Notes and News - Week of February 19, 2018

February 21, 2018

Notes and News – Week of 2/19/2018

HL’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

We had a fabulous Chubb event in YUAG with award-winning artist and writer, Faith Ringgold!  Our two “photos of the week” captures TD students working with Faith Ringgold in the TD art studio on our community quilt project honoring our families.  Special thanks go to the TD Art Studio aides Vicky Gebert and Julia Fleming-Dresser as well as TD seniors Luna Beller-Tadiar and Liana Ambrose Murray for all of their amazing help with coordinating this project.

We plan to have the two quilts hung in the TD Dining Hall in early April.  Stay tuned for the big reveal!!!

There is still time to apply to be part of the TD Aides team for 2018-2019 academic year!  Please fill out the attached application and return it to the Head of College Office by the 2/26 deadline.  For any questions, please contact the TD chief aides, Jacob Mitchell at and Jackie Salzinger at

TD students are eligible to apply for the Chase Coggins Memorial Scholarship Fund named after Chase Frederick Coggins TD ’79.  The scholarship specifically funds undergraduates in 1) wilderness exploration with philosophical, artistic, or scientific intent, and 2) traveling to rural areas or developing countries to study.  Please visit the website for more information.  Deadline is March 1, 2018.

These are our events for this week:

Tuesday 2/20 5:30pm Senior Mellon Forum

We are back on schedule after taking 2/13 off to prepare for the Chubb events. 


Tuesday 2/20 8-10pm Senior Class Gift (Selin Lounge)

Come enjoy a fun-filled video game night with to support the Senior Class Gift.  There will be lots of video games to play, snacks to eat, and beverages to drink! Come have a fun, relaxed post-Mellon Forum event with your senior class!  All gifts can be made at, or you can fill out a contribution card at the event. Your donation will go towards any category you choose, including financial aid, faculty, sports, undergraduate life, and much more. By achieving at least 90% of participation from TD, we can give a $10,000 scholarship to an incoming first-year. Those who donate can attend the closing event at Olives and Oil Wednesday night!


Here are our great events for next week:

Sunday 2/25 1-4pm Silk Screening Workshop (TD Art Studio)

Join artist Karen Dow to learn about silk screening for a wide-range of projects: posters, t-shirts, tote bags, and many more.  You just need to come with an image or design to get working.  Anyone interested, should sign up at the TD office or email to reserve your spot.


Sunday 2/25 10pm-12am TD Big Sib/Little Sib Cookies and Snacks (TD Buttery) 

Great opportunity to reconnect with your sibs!  Free appetizers – soft pretzels, garlic bread, cinnamon donut holes, and chips with pico de gallo – will be available to all TD sib groups who come down to the Buttery!  The Buttery staff also hopes to host a cookie event/contest for the best lion cookies! Cookie dough, colored frosting, and sprinkles will be provided.  

Wednesday 2/28 5:30-7pm Final Cut Competition (TD Dining Hall)

Come support our two TD teams as they battle for the honor to represent TD in the big Final Cut competition in April!  They will be cooking in the main dining hall so come on by to watch our teams work!

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




“Fire and Ice”
(Robert Frost)

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.



Feb. 23 (Friday) Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades

Feb. 28 (Wednesday) Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term. 

Mar. 5 (Monday) Deadline to apply for a fall-term 2018 Term Abroad or a 2018–2019 Year Abroad. See Special Arrangements

Mar. 9 (Friday) Midterm.  Spring recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.



The Jackson Institute offers two summer fellowships for Yale undergraduate student projects – including internships, language study, and independent research projects. Applications for both fellowships are dueFebruary 20, 2018!


Les Aspin ’60 International Public Service Fellowships

  • available to sophomores and juniors for research projects on international affairs and security
  • projects may be with a U.S. government agency, non-profit corporation or other nongovernmental organization

Leitner International Research and Internship Fellowships

  • available to freshmen, sophomore, or juniors for projects contributing to an understanding of international affairs
  • projects can be independent research, internships, or formal study/coursework
  • awards of up to $5,000

Read more about the fellowships on the Summer Experience page of our website.  Questions? Contact Lily Sutton, director of student affairs.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities through AIESEC

Develop professional skills, create a positive impact in communities around the world, become immersed in a new culture, and have meaningful personal growth experiences through AIESEC’s Global Volunteer program. Choose a six week volunteer project in Peru, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Romania, Indonesia, Argentina, or Thailand. Projects include business consultation, education, community outreach, environmental sustainability, female empowerment, and more. Visit to apply!


Project LETS, a student organization by and for individuals with lived experience of mental illness/neurodivergence working to create a space for open conversations about mental health on campus. There will be a panel next Wednesday, April 21st from 8-9 pm in the Davenport Common called the Realities of Mental Health at Yale. This panel will feature students who will speak about their diverse experiences of mental illness on campus, navigating Yale with those experiences, and their intersectionality with other aspects of their identities. The panelists will speak about their experiences for a portion of the event, and then it will be opened up for a moderated discussion with the panelists. Light refreshments will be provided.