TD Notes and News – Week of 11/28/22

November 28, 2022

WEEK OF 11/28/22


Dear Red Lions,

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a great break whether relaxing or feasting.  Speaking of which our “photo of the week” comes from Iris Yang ‘24, TD Photography Aide, who took this great picture of TDers enjoying the Harvest Dinner the Thursday before break. 

For more photos please go to this folder where you will see many more of the Harvest dinner!

Speaking of the TD Dining Hall, I am writing to share the exciting news that Samantha Moore has changed positions and is now our new Operations Manager for the college!!!   So many of you will now be seeing Samantha throughout TD and out of her chef’s uniform! 

I am delighted to announce that Ellen Habelow has stepped into the position of Interim General Manager for our Dining Hall.  Since joining us this August, Ellen has become an indispensable part of TD in making us feel at home in the Dining Hall.  The DH could not be in better hands!!!  We also welcome Kristin Elliot who is stepping in as the guest experience manager.  

I hope many of you enjoyed the big Yale victory over Harvard!  Special congratulations are in order to our four Red Lions who were awarded all-Ivy honors: Nick Gargiulo TD ‘23, Wande Owens TD ‘24, Joshua Pitsenberger TD ‘26, and Cubby Schuller TD ‘23!  The team also elected Wande Owens to be their new captain… way to go Wande!!!

Here are some wonderful events for the next two weeks:

Monday 11/28 5:30pm First TD Senior Mellon Forum (TD House)

Our second and last Mellon Forum of the fall semester will feature Bennett Hall, Kinsale Drake Hueston, and Alisia Pan.  Dinner begins at 5:30pm and presentations will start promptly at 6pm.  

Friday 12/2 3-5pm Holiday Decorating (TD Common Room)

Join the TD Aides and Staff as we decorate the TD Common Room for the winter holidays!  We will have hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and cookies and more!!!   So come on down for some great holiday cheer with your favorite college staff!

Friday 12/9 8pm “A Soldier’s Play” (Shubert Theater)

TD will be giving out 10 tickets for the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller by Charles Fuller, “A Soldier’s Play”, at the downtown Shubert Theater.  The play centers around the mysterious murder of a Black sergeant on a Louisiana Army base in 1944.  The play stars Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee Norm Lewis alongside an accomplished cast.  We will be sending out a link for students to sign up for the lottery for the tickets. 

Saturday 12/10 TD Holiday Dinner (TD Dining Hall)

Our amazing dining hall staff will be turning out yet another fabulous holiday dinner!  Family dinner protocol will be in effect so only TD students will be invited to this dinner.  Off-campus Lions may eat for free.  If you do not have your TD sticker, please come to the TD office during business hours to get one.  First-year lions, you will get to partake in the “Parade of Comestibles” at Commons.  

We are working on a schedule of study breaks as we wrap up classes and head into reading week and finals.  Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…



Jessica Nelson North

Rain falls, and finds
Nothing indelible.  Rain erases
Footprints of kings and the traces
Of thieves from terrace and walls,
And the bright trail
That the snail leaves when he passes
Through dusty grasses. 


Dec. 2
Registration for spring 2023 closes, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 9
Classes end; reading period begins.
Dec. 9
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.
Dec. 9
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.
Dec. 15
Reading period ends, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 15
Final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 15
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
Dec. 21
Final examinations end, 5:30 p.m.; winter recess begins.
Dec. 21
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.

How to Find Scholarly Articles – multiple dates!

Learn how to find scholarly articles for your research papers, including how to develop effective keywords, how to use Quickseach to find articles and databases, and how to request articles via Interlibrary Loan.
Essential Library Research Skills

A great introduction to navigating Yale Library’s resources – whether you’re new to research or not. In this 30-minute workshop, learn how to find material to use in your courses, research, and for fun!
Latte with a Librarian

Meet with a librarian in Thain Cafe (outside of Bass Library) for a drop-in research consultation. Any student who asks a library or research-related question will receive a FREE Yale Library mug!
Fellowships Info Session at the Acorn

The Silliman Acorn
Tuesday, November 29 | 9:00am - 11:00am 
Register here

Fellowships Info Session at the Acorn
The Silliman Acorn
Tuesday, November 29 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm 
Register here

Summer 2023 Community Organizing Fellowships for Yale Students: Information Session
WLH 309
Wednesday, November 30 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Register here
Richard U. Light Fellowship Info Session #7 (LAST INFORMATION SESSION)
Thursday, December 1 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Zoom link
CIPE Coffee Chats at the Af-Am House
Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park Street
Thursday, December 1 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Imagining Your Summer
In-Person: Poorvu Center, Room 120B 
Thursday, December 1 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Register here
CIPE Lunch and Learn at La Casa Cultural
Latino Cultural Center, 301 Crown Street
Friday, December 2 | 12:00pm noon – 1:00pm
CIPE Lunch and Learn at NACC
NACC Conference Room, 26 High Street
Friday, December 2 | 12:00pm noon – 1:00pm
Yale College Postgrad Fellowships - Info Session #4
Friday, December 2 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Zoom link
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

7-8:15pm ET
Topics will include: 
•          Overview of fundamentals for exploring your professional interests, and strategies for the job and internship search.
•          Steps students can take to increase their chances for success in an environment where there may be fewer jobs and internships.
•          How Yale’s Office of Career Strategies can assist you in your search for internships and full-time jobs.
•          Mistakes to avoid that can serve as a barrier to obtaining an internship. 
To help ensure that this session meets your needs, feel free to submit questions in advance.
- Derek Webster, Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers, Yale Office of Career Strategy
-Jorimel Zaldivar, Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers, Yale Office of Career Strategy here.
- Jun Chen, Consultant, Chartis, Private Equity Advisory 
- Michael Watson, Employee Experience Advisor, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 
Michael Watson ‘81
Vice President, 1stGenYale