Notes and News - Week of January 30, 2017

January 31, 2017

TD Notes and News – Week of 1/23

Head of College’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

I begin this issue with a special thank you and welcome.  First, I am delighted to announce that our new leaders of the TD Student Activities Committee are TD freshfolk Elayna Garner (president) and Alice Tao (vice-president)!  And many thanks go to TD sophomores Jorge Ananya (president) and Maraya Keny-Guyer (vice-president) for their amazing creativity and hard-work this past year.  So we are pulling out an old photo from the fall TD Twist to make sure to give them proper acknowledgment of the great work they have done for the college.

There will also be co-secretaries, Viet Dau (‘19) and Camila Rivera (‘20).  I am greatly looking forward to working with the new leadership!

We have many events coming up this week – especially this Wednesday – but I want to flag a special event for New Haven’s Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS).  On Sunday 2/5 they are hosting their annual run/walk up East Rock.  TD will subsidize the entry of 25 participants.  Just go to this link to register and use coupon code “TD17”.  Please note the link will only be active until 12pm on Tuesday (2/1) as they have to wrap up their sign ups.  So you have less than 24 hours to sign up!

Here are our great events for this week:

Tuesday 1/31 6-7:30pm Senior Sushi Night (TD House)

All TD seniors are invited to the TD House for a wonderful celebration of your class. If you love sushi and the class of 2017 this is the event you have been waiting for!!!

Wednesday 2/1 4:30pm Tea with Simona Petrova (TD House)

TD is honored to host Ms. Petrova of the United Nations Chief Executives Board which brings together the leaders of all UN system organizations, including the World Bank and the IMF. Throughout her UN career, she has served as Director of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, worked as Chief of Staff of the Under-Secretary-General for Management and worked at the UN Development Programme, where, in the early 1990s, she opened the UN offices in the five Central Asian countries. She was also a member of the team that established the UN Peacebuilding Support Office.  This event is jointly co-sponsored by the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Wednesday 2/1 5pm Final Cut (TD Dining Hall)

Come see our two TD teams face off for the honor to represent TD for the big Yale Iron Chef competition!

Wednesday 2/1 8pm TD Community Night (TD Dining Hall)

Come celebrate and cheer on our amazing TD talent!  If you are still hoping to perform, go here to grab a slot!

Here are wonderful events coming up for next week:

Sunday 2/5  IRIS Run/Walk for Refugees

Please sign up at this link and use the coupon code “TD 17” for your free entry.  Limited to 25 participants.

Tuesday 2/7 5:30pm Senior Mellon Forum

Our spring Senior Mellon Forum Series starts up again.  Wonderful senior project presentations and great food. 

Tuesday 2/6 & Wednesday 2/7 Freshman Fireside Chats (TD House)

All freshmen should have received a note from chief Froco, Blake Mueller, regarding sign ups for a session.

Thursday 2/8 Yohannes Abraham Yale ’07 (TD House)

Yohannes Abraham served as the Special Assistant to President Obama and the Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Engagement and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Abraham also served as the Deputy National Political Director on the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign.  He has also served as the National Political Director at Organizing for America, and also served in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs during the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and other key pieces of legislation.  This event is jointly co-sponsored by the Eritrean and Ethiopian Students at Yale.

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


HoC Lui


“…evil is a force and, like the physical and chemical forces, we cannot annihilate it; we may only change its form. We light upon one evil and hit it with all the might of our civilization, but only succeed in scattering it into a dozen of other forms.”

(James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man)


Jan. 31


Final deadline to apply for a spring-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.

Feb. 3


Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.

Feb. 10


Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the first half of the term. See Grades.

Feb. 15


Deadline for applications for Yale Faculty-led Programs Abroad.

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.

Spring Deadline for Registration for New Student Organizations

The deadline for new student organizations to register in spring of 2017 is Feb. 1The application is now live on OrgSync–just click “register new organization” under the “organizations” tab from the home page. 

To help new student organizations establish a foundation and ensure all your questions are answered, we have launched a robust onboarding system. Once you register, we will be in touch to get the onboarding process started. To read more about this process, click here

If you have any questions about registration for the 2016-2017 academic year, please contact



Summer Study Abroad at London School of Economics (LSE) or the Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP)
Friday, January 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, Room 305

Come learn about these two popular summer study abroad destinations.

  • LSE: London School of Economics program page
  • PKP: Pembroke King’s Programme page.

Informal Meeting: The Yale Summer Session Program Abroad in Rabat, Morocco for Arabic language, both intermediate and advanced.

Monday January 30, 3:30 – 5:30

CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave, 3rd floor, Room 369 

Come, enjoy some food, meet former participants, and listen to their personal experiences about the program.

  • Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I & II
  • Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I & II

Study Abroad with the School for Field Studies (SFS)

Tuesday January 31, 4pm - 5pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave, Room 369

Ellen Crow, a representative from the School for Field Studies (SFS), will be on-campus to meet with interested students. Come learn more about the variety of program options for the summer or semester. 

  •  School for Field Studies page

Info Session Study Abroad in Spanish

Wednesday February 1, 4pm - 5pm

Romance Languages Lounge, 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd Floor

Considering studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country this summer? Attend this event to learn all about your Yale Summer Session and Designated (non-Yale) study abroad options.

The Yale Summer Session in Siena invites you to join them for an Italian Summer Gathering
Friday, February 2, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

RLL 3rd floor 88-90 Wall Street

Come learn about these Yale programs in Siena.

  • Elementary Italian I & II
  • Intermediate Italian I & II Culture
  • The Florentine Renaissance

Study Abroad with IES  

Friday February 3,  2pm - 3pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave, Room 305

Beth Eustis, a representative from IES Abroad, will be on-campus to meet with interested students. Come learn more about the variety of program options for the summer or semester.

  • IES Abroad website

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours

Friday, February 32 – 4 pm

55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Study abroad advisers will be available for walk-ins every Friday from 2–4 pm during the Spring 2017 semester. These meetings are 15 minutes in length and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Yale Fellowship Program Common Application and Other Deadlines

The following fellowships each offer one application that can be used to apply for multiple competitions via the Student Grants Database

  • Apply by Tuesday, January 31st at 1 PM for Year-long Postgraduate Fellowships common application. (For graduating seniors.)
  • Apply by Wednesday, February 15th at 1 PM for CIPE’s Summer Fellowships common application. (For undergraduates, including freshman.)
  • Apply by Wednesday, February 15th at 1 PM for CIPE’s Term-time Fellowships common application. (For undergraduates who plan to take a leave of absence to pursue a term-time opportunity.)
  • Apply by Tuesday, February 28th at 1 PM for CIPE’s Research Fellowships for Juniors common application. (For all members of the Class of 2018, or for whom 2017 is their final undergraduate summer.)

Fellowships 101 Online Presentation

Interested in understanding what exactly a fellowship is, specifics about Yale’s undergraduate fellowships landscape, or want to be cleared to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Fellowships Adviser? Watch this online pre-advising presentation for valuable information regarding your fellowship application.

Programs and Events

Proposals Writing Workshop: Tuesday, 1/31, 3-4pm AND Thursday, 2/2, 11am-12pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue

Learn what goes into an effective fellowship proposal, how to create a budget, and other resources you can use to construct a successful fellowship application.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program Information Session: Wednesday, 2/15:30-6:30pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue

Hear from the Director of Admissions about the fully-endowed Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program for graduate and professional school at Stanford.

Interviewing for National Fellowships WorkshopFriday, 2/1012:30-1:30pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue

Fellowships and OCS team up for an interview workshop tailored to impressing the selection committee of major national fellowships you may apply to.

Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation Information SessionThursday, 2/163-4pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue

Come learn about fellowships for seniors and after graduation. (Some national fellowships have deadlines as early as the summer; juniors are very welcome to attend.)

International Summer Award (ISA) Open Q & AThursday, 2/164-4:30pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue

Bring any and all questions you have about the ISA.


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

What are Careers in Academic Administration?
Friday, February 3, 12:00pm-1:00pm, HGS 119
Ever wonder what it would be like to work in Admissions or Finance at Yale?  Curious about what a typical week looks like for a university Development officer?  Come meet Yale administrators for an informal panel.  Lunch will be served.  RSVP requested. 

1vyG Conference@Yale

San Francisco Career Forum 2017

Careers, Life and Yale–The Art of Public Speaking
Friday, February 10, 1:30pm–4:00pm, Afternoon snacks on hand
Workshop leader: Robert Russell ’89 (actor, comedian, director/producer, Yale Drama School grad)
Requirement: Be ready to give a 2-3 minute pitch on whatever you want (e.g., informative, persuasive, autobiographical)
Apply to attend at – $9 deposit ($10 to be refunded at event)

Careers, Life and Yale: Finance and Consulting: Career and Life Skills
Friday, February 10, 5:00pm–9:00pm PLUS Saturday, February 11, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Friday evening (February 10) keynote informal dinner alumni-led life-skills workshops (choose 2): Mock interviews, Networking, Resumes
Saturday afternoon (February 11) continuation–keynote (Yale Senior VP/Operations Jack Callahan ’80) alumni-led career workshops (choose 2):  Banking, Alternative Finance, In-house Finance, Consulting
Concluding reception (with food): networking with alumni
Apply to attend at
Space for both events is limited. Contact AYA Senior Director Steve Blum ’74  with questions at