Notes and News - Week of November 18, 2019

November 19, 2019
Dear Red Lions,
Until we get to the Big Game, TD is clearly in the throes of our own competition – TD Assassins!  I received a number of great entries for “photo of the week” from Nikita Raheja ‘20, Seyade Tadele ‘21, and Raquel Sequeira ‘21 showing our contestants – pre-purge—that include last night’s very successful Dumpling Night!   Many thanks to the amazing Buttery team effort led by Allie Olson ‘21 and Michael Ai ‘20 and, of course, my mom for making and selling 550+ dumplings.  Every year we increase the number, and we somehow still sell out after 45 minutes!!! 


Best of luck to the surviving teams!  We can’t wait to see what the next purge day brings!

Here are our events for the rest of the week:

Tuesday 11/19 5:30pm TD Senior Mellon Forum (TD House)

Our second and last Senior Mellon Forum of the 2019 year!  Please note we go back to a 5:30pm start time for dinner with presentations starting at 5:45pm.  We will resume with our presentations schedule in the spring 2020 semester!

Wednesday 11/20 7:30pm Open Evening Rehearsal with Yale Philharmonia (Woolsey Hall)


Wednesday 11/20 TD Last day for TD Clothing Swap (Outside of Multipurpose Room)

Last week of our clothing swap!  Bring your own clothes to donate, and then take whatever you like.  There will also be a donation bin in the TD Common Room.  The Sustainability Liaisons will make sure that clothing and any other items not taken by anyone by Wed 11/20 will be donated to a local organization.  Any questions, please email or 


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




Invisible Fish

Joy Harjo

Invisible fish swim this ghost ocean now described by waves of sand, by water-worn rock. Soon the fish will learn to walk. Then humans will come ashore and paint dreams on the dying stone. Then later, much later, the ocean floor will be punctuated by Chevy trucks, carrying the dreamers’ descendants, who are going to the store.


November 23, Sunday


November recess begins, 9 p.m.

November 30, Sunday


Last day to relinquish on-campus housing for the spring term without charge. See Undergraduate Regulations.


Eligible students include Yale College first-years, sophomores, and juniors on Yale financial aid seeking an unpaid or underfunded ($1,500 or less) U.S. summer opportunity with one of the following: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit including non-profit Universities; a government entity including public Universities; a non-governmental organization (NGO); an Arts Apprenticeship; or a Science, Laboratory, or Other Research Opportunity. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply here.


1st Gen Yale Alumni Group Mixer Dinner

Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Afro-American Cultural Center

Meet first-gen alumni from across the professions in an informal networking event. Enjoy dinner and casual conversation with peers and first-gen alumni allies.

Meet with an FGLI Ambassador

Do you have specific questions about some of the initiatives or resources we offer? Do you have any questions about your professor’s office hours? Are you from the West Coast and want to know more about Winter in New Haven? Then visit our team of ambassadors during their office hours! We are located at the front desk of 55 Whitney Avenue, 2nd floor.


Career Clothes Closet

In partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center, the Community Initiative has developed the Career Closet, a source of professional clothing for students that need professional attire for interviews, receptions, and all other formal events. Students can check out multiple items of clothing for 2 weeks, all free of charge.



Siena Summer Program 2020 Information Session

Monday, November 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pmRomance Languages Lounge, 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd Floor

Romance Languages Lounge, 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd Floor


German Summer Program 2020 Information Session

Monday, November 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

WLH 117

The Summer Institute of Hispanic Studies (SIHS) Information Session

Friday, November 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305



November 19, 8:00pm EST - Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program National Deadline | Eligible: First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

November 21, 1:00pm EST - Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors

December 1 - Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships; Contact the" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">New Haven Rotary Foundation Chair with application questions | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni 

December 6, Noon Beijing Time - The Yenching Academy of Peking University Scholarship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates

December 13, 1:00pm EST - Richard U. Light Fellowship Late Fall Competition Deadline to start an application in the Student Grants Database (SGDB)| Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students (Note: Attending an info session is required)

January 3, 4:00pm EST - SALAM 2020: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program National Deadline |Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, and Juniors

January 8, 1:00pm EST - Richard U. Light Fellowship Late Fall Competition Deadline to submit recommendation requests

January 13, 1:00pm EST - National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - NIST SURF Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

January 15, 1:00pm EST - Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for Language Study Campus Deadline |Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, and Juniors

January 15, 1:00pm EST - Davis Projects for Peace Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

January 15, 1:00pm EST - Beinecke Scholarship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors