The IM season has started and we are currently in First Place!!! We have a strong and creative group of IM secretaries working this season – Jessica Li (Head IM Sect), Angel Mora, and sophomores Ben Scher and Jade Chen are supporting the team remotely! If you haven’t caught their “TD Sports Center” videos, you can check them out on their Instagram @td.ims to stay up to date.
Our “photo of the week” comes from this Saturday night’s event. Many thanks to the TD Buttery and Kitchen aides for organizing a great “Sunnyside Cookout After Dark” event for our first-years. Special thanks to Matt Beard and the TD Dining Hall staff for providing the delicious burgers and hot dogs and sharing their special burger sauce! And also thanks to KC Mills and Sharon Goldbloom of the TD staff for their work and Dr. B for designing the special event t-shirt for our first-years. TD first-years who did not get a shirt can still get one from the TD Packages Storeroom. We still have a bunch of large an extra-large shirts left.
Here are some of our events for these next two weeks:
Tuesday 9/29 7-8pm “Seniors Champagne and Chocolates Virtual Toast” (Zoom Event)
Please sign up here if you would like to offer a toast to your class! If you haven’t yet picked up your gift bag of champagne and chocolates, you can still do so tomorrow (Tuesday 9/29) from 1-5pm. If you are studying remotely, your chocolates are being mailed to you (sorry, can’t send champagne). The zoom link and password has already been sent.
Wednesday 9/30 4:30pm “Restaurants and Food Justice during a Pandemic” a Virtual Tea with Soleil Ho (Zoom Event)
Soleil Ho is the restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and also the co-creator of the award-winning Racist Sandwich podcast. We are excited to talk with her about how the pandemic is changing the American restaurant industry and what will be left of the food world once it is over. We will send out the Zoom link (with password) on Tuesday. We will be handing out gourmet popcorn – caramel, birthday cake, and curry – from the TD Packages Room ahead of the tea from 3:45-4:15pm.
Thursday 10/1 8pm TD Sophomores Town Hall Zoom
Looking forward to our Sophomore Zoom and catching up with each of you! In the meantime, check out the great work IM secretaries Jade Chen and Ben Scher are doing to rally our first-years to Tyng Cup victory with their tag team “TD Sports Center” production!
Sunday 10/4 3pm TD Ice Cream Cart Social (TD Courtyard)
Our wonderful Public Health Team will be hosting an ice cream cart social! Forecast for mostly sunny with highs of around 65!
Wednesday 10/7 4:30pm Virtual Tea with Shawn Levy TD 89’ (TD Zoom)
You have no doubt seen Shawn Levy’s amazing body of work – Night at the Museum series, Stranger Things, The Arrival, and many, many more. A dedicated TD alum he is excited to be back to talk about his latest project, Free Guy, and the future of film. We will be sending out a Zoom link with password closer to the event.
“…the unfolding of the unforeseen was everything. Turned wrong way round, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as ‘History,’ harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic.” (Philip Roth, The Plot Against America)
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||Deadline to apply for spring 2021 Term Abroad. See Special Arrangements.
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||Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
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Truman Scholarship Information Session and Q&A with Previous Winners
Tuesday, September 29, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Zoom Link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/99032409475
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations Information Session
Tuesday, September 29, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Summer STEM Fellowship Opportunities Information Session with Dean Sandy Chang
Wednesday, September 30, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/7633610477
Summer STEM Fellowship Opportunities Information Session with Dr. Alexia Belperron
Friday, October 2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/7633610477
Information Session - Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships (2 of 4)
Tuesday, October 6, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Zoom Link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/96686997939
Barry Goldwater Scholarship: Hear from Recent Winners
Wednesday, October 7, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Zoom Link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/98198216598?from=msft
First steps with Python
September 29 @ 10 AM EST | Register: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6967775
This online workshop is a first introduction to Python 3.7. It will ensure that participants are able to execute Python commands on their own laptops, then acquaint them with the basics of the language. We will focus on using Python for general computing and for automating tasks.
Essential Library Research Skills
September 30 @ 3 PM EST | Register: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6986607
Meet with a librarian online for 30-minutes to learn how to discover resources at Yale Library. This session is for Yale students interested in learning how to discover material for coursework or personal use.
Virtual Photobook Club: Meredith Miller
October 2 @ 2 PM EST | Register: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6893523
The Virtual Photobook Club is an event series focused on all things photobooks. Meredith Miller is a Yale alum and senior photographer for Yale’s Beinecke Library. She has published a photobook based on her collection photography work at Yale.
Boola Moola! Questions about budgeting, saving, investing and taxes? Need rules of thumb? For a pair of 7pm Monday/Wednesday informal chats (choose dates from 3 identical/repeat pairs of sessions), join Branford Resident Fellow Steve Blum and his fellow alumnus John Caserta ‘01 for Financial Life After Yale. Started 7 years ago, >170 of these sessions have attracted almost 4,000 Yalies. Want to attend? Register here: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6L4TuntGXbSRoDb
We offer each identical pair of sessions monthly on a Monday and the following Wednesday. Mondays (identical/repeat sessions on October 5 and November 2 and November 30): personal budgets, money-related rules of thumb, 401ks and IRAs. Wednesdays (identical/repeat sessions on October 7 and November 4 and December 2: investing and taxes. Each session is limited to no more than 40 students