Notes and News - Week of May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

TD Notes and News – Week of 5-1

Head of College’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

Despite the rainy weather, we had a warm and festive farewell bbq for the McCormicks in the TD Dining Hall last week.  I know they were extremely touched by the heartfelt sendoff and the thoughtful memory book put together by our Mott Woolley Council.

Many thanks to KC Mills, TD Operations Manager, for this great “photo of the week” capturing Sasha in on Friday’s TD Day celebration wearing our special TD day shirt in red and a tiara.

We will miss the McCormicks and Sasha around the courtyard! 

Despite the cooler than expected temperatures this Sunday, we had a very nice ribbon cutting celebration for the new traffic crosswalk.  As you can see from the picture below, the event brought together the Heads of College of TD & Silliman, Chief Ronnell Higgins, members of the Yale Traffic Safety Committee, and officials from the City of New Haven.  We definitely have Ben Ackerman TD ‘16 to thank for the new crosswalk!

This Tuesday 5/2 is the TD senior dinner.  All seniors should come to the TD house for the reception at 5:30pm.  A class photo will be taken out in the courtyard at 6:15pm before heading into the dining hall for dinner at 6:30pm.  We can’t wait to celebrate your time at Yale tomorrow night!  All non-seniors should go to Commons for dinner.  We do apologize for any inconvenience.

Everyone should have received the schedule of Reading Week/Exam Period Study breaks.  But here it is again for your convenience:

Reading Period Study Breaks

Monday May 1

10pm SAC Popeye’s Study Break (Thompson Room)

Tuesday May 2

10pm SAC Thai Taste Study Break (Thompson Room) 

Wednesday May 3

9:30pm  TD Ten Minute Courtyard Dance Party

10pm SAC Chick-fil-A (Thompson Room)

Thursday May 4

            10pm Pizza Study Break (Thompson Room)    

Exam Period (May 6th-May 10th)

Friday May 5th

7-11am  Hot Breakfast (TD Dining Hall)

Fuel up for the first exam of the period with a delicious hot breakfast brought to you by our great Dining Hall staff!

Friday May 5th to Tuesday May 9th

10pm   Pizza Delivery (Thompson Room)

Wishing all of you a productive and not too stressful end of the year!!!

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


HoC Lui


“One thing never changed: the brilliant charge of their infrequent couplings was darkened by the sense of time flying, never enough time, never enough.” 

(Annie Proulx, “Brokeback Mountain”)



May 1


Applications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.

May 4


Reading period ends, 5 p.m.
Final examinations begin, 7 p.m.
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.

May 10


Examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.

May 11


Residences close for underclassmen, 12 noon.

May 22


University Commencement.

May 23


Residences close for seniors, 12 noon.


The Reading Period. Term papers and term projects may be due as late as the last day of the final examination period.  All other course assignments must be due by the end of the Reading Period.  No final examination, including a take-home final examination, may be administered during the Reading Period (see ).

Date of Administering Final Examinations.  A final examination must be given at the time and place appointed.  If an instructor sets an alternative date for a final examination, that alternative date must fall within the final examination period; the examination must also be given at the regularly-scheduled time; two distinct and different examinations must be offered; and no student may be required to obtain special permission to take the alternative exam. ( )

Take-Home Final Examinations.  These must be due in the Final Examination Period.  See for other stipulations concerning the due date of take-home final examinations. 

Work Incomplete at the End of Term and Postponement of Final Examinations.  Only the residential college dean has authority to give permission to a student to submit work in a course after the end of term (that is, after the last day of the Final Examination Period for term papers and term projects; after the Reading Period for all other course assignments).  Instructors do not have the authority to give permission to extend beyond the end of the term the deadline for submission of course work ( ).  In cases of incapacitating illness, family emergency, NCAA competition, or religious observance, the Residential College Dean may authorize postponement of a final examination.  For other special situations in which the Residential College Dean may authorize the postponement of a final examination, please see of the YCPS.  Permission to postpone a final examination does not also carry authorization for a student to submit other work late in that course.

NYU Langone Medical Center Summer 2017 Student Work – from a TD alum who wants to hire TD students!

Description: NYU School of Population Health is looking for 5-7 interested individuals to spend a summer working as a Patient Experience Navigator in our NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers. This position would be supervised by School of Population Health Faculty, Practice Facilitators, and clinic leadership.

Time Requirement: 20-30 hrs per week

Research Component:
 3 outcomes will be tracked during this intervention: 
1.    Patient Cycle Time
2.    Patient Satisfaction
3.    MyChart activation rates
Following a specified amount of time, intern will participate in analyzing data related to above three outcomes to measure whether patient navigators had any impact on the above. 

- Excellent interpersonal communication
- Strong organizational skills
- Proficient with navigating technology including tablets, smartphone applications
- Statistics background (not required)
- Bilingual (not required)

1) Abstract, poster, and potential manuscript on this work to be submitted to national conference and peer-reviewed journal.

Interested?  Contact


Office of Career Strategy

Drop-in Hours Suspended During the Summer

Drop-in hours ended for the semester on Friday, April 28.  Students can still make career advising appointments through Yale Career Link and phone appointments are available throughout the summer.  Please indicate a phone number when making the appointment.  Same-day senior appointments will continue through May 17.

Announcement: Yale is retiring its old travel registration database and moving to a new system built on the software platform Veoci.  Prior to recording travel in the new system, you will need to create and set up a user account. Access and instructions for setting up an account on Yale’s new travel registry are at  The account setup is a one-time process and takes less than 5 minutes.  If you have any difficulties, try a different browser or contact Carolyn Marks.

Jobs at Yale for Graduating Students
Thursday, May 4, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Office of Career Strategy 
Learn more about jobs at Yale starting this summer and fall for graduating students

Yale Summer Events
Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC, New York, and San Francisco provide career, political, social, and cultural events for students and young alumni interning, working, or residing in these cities for the summer.  Join us for the on-campus kickoff event: Tuesday, May 2, 11:30am-1:30pm, location: Old Campus (check your Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity, account).

Student Directors for Washington, DC, New York, and San Francisco this year (email student directors to be placed on the panlist)
Alyssa Patterson, Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC.  Join Facebook Group: “Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC 2017”
Laura Michael, Yale Summer Events in New York.  Join Facebook Group: “2017 Yale Summer Events in NYC”
Adam Harb, Yale Summer Events in San Francisco.  Join Facebook Group: “SF Yale Summer Events 2017”

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.

Fellowships and Funding

Fulbright Information Sessions

Wednesday, May 3rd at 12:30 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor – last chance this semester

   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 past winners. Deadlines begin in August, so now is the time to start the process. Add a Fulbright session directly to your calendar.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Tuesday, May 16th at 1:00 PM – Live Webinar, register here  - last chance this semester

  Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is an international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. No knowledge of Chinese is required. Add a Schwarzman Scholars session directly to your calendar.  

Yale Summer Session

Check out the  Yale Summer Session website for details about what you can do in New Haven during the summer months! Financial Assistance available.  Your very own dean is teaching a class on American Literary Regionalism in Session B, in which you could read Annie Proulx, who is quoted above.