TD Notes and News – Week of 2-13-20

February 13, 2023

WEEK OF 2/13/2023


Dear Red Lions,

First, I hope everyone saw the exciting news about our Spring 2023 Chubb Fellowship events featuring CNN News Anchor Anderson Cooper!  More info will be coming after spring break about the events, especially the dinner sign-ups.  So stay tuned…

We had so many entries this week for “photo of the week” that I will have to go with two…

The first is from Jack Thomas TD ’80 (bottom row on the right) who shared this fun reunion pic with his fellow TD alumni from the 1970s and 1980s.  Sophomore Lion, Pranava Dhar, was on hand to display the flag for this photo. 

Our second is from this past Friday’s knitting/crocheting club meet-up featuring Junior Lion Bill Feng learning to knit his first hat from knitting expert, Sophomore Lion Honor Callanan.  We are calling this our IMs secret cross-training regimen to keep our minds sharp and fine-motor skills honed!  The club will meet again in 2 weeks on Friday 2/24.
We had an amazing week hosting Hilary Hahn for her Yale College Artist-in-Residence and look forward to her return the first week of April.  And TDers noted that she is sporting our college merch in her recent posts for her #100daysof practice.  

Here are some important upcoming dates and events for TD: 

Monday 2/13 8:30-11pm TD Valentine’s Day Ice Skating Trip (Ralph Walker Rink)

The lottery results for ice skating have been sent to everyone who registered in the drawing.  Please plan on  meeting the first bus at 8:30pm.  Second bus departs at 9:30pm. 

Tuesday 2/14 5:30-7pm TD Mellon Forum resumes (TD House)

A Valentine’s Day Mellon forum featuring TD seniors Adit Gupta and Juan Diego Casallas Otalora!

Tuesday 2/14 9-10pm Valentine’s Day Chocolate Strawberries (TD Buttery)

The TD Buttery is featuring $1 special on chocolate covered strawberries that will be sure to be a hit.  The TD Buttery is also looking for more paid staff and volunteers.  If you are interested, please contact our TD Buttery Managers at and or come to the special!

Wednesday 2/15 4:30pm Tea with Filmmaker/Writer Curtis Chin (TD House)

Curtis Chin is the co-founder of the Asian American Writer’s Workshop in New York City and award-winning writer for television before transitioning to work on social justice documentaries.  He will be here to screen and talk about his new movie, Dear Corky, focusing on the life and work of legendary New York City Chinatown photographer Corky Lee.  This event is co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) and a post-tea dinner will be organized by the AACC.  If anyone is interested in lunch with Curtis Chin in the TD Dining Hall, please go to this link to register.

Wednesday 2/15 11:59pm Deadline for TD Aides Applications 

Last call for TD Aides applications for the 2023-24 academic year!  Application closes at 11:59pm.  

Monday 2/20 6-7:30pm TD Senior Sushi Night (TD House)

Calling all TD Senior sushi lovers!  We are once again bringing the wonderful sushi chefs from Sono Bana to TD to serve up nigiri and rolls.  An assortment of sake and beer as well as non-alcoholic beverages will also be served up that evening.  So come celebrate your class at our traditional TD Senior Sushi Night!

Thursday 2/23 4pm Tea with Food Entrepreneur, Irene Li (TD House)

Come meet Irene Li, a James Beard nominee and dumpling specialist extraordinaire, who co-founded Mei Mei Dumplings with her siblings after graduating from Cornell University.  She will be talking in the afternoon at 4pm in the TD house and attendees will get to sample her assortment of dumplings, including a vegetarian variety.  From 8-9:30pm she will be hosting a 10-person dumpling workshop in the TD student kitchen.  We will send out the sign-up form later in the week.  

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



The Rites for Cousin Vit
Gwendolyn Brooks
Carried her unprotesting out the door.
Kicked back the casket-stand. But it can’t hold her,
That stuff and satin aiming to enfold her,
The lid’s contrition nor the bolts before.
Oh oh. Too much. Too much. Even now, surmise,
She rises in the sunshine. There she goes,
Back to the bars she knew and the repose
In love-rooms and the things in people’s eye.
Too vital and too squeaking. Must emerge.

Even now she does the snake-hips with a hiss,
Slops the bad wine across her shantung, talks
Of pregnancy, guitars and bridgework, walks
In parks or alleys, comes haply on the verge
Of happiness, haply hysterics. Is. 

Mar. 1
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term.
Mar. 1
Last day to convert from a letter grade to Cr/D/F option for a course offered in the first half of the spring term.
Mar. 2
Courses offered in the second half of the spring term begin.
Mar. 7
Deadline to apply for Non-Yale Summer Abroad, 1 p.m.


Interested in becoming a CCE?  The Communication and Consent Educators are a diverse, creative group of undergraduates drawn from across campus to foster a more positive social and sexual climate.  Through workshops, programs, and conversations, they collaborate within their own communities to build a culture of respect and support. They also serve as a resource for students who have experienced or heard about sexual misconduct, providing a peer avenue to SHARE, the UWC, Title IX, and the Yale Police. The CCEs are paid employees of the YCDO, working 5-10 hours per week, with longer hours during training periods in August and January.  There’s no need for prior experience in sexual violence prevention. The prime qualification for being a CCE is the desire to make Yale a better place! For more information, please visit and to express your interest in applying, please follow this link. Once you submit your interest, you’ll be sent the full application in the form of a Word document. The applications are due at 11:59PM on Tuesday, February 21. Email with any questions – we look forward to hearing from you!



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We are now hiring Yale students and alumni to serve as staff for the Residential Life and First-Year Scholars at Yale programs. These positions are ideal opportunities to develop leadership and interpersonal skills as a member of a large team with varied responsibilities. Compensation varies based on position (some positions receive stipends and some positions receive a tuition credit up to 1 course credit), but all positions receive housing and a full meal plan from May 25 to August 6.   
Any currently enrolled Yale student or graduate student in good academic standing or any Yale alum is eligible to apply. Apply soon – the application closes at 4 pm on Friday, February 17.  Job Descriptions and Application

February 15, 1pm CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application
February 22, 1pm CIPE Summer Research Fellowships Common Application
February 28 – Paul Tillman Foundation | Open to active duty service members, veterans, and military spouses
March 1, 1pm Alexander P. Hixon Fellowship for International Students
May 2, 1pm The Summer Experiences Award (SEA)
May 2, 1pm – The International Study Award (ISA)
April 9 – Samvid Scholars
March 9 – Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship | Eligible: Pell Grant recipients
March 9 – Gilman-McCain Scholarship | Eligible: Child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel who receive Title IV federal financial aid
March 22, 4pm – Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship | Eligible: Sophomores interested in public service

If you are requesting housing accommodations for the 2023-2024 academic year, please contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) following the steps below as soon as possible. The deadline for housing accommodation requests is February 15, 2023 (including a completed SAS housing form from your treatment provider). 
Steps to request housing accommodations for next year:
1.       Complete an SAS accommodation request form in the Accommodate system.
2.       Have your current provider that you have been working with this year complete the SAS housing form and return it via email to or secure fax at (203) 432-8250. Be sure to allow enough time for your provider to complete the form by the February 15 deadline.  
3.       Schedule an appointment with SAS.
Please contact SAS with any questions at