Notes and News - Week of September 14, 2020

September 29, 2020
Dear Red Lions,

I am excited to announce that we are starting up our virtual teas so please save the date!  On September 30th we will be hosting Soleil Ho, restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, and Shawn Levy, executive producer and director of Stranger Things, will be talking with us on October 7th.  Stay tuned for more details and how to join in these teas.  

Many thanks to SAC! Co-presidents Maya Kerfoot and Makenzie Birkey put together a great courtyard movie night on Saturday.  If you want to help them plan more fun events for TD, please go to their meeting tonight at 10:23pm!  We are also hoping to find a way for SAC to do in person meeting in the TD courtyard.  In the meanwhile, here is the link:

Meeting ID: 966 5585 1508.     or.
Earlier in the morning, a group of us ran the virtual New Haven Road Race along the Canal Trail.  Excited to see a great group of first-years join in this great city event!

This week’s “photo of the week” is titled “Happy birthday, Samy” and is submitted by Froco Angel Mora.  Samy Santana’s family sent festive eyewear and everyone enjoyed cake in the courtyard! From left to right: Violet Barletta, Lauren Perren, Yingying Zhao, Gabby Montuori, Abigail Maher, Samy Santana (aka birthday boy), Grace Miller (seated), Javi Ascensio, Zion Dayne and Froco Angel Mora.

There is still time to sign-up for TD Community Night set for this Friday night from 9-10pm.  We are trying to do a livestream broadcast in the courtyard but await approval from Yale’s Environmental Health and Safety.  We have a number of live and pre-recorded performances from across all 4 TD classes!  We could definitely use more first-years so don’t be shy!!!  Please go here to sign-up by Wednesday at midnight to perform live or send in a pre-recorded performance.
Here are some important upcoming dates and deadlines:

Monday 9/14 11:59pm Deadline for submitting Creative Performing Arts (CPA) Award 

Last call forCPA applications.  Next cycle will roll around in January 2021.  

Friday 9/18 9pm TD Community Night 

We are looking forward to our wonderful Community Night!  Although we have to adhere to Yale’s public health and safety guidelines and perform on Zoom we know we can definitely turn out a great show as proof from this past spring’s virtual Community Night.  

Saturday 9/26 2-4pm East Rock Hike with TD Graduate Affiliates

Please join our wonderful TD Graduate Affiliates for a late summer/early fall hike up East Rock.  We’ll assemble in the courtyard just before 2pm and head out as a group.   A beautiful part of New Haven, you will get absolutely enjoy the views.  We are also hoping to stop for ice cream or gelato on the way back at Nica’s.

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



At the end, he said, No metaphors! Nothing is like anything else. 
Except he said to me before he said that, Make your hands a 
hammock for me. So there was one.
(Amy Hempel)
Sept. 14 M All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date.
Sept. 14 M Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Sept. 14 M Final deadline to apply for fall-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Deferral, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Sept. 21 M Last day to withdraw from a fall first-half term course without the course appearing on the transcript.
Sept. 24 Th Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Oct. 6 T Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.


Yale’s Office of Strategic Analysis is currently hiring for full-time Swensen fellows and summer interns to begin work in Summer 202`. The Office of Strategic Analysis is Yale’s internal consulting team, and as a Swensen Fellow, interns and recent graduates would work on complex strategic challenges facing Yale and help enable University leaders to make decisions that best advance Yale’s mission. Check out their website at
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to Zeshan Gondal at Round 1 deadline to apply is September 25, and the offices hopes to extend offers by October 23. Round 2 deadline to apply is October 23, and they hope to extend offers by November 20.


The School of Public Health is seeking Yale College students to enroll in its BA-BS/MPH Program ( To help students prepare for the application, they will host an Information Session on Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 P.M. The session will cover the academic requirements, the concentrations of study and the admissions process. Program directors and current students will also be available to answer questions.  Interested students may register here.

Light Fellowships Information Session 2 of 6  
Wednesday, September 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm  
Zoom Link:  

Oxford/Cambridge Funding Information Session  
Thursday, September 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm  
Zoom Link:   

Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Information Session 1 of 4  
Thursday, September 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm  
Zoom Link:   

Goldwater Scholarship Information Session + Q&A with Recent Winners 
Tuesday, September 22, 3:45pm - 4:45pm 
Zoom Link: ttps:// 

Approaching Fellowship Application Deadlines

September 22, 1pm ET - Luce Scholars Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & Graduate Students   
September 22, 11:59pm ET - Schwarzman Scholars Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni   
September 30, 1pm ET - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Competition Deadline Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students   
October 2, 1pm ET - Churchill Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni  
October 13, 5pm ET - Fulbright US Student Grants National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni    
October 14 - Gates Cambridge Round 1 National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni   
October 14, 1pm PT - Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni   
October 14, 11:59pm ET Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program National Deadline |  Eligible: Seniors & Alumni   


Designing Your Career @ Yale Programs: Learn to apply design thinking tools and ideas to: explore your possible career futures, take proactive steps to test your career interests, moving from contemplation to action, and become a part of a growing community of life designers. Design thinking can help you create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of background and identity, or what your interests might be. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


Eight Virtual Industry-Specific Career Fairs/Networking Events during Fall 2020For the list of employers attending and to sign up, visit Yale Career Link (under Events-Career Fairs/Networking Events).  A video with a quick tour of what to expect when you attend a virtual networking event can be found with each event listing. Steps for how to successfully navigate these events can be found under the Career Library, Resources tab of  Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.