directly from Yale Fellowships.
  • Explore hundreds of campus, national, and international opportunities in the Student Grants Database.


Public Health & Environmental Sustainability Internships

Yale-Tec de Monterrey Internships in Sustainable Development, Summer 2017

Application deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Join one of two ongoing sustainable development projects in Mexico during Summer 2017. Project work focuses on Diagnosis of Public Health and Education aspects of vulnerable communities (Hidalgo), or Environmental Sustainability (Queretero). Intermediate Spanish is required, and the program is ISA-eligible.  Learn more about the Yale-Tec de Monterrey Summer Internship Program in Sustainable Development.  Deadline to apply is April 15. Please contact with any questions.