Notes and News - Week of January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Notes and News – Week of 1/14/2019
HL’s Pieces
Dear Red Lions,
Happy New Year and welcome back to the TD courtyard!!!
Speaking of the courtyard, our “photo of the week” is from TD senior and Froco Kaitlin Cardon and was taken back in September.  It features our wonderful first years “having a little study session in the courtyard.”  So it maybe cold outside, but this photo will hopefully energize us to dive into the new spring 2019 semester!
We have a lot of great events coming up in the next few weeks!  First, please put on your calendars our spring TD Spring Community Night will be on Tuesday January 29th from 8:30-10:30pm.  We will send out information for sign-ups soon so keep an eye out!
TD First Years should have received a note from Dean Mahurin inviting you to participate in Fireside Chats at the TD house.  Dean Mahurin and I have picked two dates – either Tuesday 1/22 or Monday 1/28 – and the sessions will take place at 7pm, 8pm, or 9pm. Click here for the link to the Doodle form if you still need to sign up.
TD sophomores and juniors I am looking for volunteers to serve on separate committees to plan the Sophomore dinner and a Junior event for the spring.  If you are interested, please email me at
Looking ahead to February… TD is sponsoring 20 TDers to participate in the IRIS Run for Refugees 5K on Sunday 2/3 at 10am starting at Wilbur Cross High School in the East Rock neighborhood.   Race proceeds go to support the wonderful work of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) throughout the greater New Haven area.  If you are interested, please go to the registration site and enter coupon code “TDYALE” to have your entrance fee waived.  Register at this link.
It’s not too early to start thinking about this summer!  Richter Fellowship applications are now live on the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships database.  In addition to the Richter, TD also has the Bergin and Chubb fellowships.  Please go to the grants website and type in “Timothy Dwight” to search for all of our fellowship applications.  If you would like to talk out your summer plans and funding applications, please come to my TD office hours.  This semester, I will hold my TD office hours on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm.  Please email Karen McGovern at to make an appointment.  Look forward to talking with you!
Here are the important events for this week:
Wednesday 1/16 6-7:30pm Senior Sushi Night (TD House)

Calling all TD seniors!  Kickoff your last semester at Yale with a wonderful sushi dinner courtesy of the expert sushi chefs from Sono Bana restaurant.  They will be back in the house rolling their special creations!  No rsvp needed!
Thursday 1/17 TD Dumpling Night (TD Buttery)
Our once a year event – when my amazing parents work with the TD Buttery team to make homemade dumplings – is back!  There will be pork and veggie dumplings again this year.  Don’t blink and don’t be late or else you will miss out!
And we have even more important dates and events for the following week:
Sunday 1/20 4:30-6pm TD Community Orchestra Rehearsal (TD House)
A new semester of the TD Orchestra begins!  We’re coming off a terrific winter concert of Beethoven’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and would love to have more players join us.  Feel free to invite a friend from another college if you like.  If you’re interested, please email our wonderful conductor, Sarah Fox, at
Monday 1/21 4pm Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Deadline

CPA applications are available online!  If you are planning to submit a CPA proposal for the spring 2019 semester, please make sure you submit your application by the 4pm deadline.  The application site will be locked after that.  Please note anyone interested in applying should send me an email at to make an appointment to discuss the proposal.
Tuesday 1/22 or Monday 1/28 First-Years Fireside Chats (TD House)
All first-years must sign up and attend a Fireside Chat on either evening – 1/22 or 1/28.  If you haven’t already reserved your spot, please go to this link.
Friday 1/25 TD Knitting Circle (TD Common Room)

Calling all knitters (and crocheters) or anyone interested in learning to knit! Come work on your project with other TDers!  We will be having a knitting circle aimed at beginners on Friday, January 25th. Please fill out this form if you’re interested in joining us. If you don’t have a project yet, we will also be making a trip to Knit New Haven to buy some yarn, so fill out the form to schedule that.  Needles, hot chocolate, and cookies will be supplied. For any questions, please email
Please don’t forget that Friday 1/18 will be following Monday’s class schedule because of MLK day on Monday 1/21.  Yale’s businesses offices – including TD’s offices –will be closed on MLK day so make sure to plan accordingly!
Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…

“The world may be mean, but people don’t have to be, not if they refuse.”

(Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad)


January 18, Friday: Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.

January 21, Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day; classes do not meet; dean’s office is closed.

January 23, Wednesday: Final course schedules due for the Class of 2022.

January 24, Thursday: Final course schedules due for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

January 25, Friday: Examinations end, 5:30pm; winter recess begins.  Deadline for all term papers and term projects.  This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete issued by your residential college dean (me again!).

January 28, Monday: Final deadline to apply for a spring-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.





Mellon Mays and Edward Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowships

Info session Thursday, 1/17, from 6:00-7:00pm; 55 Whitney Avenue Room 220.  Dinner will be served!

The Mellon Mays program aims to reduce over time the serious underrepresentation of individuals from certain minority groups at the faculty level, as well as to address

the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. The program serves the related goals of structuring campus environments so that they will become more conducive to improved racial and ethnic relations, and of providing role models for all youth.

The Edward A. Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Program welcomes all fields of study. Candidates may apply without regard to nationality or citizenship status.

Both of these fellowships allow students to work on paid research projects during the academic year, and to pursue fulltime research during the summers between sophomore and junior years, and between junior and senior years. The Mellon Mays program also allows students to decrease their undergraduate and graduate educational loan obligations.


International Summer Award (ISA) Information Session

Thursday, January 17, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Office of International Students & Scholars, 421 Temple Street


Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Q&A

Friday, January 18, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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


Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

CTL, 301 York Street, M104A


Writing an Effective Fellowship Proposal Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

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





January 16 - Davis Projects for Peace Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

January 17 - Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Campus Deadline |Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, and Juniors

January 18 - National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - NIST SURF Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

January 18 - Beinecke Scholarship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors

January 25 - Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni

January 31 - Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program National Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores

February 1 - Henry Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors

February 5 - Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors & Seniors

February 13 - Udall Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors

February 13 - Fox International Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Graduate Students

February 14 - CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors

February 15 - Woodbridge Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors

February 26 - South Asian Language Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible:First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students

February 28 - CIPE Summer Research Fellowship Common Application Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors



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