Notes and News - Week of February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019

Notes and News – Week of 2/4/2019
HL’s Pieces
Dear Red Lions,
First, congratulations to our wonderful performers at our spring Community Night!  Our photo of the week, is titled “The Swan” and features three of our performers – Angus Fong ’19 (cello),  Niklas Kniesche ’22, and Thomas Gould ’20 (painter).  The trio did the first-time ever mixed media presentation of Camille Saint-Saëns’s beautiful classic, “The Swan.” 

Last Tuesday’s program was extra fun thanks to  the hilarious hosting of our TD first-years, Zuri Goodman and Ihea Inyama.  And many thanks to the behind-the-scenes hard work of KC Mills and our TD seniors – Jorge Anaya, stage manager, and John Kauffman, sound assistance –for making the evening a success!  Community Night will be back in Fall 2019!  In the meanwhile, if anyone is interested in recording a TD CD, please let me know.  We have not done one since spring 2015 and this semester maybe time!
Thank goodness that warmer weather – and hot water – returned just in time for the IRIS 5k Run this past Sunday!  Here are some great post-finish photos of our TD runners.  Congratulations to everyone who ran in Sunday’s race to raise funds and awareness for the important resettlement work done by IRIS throughout greater New Haven.

Here are the important events for this week:
Tuesday 2/5 4pm Tea with James Hatch
We welcome James Hatch, retired Navy SEAL and author, who has chronicled his struggles with war, physical injury, trauma, and mental health in his book, Touching the Dragon.  Hatch is also the founder of Spikes K9 Fund, dedicated to the care and support of service dogs working in the military and law enforcement.
Saturday 2/9, 2-3:30PM Calligraphy Workshop (TD Art Studio)
Join the art studio aides for a calligraphy workshop! Bring your favorite quote or any combination of words that holds meaning for you! We will provide card stock, markers, and guidance so that you can make a card in time for Valentine’s Day or a poster to hang on your wall.
Next week will be the start of the Lunar New Year and our neighbor, Yale-China, will once again be hosting their “Lunarfest” in the Whitney/Audubon area on Saturday 2/16.  The traditional lion parade will start at 9:30am.  For a complete calendar of events, please go here. 
Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…

“I became a writer once I realized no one liked my stuff.” (Colson Whitehead)


February 7, Thursday 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.

February 15, Friday Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.

Deadline for applications for Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad.

February 27, Wednesday Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the spring term.

March 1, Friday Deadline to apply for Non-Yale Summer Abroad.



To request a transfer from TD to another residental college, you must submit an application that can be accessed via this link:


Would you like to learn the skills of a top-tier strategy consultant, while working in service of a client you know and love: Yale University?  If so, we invite you to apply for the Yale University Swensen Fellows in Strategic Analysis program.  Positions are currently available for summer internships of 10 weeks.

The Fellows will work in the Office of Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research, under the direction of Associate Vice President Tim Pavlis, who joined Yale in 2015 after a decade as a strategy consultant (most recently as a Principal at Bain & Company in San Francisco).  The group reports jointly to the Provost, Ben Polak, and the SVP of Operations, Jack Callahan, and benefits from teh support and frequent engagement of President Peter Salovey and other University leaders.  We work on the most complex strategic challenges facing Yale, and help enable University leaders to make decisions that best advance Yale’s mission.  We address a broad spectrum of topics including: defining and measuring excellence, setting priorities, improving performance, and allocating resources across the units that comprise Yale.  We believe the world needs more talented and dedicated analytically-minded leaders, so we envision this group as a training ground for leadership at Yale and beyond.

Desired Profile:

Intellectually curious – You have a passion for delving deeply into challenging questions, and can find something intellectually engaging in virtually any topic

Exceptionally strong quantitative skills – You must love applying logic to problems, and have an inherent comfort with data and logical argument.  While you need not come from a quantitative discipline, you need to have a data-centric approach to framing and answering questions.

Practical and results-oriented – First and foremost you care about solving problems.  You take a hypothesis-driven approach, and are willing to iterate to get to a workable solution.  You are scrappy, willing to hunt down data and develop assumptions where data is scarce.

Attentive to detail – You have the highest standards for your work, and always strive for zero defects, even in in high-pressure situations.  You are able to focus to get even the seemingly mundane details right in the service of the larger goal

Emotionally intelligent – You listen well and understand others’ perspectives.  You understand that communicating effectively requires bringing your audience along with you.

Collaborative and team-oriented – You love solving problems in a team environment,and excel at giving and receiving constructive feedback.  You have a coaching and teaching mindset, and look to develop the  capabilities of those with whom you work.

Committed to and passionate about Yale’s mission and the advancement of higher education

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and transcript to Naureen Rashid at  Application deadline February 15; offers extended by March 8.


The Reading Resilience Project is an initiative to amplify underrepresented voices in library collections. Yale students are encouraged to recommend works by and about people of color, the result of which is an ever-growing crowd-sourced list of books. RRP books will be put on display in Bass Library for the month of February, and you can preview the full book list at: To submit a book (or other creative work), use this form:  

Yale University Library Research Guides: The Reading Resilience Project: Home

Yale University Library Research Guides: The Reading Resilience Project: Home


Cultural Connections is one of the pre-orientation programs at Yale. Cultural Connections brings in together students of all backgrounds and cultures and empowers participants with a community, knowledge of resources, and early conversations centered around the salient identities of students. This summer, the program will welcome students from the Class of 2022 from August 17-22. Rising sophomores and juniors are welcome to apply. While previous experience is valued, it is not an exclusionary factor. We are looking to recruit a pool of candidates that reflects as many experiences found at Yale as possible. Selected candidates must be able to arrive on campus on August 15th and participate in the entirety of the program and attend Spring training on March 29th from 12-2pm.  Applications are due on February 8th at 5pm (EST).


Yale Summer Session in Quito: Advanced Spanish & Andean Cultures Information Session

Tuesday, February 5, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Romance Languages Lounge (82-90 Wall Street)


Yale Summer Session in Quito: Intermediate Spanish I & II + Cultures Information Session

Tuesday, February 5, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Romance Languages Lounge (82-90 Wall Street)


Yale Summer Session in Paraty & Rio Information Session

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Wall Street Pizza (90 Wall Street)


Yale Summer Session in Germany Information Session and Meet & Greet

Thursday, February 7, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

WLH 117


Spanish Department & Tale Summer Session Programs Abroad Information Session

Friday, February 8, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Romance Languages Lounge (82-90 Wall Street)


International Summer Award (ISA) Drop-in Hours

Friday, February 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor


CUPA Information Session

Friday, February 8, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305


London School of Economics (LSE) Summer School Information Session

Monday, February 11, 3:30pm – 4:30 pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 369


International Summer Award (ISA) Information Session

Monday, February 11, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305