TD Notes and News – Week of 10-23-2023

October 24, 2023


WEEK OF 10/23/2023


Dear Red Lions,

Welcome back from break!  I hope everyone had a chance to get some rest and catch up on sleep and work.  We have a few busy weeks ahead until Thanksgiving so please pace yourselves!

Our “photo of the week” comes from Dean Mahurin who had a great visit with Foye Oluokun TD ’17 when he stopped by to cheer on the Bulldogs against Penn on Saturday.  Foye started his professional football career in 2018 with the Atlanta Falcons and in 2022 signed as a unrestricted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars and is earning accolades for his tackling prowess!

Speaking of football, it’s time for our TD Tailgate brunch this coming Saturday!   See below for more details!

Here are some more important TD events and dates for the next two weeks:

Wednesday October 10/25 to Sunday 10/29 TD Night at Escape New Haven

Hopefully you all saw my note last night that we are once again partnering with our favorite local escape artists – Escape New Haven!  We’ve been able to make all four of their escape rooms – Crypt, Moonrise, Double Cross, and Game Show –  available.  As predicted, slots are almost all gone.  To see what is still available, please go to the registration form.  If you are able to get together a giant group of 7-8, I say go for the werewolf-themed Moonrise game!

Friday October 27th 3:30-5:30pm TD Pumpkin Carving (TD Upper Courtyard)

Time to unleash your creative pumpkin carving skills!  We will have pumpkins of all sizes for carving … or painting!  Once you are done, we ask that you display your pumpkins in the courtyard.  We’ll provide battery-operated candles to light them up.  All tools and pumpkins provided!  We’ll also have assorted cupcakes from Sugar Bakery – Halloween Party Time, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Raspberry Trifle, and Black Forest.  Vegan and gluten-free options will be available as well.  We will also have apple cider donuts to keep you fueled!  

Saturday October 28th Brunch Service TD Football Tailgate Brunch (TD Dining Hall)

Our last home game before “the Game”!  This Saturday the Bulldogs will be playing Columbia!  To ramp up our spirit, we are throwing our traditional TD Football tailgate featuring a fall seasonal menu – just perfect for game day!  Family dinner protocol will be in effect so brunch will be closed to transfers and all off-campus TDers dine for free.  Make sure you have your TD sticker!  If not, stop by the TD office to get one.  

Tuesday October 31st 6pm Mott & SAC Costume Contest (TD Dining Hall)

Come out for our first ever Mott & SAC Halloween Costume Contest!  To participate, just come to the dining hall dressed in your costume and be prepared to have fun!  Winners will be awarded with the much-coveted TD merch!

Thursday November 2nd 7:30pm “Mariachi Herencia de México” (Shubert Theater)

TD has ten tickets for this much celebrated show by Latin-GRAMMY nominee Mariachi Herencia de México!  The group has been praised for honoring Mariachi’s famed past as well as taking it into new directions.  To enter the lottery please go to this Google Form. The form will close this Sunday at 12pm.  Winners will be notified by Monday 10/30.  

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



“You didn’t always need to be the dazzler, the firecracker, the one who cracked everyone up, or made everyone want to sleep with you, or be the one who wrote and starred in the play that got the standing ovation.  You could cease to be obsessed with the idea of being interesting.  Anyway, she knew, the definition could change; it had changed, for her.” (Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings)


Oct. 27



Oct. 27


Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript.

Oct. 27


Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course.

Oct. 27


Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition.



Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Mon, Oct. 23, 8-9pm, Online Event 
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and build mentoring relationships with Yale faculty, teaching fellows and staff.
STEM Navigators & Yale OCS: How to Network in STEM
Tue, Oct. 24, 4-5pm, Poorvu CTL 120C
How do I network? The skills and knowledge you need to make important connections for your academic and career pursuits are untaught in classrooms. Come to this workshop for information and direct feedback and practice on how to network!
Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Tue, Oct. 24, 4-5pm, Poorvu CTL M104A
Feeling overwhelmed by piles of reading? Learn some essential strategies to make the most of your limited reading time. Have less stress and create more free time!
Organize Your Time
Tue, Oct. 24, 8-9pm, Online
When is the last time you asked yourself “How am I going to get all of this done??” You are not alone! This interactive workshop offers evidence-based strategies and the opportunity to start figuring out what will work best for YOU: you will not only to learn about ways to make the most out of your time, but also do some actual work toward your own scheduling and planning needs.
Procrastination: How to Work Through It
Wed, Oct. 25, 4-5pm, Poorvu CTL M104A
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.
STEM Navigators: MYTHBUSTIN’ Medical School
Thur, Oct. 26, 4-5pm, Poorvu CTL 120C
What are the common myths and misconceptions about medical school and medical careers? Come hear from Yale’s Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising to know what to believe/not believe about those ~ spooky ~ tales - all while snacking on some Halloween treats!
The Psychology of Time Management
Thur, Oct. 26, 4-5pm, Poorvu CTL M104A
Ever wondered why it can be hard to manage your time–even when you have already learned the experts’ tips and tricks? Come to this workshop to find out why! You will learn about some of the major cognitive obstacles to organizing your time and take away a set of mental tools for increasing your awareness of these common thought processes so that they can be prevented or interrupted.
Imagining Your Summer
Thur, Oct. 26, 7-8pm, Poorvu CTL 120B
Interested in summer study abroad, fellowships, or internships, but don’t know how to get started? Hear from students who have done these things to help you identify some possible summer opportunities. You will leave with a clearer idea of what is possible and the resources you can access to make your vision happen. Now is the perfect time to start planning!


LATTE WITH A LIBRARIAN | Thain Café, Bass Library

·    Tuesday, October 24 from 12:30 – 2pm | More info:

Meet with a librarian for a drop-in research consultation. Any student who asks a library or research-related question will receive a FREE Yale Library mug.

·    Tuesday, October 24 at 2:00pm | More info:

Take one and make one! De-stress by learning how to hand-press buttons using images from discarded book jackets. Make a few to share with others, take one for yourself.

·    Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00pm | Register:

·    Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm | Register:

Are you ready to find articles thoroughly and efficiently - without relying on Google Scholar while also avoiding pesky paywalls? In 30-minutes, learn strategies to find the best possible scholarly sources from Yale Library’s databases, including Quicksearch Articles+ and subject-specific databases.

·    Thursday, October 26 at 10:30am | Register:

Learn how to conduct a literature review for your research papers, independent projects, and fellowship applications. In this 45-minute workshop, students will learn: why a literature review is important, how to conduct a literature review, and ways to evaluate and synthesize your sources.

·    Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm | Register:

Join us for 30 minutes to learn about Zotero, free software to help you manage your research.