Notes and News - Week of September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

Notes and News – Week of 9/5

HL’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

I hope everyone had a great long weekend and are looking forward to getting back to classes and finalizing schedules!

Labor Day was busier than usual for the college.  My family gathered with TDers to run the annual New Haven Road Race early in the morning.  Afterwards, our TD first years, frocos, and college aides boarded buses to Sunnyside Farm in Bethany, CT. We were very warmly welcomed by TD Fellows Anne and Guido Calabresi who gave us full run of their beautiful property.  As you can see from these “photos of the week” we could not have asked for a more gorgeous day to run through the city or bask in the warmth of Sunnyside!

And thanks to Froco Rosa Vargas for this great pic of our first-years before the Yale Up rally!

Here are some great events for next week:

Tuesday 9/12 8:30pm TD Community Night (TD Dining Hall)

We have had a number of TDers sign up already to perform.  Expect music, comedy, and magic!  We still have room for a few more people to sign up.  Please go to this link if you are interested in participating

Saturday 9/16 1-5pm TD Community Chamber Orchestra Auditions (Thompson Room)

The TD Orchestra is looking forward to another great year!  We are excited to have back Kay Nakazawa TD ’17 as our concertmaster and our new conductor will be graduate student Paul Strike.  They will be holding auditions for all returning players and newcomers.  For anyone interested in participating please contact him to sign up for an audition time slot.  If anyone is interested in serving in the role of “narrator” or “storyteller” for a piece, please also contact Paul.  The first rehearsal is set for Sunday 9/24 from 4-5:30pm

TD Underground Spaces Update

Many of you have asked when we will be reopening the TD underground spaces – Buttery, Recording Studio, Art Studio, Selin Lounge, and music practice rooms.  Please know that the music rooms can now be used and students need to come to the HoC office to sign up for swipe access.  For all other spaces, please know that the Head of College Office is working with our TD aides team to get them back up and running.  We are aiming to have spaces reopened following the end of shopping period. We will be announcing new classes for both the TD recording studio and the art studio and there will be a new sign up system for the Selin Lounge.  So please stay tuned for those announcements. 

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




In honor of the great poet John Ashberry, who died at age 90 on Sunday, the close of his poem “A Blessing in Disguise”:

I prefer “you” in the plural, I want “you,”
You must come to me, all golden and pale
Like the dew and the air.
And then I start getting this feeling of exaltation.



Course Schedule Deadlines (all at 5:00 p.m.):
Classes of 2021 – Monday, September 11
Classes of 2019 and 2020 – Tuesday, September 12
Class of 2017 – Wednesday, September 13
Schedules are handed in to Trish Cawley in the TD Dean’s Office.  The 5:00 p.m. deadline is strictly enforced.  A late schedule incurs a fine of fifty dollars (there it is again!) and a late schedule may not elect any courses CR/D/Fail. 
A schedule of 3.0 or 3.5 course credits OR a schedule of 6.0 or 6.5 course credits needs my permission before the schedule is handed in.  Email Trish at to schedule an appointment to see me.

Volunteers Around the World
Are you interested in medicine? Public Health? Traveling abroad? Volunteers Around the World is a national organization that operates mobile medical clinics in various developing countries, from Thailand to Peru. VAW Yale team members gain memorable and hands-on experience from the clinics, from educational activities, and from being immersed in another country’s culture. If that sounds like your cup of tea (or you are curious to learn more), come out to our informational meeting on Thursday, September 15th, 7pm in LC101! We hope to see you there!



Yale Academic Strategies Program


Attend a workshop (listed below) or Meet 1-1 with a peer Academic Strategies Mentor for advice and strategies for meeting Yale’s academic challenges. 

Contact or visit our website for more information.
Note: Most of this week’s workshops are in the CTL (Yale Center for Teaching and Learning), located in Sterling Memorial Library at 301 York St. (across from Toad’s)


Academic Strategies for Shopping Period

Sunday, Sept. 3 @ 12:30 pm, CTL Room 120A:


Academic Success on a Budget

Sunday, Sept. 3 @ 2 pm, CTL Room 120A:

WednesdaySept. 6 @ 4 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):


Managing a Heavy Reading Load

Tuesday, Sept. 5 @ 4 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):

Monday, Sept. 11 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman Seminar Room 415, Byers Hall, Silliman College


Time Management

Tuesday, Sept. 5 @ 6 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):


Succeeding in Lectures (including effective notetaking)

Thursday, Sept. 7 @ 4 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):


Academic Strategies for Transfer/Eli Whitney Students

Thursday, Sept. 7 @ 6 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):


Syllabi & Assignments: Understanding Expectations

Sunday, Sept. 10 @ 2 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):


Pathways for First-year Students

Monday, Sept. 11 @ 6 pm, Berkeley College South Court Seminar Room



Office of Career Strategy

General Drop-in Advising 
Available when classes are in session Monday-Friday10:00am-4:00pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.

On-campus Recruiting Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Sign up to receive emails about OCR in Yale Career Link under My Account/Personal/Email Communications Settings.  

Fall 2017: Ten Industry Networking Events
Develop contacts at organizations and learn about job/internship opportunities.  RSVP on Yale Career Link (under Events-Workshops).  Dress code: Business Casual.

Reserve Space at the Office of Career Strategy for Remote Interviews
Reserve time at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, using your Yale email address. Please choose times for the entirety of your interview (including set-up) and bring all necessary equipment (laptop, microphone, etc.).  There is no landline phone available for the room. When you arrive, proceed directly to Room 366, no need to check in.
Sign-Up Sheet:


Study Abroad


A New Website

Take a tour of our newly launched website, meet our staff, or explore possible program options


Keep Informed

Sign up for the Study Abroad Newsletter to receive updates twice a month about upcoming application deadlines, information sessions by region or program, social events, and more.


Drop-in Advising 
Every Friday, when class is in session, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Fellowship Programs


Never Miss A Fellowships Deadline

Hear directly from the fellowships team: sign up to receive your class year’s Fellowship Programs biweekly newsletter.


Upcoming Events

September 7 – Light Fellowship Information Session 


Visit Yale Fellowship Programs’ Calendar to keep up-to-date on events and information sessions, important deadlines, and many additional opportunities, including national and international fellowships.


Yale Fellowships Drop-In Hours

Every Friday, when class is in session, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.


Upcoming Deadlines

September 6 – Fulbright Campus Deadline

September 20 - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Preliminary Deadline

September 22 - Luce Scholars Program Campus Deadline

September 27 - Knight-Hennessy Scholars National Deadline