Notes and News - Week of 5/9/22

May 9, 2022

WEEK OF 5/09/22



Dear Red Lions,

We are almost done … and no doubt some of you are done already!  If so, congratulations!!! 

For those of you who will be here to the last exam on Wednesday afternoon, please know that we will keep serving pizza at 10pm this Monday and Tuesday night. 

Our “photo of the week” features our wonderful TD Class of 2022 taken at last week’s Senior Dinner!  Thankfully the rain broke just before the big event and we were able to take this fun celebratory photo before doing the formal portrait!

Congratulations to TD senior Megan Briggs who just published and launched her zine through support from a TD CPA award.  You will no doubt see copies in the Common Room, please feel free to take one!

TD Summer Storage in the TD Multipurpose Room is now in full swing and filling up!  Here is the schedule for the rest of this week:

Monday 5/9                   3-5pm, 8-10pm
Tuesday 5/10                 3-5pm, 8-10pm
Wednesday 5/11             9-11am, 12-2pm

Please note that we are handing out free boxes if you are not planning to use TD Storage and just need boxes to pack up your things to go home or take off-campus.  These are smaller boxes than the TD Summer Storage boxes but we have plenty to give away!

Please remember that you must fully empty out your rooms by noon Friday 5/12.  Spring Salvage is here to pick up things you no longer need and the large dumpster on the corner of Grove and Temple awaits your trash.  If you have questions please reach out to TD Operations Manager, Zina Anwar, at

And please continue to take good care of yourselves and one another.  You are almost there!

Here is one last poem from Dean Mahurin to finish out the 2022-23 year!




Billy Collins

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,

so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw

open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,

indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths

and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight

that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight

on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants

from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,

holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,

well, today is just that kind of day.