Notes and News – Week of 3/25/19
Dear Red Lions,
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good spring break and is ready to finish out this semester strong!
Our “photo of the week” is titled “Dinner with the Simon Family”!
Many thanks to Justin and Tricia Simon for hosting a delicious chili night in their apartment before leaving for Jacksonville, Florida for the big game against LSU! As you can see, TDers were in full support of our team as we hosted a March Madness viewing party with pizza in the TD Buttery. Congratulations on a great season!!!
I received a number of great photos and emails over spring break featuring TDers doing a range of activities from traveling to organizing. Felix Morara ’22 wrote to announce that he worked with the Yale African Students Association (YASA) to organize a candlelight vigil for this Wednesday 3/27 in the wake of many recent tragic events across the continent. Yasmin Almandeen ’21 and Clayton Land ’22 have organized a “Night of Solidarity with Yemen” in Battell Chapel for 3/30 from 7-9pm.
Last chance to sign up for the Chubb dinner with Michelle Kwan! The lottery closes tonight at midnight. We will announce the results this Wednesday morning.
Please don’t forget that our TD summer fellowship applications are quickly due. The Richter Fellowship is due this Wednesday 3/27 and the Bergin Fellowship is due this Friday 3/29. To access these applications and others, please go to the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships database.
If you are still looking for summer opportunities, please note that Yale’s Peabody Museum is excited to offer summer internships for Yale undergraduates. For more information, please go to this link. The application deadline is today but they will accept applications on a rolling basis so definitely get your application in this week if you are interested!
Here are our events for this week:
Friday 3/29 12-1:30pm Behind the Scenes Architecture Tour of the British Art Center (George Knight Architecture and BAC)
Last call for the Friday 3/29 12-1:30pm Behind the Scenes Architecture Tour of the British Art Center with TD Fellow and architect, George Knight. The tour will start with a quick lunch at George Knight’s architecture firm at 1140 Chapel Street (above Booktrader Cafe) and then the group will proceed to the BAC for the tour. Please go to this link to sign-up.
Friday 3/29 1:30pm “Meet the TD Dining Hall Managers” (Thompson Room)
We are holding a mini-town hall meeting with Sammy Feliciano, one of our two TD Dining Hall Managers. He would love to hear more about your favorite dining hall menus and what you’d like to see more in the food offerings. So this is your chance to tell us what you’d like to see on our upcoming menus!
Next week, we are turning our attention to hosting Michelle Kwan for the Chubb lecture at the Yale Law School at 4:30pm. Doors open at 4:10pm so hope to see many of you there!
Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…
“Kids use words in ways that release hidden meanings, revel the history buried in sounds. They haven’t forgotten that words can be more than signs, that words have magic, the power to be things, to point to themselves and materialize. With their back-formations, archaisms, their tendency to play the music in words–rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition–children peel the skin from language. Words become incantatory. Open Sesame. Abracadabra. Perhaps a child will remember the word and will bring the walls tumbling down.” (John Edgar Wideman)
UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES
March 27, Wednesday TD Open House, 7:00-9:00pm. Leave your rooms open (good excuse for spring cleaning!) so folks can wander through thinking about next year.
March 29, Friday Deadline to declare intended on-campus housing groups in Vesta. Each group has one “leader,” who will invite each member of the suite to join through the system.
April 1, Monday Deadline to apply for a fall 2019 Term Abroad or a 2019-20 Year Abroad.
April 5, Friday Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the spring term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades. Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the second half of the spring term. See Grades.
Tuesday, March 26, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Friday, March 29, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Friday, March 29, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES
March 29, 1PM - MacMillan Center Summer Fellowships for Language Study Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, & Graduate Students
March 29, 1PM - Global Health: Yale Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP) Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students [Contact Alyssa Parpia (email@example.com) for details]
March 29, 1PM - Innovative Health Yale: Internships in Social Entrepreneurship Award Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors & Graduate Students
March 29 - The European Forum Alpbach (EFA) Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
March 31 - Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship National Deadline
April 5, 5PM - Freeman Asia Summer 2019 National Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors
April 5, 4PM - President’s Public Service Fellowship Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors
ACADEMIC STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS
All workshops are held in the Poorvu Center (the new name for the CTL). Room M104A is located on the Poorvu Center’s Writing Center mezzanine, just up the stairs near the 301 York St. entrance to Sterling Library.
Fresh Start: Midterm edition
Want to refresh your approaches to your academic work? Our mentors will lead you through a series of activities to help you identify your current strengths and develop new strategies for meeting the new challenges presented by your current semester’s courses.
Procrastination: How to Work Through It
We all procrastinate. When your procrastination habits get in the way of your goals, however, it’s time for a change. This workshop offers strategies for identifying the sources of procrastination and pursuing productive habits that can get you back on track.
Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to an active and balanced academic life.
Planning and Research Strategies for Undergraduate Term Papers (w/Kelly Blanchat)
Have an assignment that requires research? Want to extend your research skills beyond Google Scholar and JSTOR? This workshop offers guidance on approaching research topics, developing a work timeline, and using Yale libraries and other resources to create strong research-based projects.