Notes and News - Week of April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

Notes and News – Week of 4/22/19
HL’s Pieces
Dear Red Lions,
Believe it or not, this is the last week of the spring 2019 semester!!!  So despite the soggy start to this week, I hope you will all make a point of enjoying these last few class meetings before we make our way into the reading week and finals period.

To chase away the gloomy weather, I am sharing this “photo of the week” sent by Max Yuhas ’20 back on Saturday 4/6 that also included Olivia Tracey ’20, Christina Lindsay ’21, and Mira Patel ’20.  The group took this great photo after Camp Kesem’s “Color Run” that capped off a great fundraising year for the group.

And if that doesn’t put a smile on your face, check out this great IM bowling highlights video done by IM secretary, Sophia Ross ’21, featuring our wonderful team led by pro bowler John Kauffman ’19. 
Please come out and support our IM soccer team! Playoffs are this Thursday 4/25 at 9pm.  TD is currently seeded #1 so come on out to cheer on the team or to play if you participated this season.  
Here are our important upcoming events and deadlines:

Monday April 22 11:59am World Fellows Liaison Application Due

The World Fellows program has selected the new class of Fellows for the upcoming fall 2019 semester and is looking for students interested in becoming liaisons.  Especially for students interested in international relations, world politics, and economic development this can be a great opportunity. Please apply online by midnight tonight through this application portal.  If you are unable to meet the deadline, please contact the program directly and they may still be able to accept your application.  Any questions, please contact
Friday 4/26 TD Day (TD Courtyard)

Our end of the year celebration on the final day of classes!  Enjoy some bouncing and a courtyard bbq provided by our Dining Hall staff.  We are excited to unveil this year’s new TD Day shirt designed by our Mott Woolley Student Council!
Sunday 4/28 8:30pm Joint Orchestra and Choir Concert (TD Dining Hall)

We end the spring semester with a lovely joint concert with the TD Community Chamber Orchestra and the Yale Undergraduate Choral Project featuring a number of TD singers!  A reception of lemonade and cookies will follow. 
Tuesday 4/30 5:30pm Senior Cocktail Hour (TD House) and 6:30pm Senior Dinner (TD Dining Hall)
The celebration begins at 5:30pm in the TD House with a fun cocktail hour.  We then head outside to the TD courtyard at 6:15pm to take the Senior Class photo.  At 6:30pm we head into the TD Dining Hall for a scrumptious dinner and our program.  All non-seniors, please make arrangements to dine in any of the other dining halls that will be open.  (Please note that Stiles, Morse, Berkeley, Pierson, and JE will also be closed for their senior dinners.)
I will send out our Reading Week/Exam Week Study break schedule at the end of this week.  For now, enjoy the last week of classes everyone!
Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…

“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.” (Jane Austen, Emma)





April 26, Friday Classes end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
Last day to withdraw from a spring full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.

May 2, Thursday 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 – i.e. me!

Y2Y COMEDY SHOW (featuring Yale professors, administrators, and…me)

Y2Y New Haven is a student-run organization with the goal to alleviate the struggle of homelessness for local youth. Y2Y is currently making plans to open a shelter, and this comedy show aims to help raise funds for the project.  The set will include greats like Shelley Kagan, Ariane Steinacker, and your very own dean.  The show is this Thursday from 8:00-9:30 in SSS 114 and tickets are available here – – or you can also Venmo $8 to @y2ynh instead!




Latte with a Librarian

Do you need to find a book or a scholarly article, or do you need help formulating a research question for a lit review? Stop by Thain Cafe in Bass Library on Wednesday, April 25 from 1 – 3:00 PM for Latte with a Librarian, a chance to meet with a librarian for a short research consultation.  No registration required. Any student that asks a research question (and not, “Hey, where’s the bathroom?”) will receive a FREE mug. More information at:


Therapy Dog, Heather the Golden Retriever

Join Bass Library for a visit with Kelsey the Golden Retriever on Thursday, April 26th. Starting at 2 pm, Kelsey will start in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave and will work her way down to the Wright Reading Room and Bass Library. Take a break from studying and pat a dog! More information at:


Reading Week at Yale University Library

Throughout Reading Week, libraries around campus will be offering study breaks (with donuts and pizza), nightly free coffee, therapy dogs, and the ever-popular Long Night Against Procrastination. Register early for the Long Night Against Procrastination to ensure yourself a spot at



April 26 - New York Senate Graduate Fellowships National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Graduates 

May 1 - The International Summer Award (ISA) Application deadline - The ISA provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad | Eligible: undergraduate students receiving a Yale scholarship.

May 1, 1PM - MacMillan Center Academic Year Fellowships for Language Study Campus Deadline| Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, & Graduate Students

May 1 - Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates

May 15 - Einstein Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Graduates aged under 35

May 26 - Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Graduates who are citizens of Canada, India, Japan, USA, Pakistan, or China

May 31 - Rotary Peace Fellowship District Deadline| Eligible: Seniors

May/June - Gotoco China National Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors

June 14, 1PM – Global Rhodes Campus Deadline | Eligible: International Seniors & Recent Graduates who are not citizens of existing Rhodes Regions

September 15 - The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates



Deadline May 1 (students are encouraged to submit their application earlier)- Domestic Summer Award (DSA) Fellowship to Support Experiences with the Arts, Sciences, Government, and Non-Profit Organizations | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors 
Visit the DSA webpage for detailed eligibility requirements.  Access the application: Yale Career Link Homepage (under ‘Yale College Summer Experiences’), or Yale Career Link (My Account, Professional Experiences).