Notes and News - Week of 2/22/21

February 22, 2021
Dear Red Lions,

I hope you are all getting some good rest on our first official Yale “break day”! 

For those of you on campus, I hope you are enjoying the Fryborg food truck this afternoon!  Next up Sophomore dinner!

If you enjoy these types of activities and want to see more, please come out to support SAC (the TD Student Activities Committee) at their Monday night meeting at 10:23pm.  Tonight, they will be voting in a new SAC team and encourage anyone interested to consider running (or cast your vote and watch the action).  SAC is in charge of TD study breaks, TD Day (last day of classes celebration), formals, and other fun activities like the courtyard golf party and movie nights. They especially welcome our TD First-years and Sophomores to join in!

Here is their Zoom link to attend: 
Meeting ID: 929 7647 5290

To get us back into the IM spirit, I am pulling this photo from the fall from our last ping pong game as our “photo of the week”.

IMs start again this week:
Knockout (Ben Scher, captain) – starting on 2/22

Badminton (Jessica Li, captain ) – starting on 2/23

You can email them at or to sign up and play. 

I think we still have some spots left for the Iris Run for Refugees – College Edition that will go from 3/1-3/15 when we are out of quarantine.  All are welcome to sign-up and run for free.  Please use “TD_2021” for your registration code.

Here are our events:

Monday 2/22 4-5pm Yale Break Day Food Event with Fryborg Food Truck (Temple Street Gate)

We are kicking off our first break day of the semester with some fancy French fries featuring the Fryborg food truck.  For first-years, juniors, and seniors the truck will serve up fries with a choice of 3 added toppings.  Sophomores, please see below on your event.  The topping choices include: Italian Fries (pesto, mayo, pecorino romano cheese), Philly Fries (braised short ribs, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese sauce), and PoBorg (sliced andouille sausage, lettuce tomato, onions, dill pickle, and creolaise).  We’ll post the staggered service times.

Monday 2/22 5:30-7:30pm Sophomore Dinner with Fryborg Food Truck (Temple Street Gate)

Fryborg will be serving up a delicious menu featuring their signature sandwiches and fries.  Don’t forget to pickup your class gift!  Because of the COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings we’ll have to do a staggered time slots for ordering and food pick up.  Sophomores who are remote or on LOA we will save your gift and you can pick it up when you are back on campus.

Thursday 2/25 4-5pm TD Thursday Snack Break – Chips & Guac (TD Package Storeroom)

Come on down for crunchy chips and creamy fresh guacamole!  We’ll have an assortment of toppings to go.  

Wednesday 3/3 8:30pm (EST) Machiattos with Matt (Zoom)

First-year Matthew Merritt will be zooming in to show us the art of lattes!  To follow along, you’ll need these ingredients: coffee beans, milk (any kind), vanilla extract (optional), ground cinnamon (optional), and mini chocolate chips (options).  Zoom link to come on a future flyer.


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

Waking up begins with saying am and now. That which has awoken then lies for a while staring up at the ceiling and down into itself until it has recognized I, and therefrom deduced I am, I am now.” (Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man)
Feb. 23
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Feb. 25
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. 
Mar. 9
Classes do not meet.
Mar. 19
Last day of first half-term courses.
Mar. 19
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Grades.
Mar. 19
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Mar. 22
Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the spring term.
Mar. 24
Classes do not meet.
Mar. 26
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Mar. 26
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one quarter of the spring term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.


BIPOC in the Built Wiki-Edit-A-Thon
Monday, Feb. 22 – Friday Feb. 26 | More information at
Participate in a week-long virtual event to build community by creating and editing Wikipedia pages of BIPOC designers, activists, planners and others whose work is connected to the built environment. Attendees will participate in training and begin editing Wikipedia pages of BIPOC figures who have left their mark on the fields of art, architecture, art history, activism, dance, graphic design, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and more. 
Student Reading for the Reading Resilience Project
Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 5 PM EST | Register:
Join us for an online reading event for the Reading Resilience Project, featuring students and other Yalies reading short excerpts from their favorite works by or about people of color.
à Interested in reading at this event? Submit your interest to or email
Native American Languages at Yale: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 12 PM EST | Register:
Four Yale students will join moderator Claire Bowern (Yale Professor of Linguistics) in discussing Native American languages across the country. The panel will discuss language and related topics across the nation and the role of institutions like Yale in the linguistic landscape of North America.


Summer Internships Search + SEA Info Session 
Wednesday, February 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Register here 
Fellowship Proposal Writing: Meet with the Writing Partners 
Thursday, February 25, 6:00pm -7:00pm ET 
Register here 
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations 
Thursday, February 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET
Register here 

Info Session for UK Fellowships – Rhodes and Beyond: postgrad study in UK/Ireland (1 of 6) 
Friday, February 26, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET 
Zoom Link  
Find future events on the Fellowships and Funding Calendar