TD Notes and News – Week of 4-10-23

April 11, 2023

WEEK OF 4/10/2023


Dear Red Lions,

What an incredible day having Anderson Cooper on campus as our TD Chubb Fellow for the 2023 spring semester!   I hope many of you were able to attend the talk at YUAG.  If not, please know that we will be posting at the Chubb website the video of the talk as well as photos taken during his visit.  

Meanwhile, this week’s “photo of the week” features jazz violinist Scott Tixier who ran a wonderful workshop in the TD house last week.  He spent the week with us as a guest of artist-in-residence Hilary Hahn.

A big thank you to Mott for organizing last week’s Mets game outing and the paintball trip.  For photos of the latter, please go to this link!

Here are some more important deadlines and exciting events coming up for the rest of the week:

Tuesday 4/11 Launch of the Equitable Bikeshare @ Yale program at TD

The TD Sustainability Aides are working with the bikeshare program to bring this new free bike service to our community.  If interested, please visit this link to sign up or email the EB@Y team ( with any questions.

Tuesday 4/11 TD Senior Mellon Forum (TD House)

We are approaching our second to last Mellon Forum of the year!  This session will feature the work of Cleopatra Mavhunga, Katie Painter, Tulsi Patel, and Isabella Zou.  Last week’s will be the last of the year!

Friday 4/14 TD SAC Spring Formal (Place 2 Be, 338 Elm Street, New Haven) 

I believe we are sold out of our 250 tickets for the spring formal.  But it is not too late to request music through this link.

Sunday 4/16 TD Berry Brunch (TD Dining Hall)

With the coming of spring, we know that it is time for one of our most beloved TD traditions – Berry Brunch!!!  An incredible menu awaits featuring berries galore.  All TDers are welcome.  Family dinner protocol will be in effect so all Off-campus TDers will get to dine for free.  Students observing Ramadan may pack up food to go.

Week of 4/17 “Take Your Professor Out to Dinner Week” 

We are once again running this event for anyone who did not get a chance to invite a professor to dinner last time.  Again, one invitation per student.  

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



 “One of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary nothwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before.” (Joan Didion)


Apr. 17
Registration for fall 2023 opens for the Class of 2024.
Apr. 18
Registration opens for fall 2023 for the Class of 2025, visiting students, Eli Whitney students (without a class year).
Apr. 19
Registration opens for fall 2023 for the Class of 2026.
Apr. 28
Classes end; reading period begins.
Apr. 28
Last day to convert from a letter grade to Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.
Apr. 28
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.
Apr. 28
  Registration closes for all students.

Language Tasting, Friday, April 14, 3-5 pm with 5 pm dinner at the Center for Language Study.
During the event, students will be able to participate in microlessons in a wide range of languages, many of which are not taught widely but are accessible through the Center for Language Study.
The goal of this Yale community-wide event is to encourage students to think of learning a new language as more than meeting a requirement—it’s about cultivating an appreciation of language and culture and learning together in community. Language classes are one of the places at Yale where students feel most connected to their classmates across differences in identity and experience as students share the common struggle of being new at something.
Have questions? Contact Lynda Paul, Academic Strategies Assistant Director:
Revitalize Your Semester: Midterm Edition
Tuesday, April 11, 4-5 pm in Poorvu CTL M104A
Want to refresh your approaches to your academic work? Our mentors will lead you through a series of activities to help you identify your current strengths and develop new strategies for meeting the new challenges presented by your current semester’s courses.
The Psychology of Time Management 
Tuesday, April 11, 7-8 pn, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Come to this workshop to 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. 
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations 
Tuesday, April 11, 8-9 pm, Online 
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and build mentoring relationship with Yale faculty, teaching fellows, and staff. 
Public Speaking
Wednesday, April 12, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A
Professors are increasingly asking students to engage in public speaking, from leading class discussion to more formal presentations. This workshop suggests preparation and performance strategies to help you do your best.
Managing a Heavy Reading Load  
Wednesday, April 12, 7-8 pm, 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!  
Exam Study Strategies 
Thursday, April 13, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams. 
Organize Your Time!  
Thursday, April 13, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A  
In this interactive session, students will create a weekly routine to help them manage their time and get their academic work done.  
Strategies for Intro Econ
Thursday, April 13, 8-9 pm. Online
Learn strategies for efficiently working on intro econ problem sets and key strategies for studying for exams.
STEM Navigators Study Hall 
Sunday, April 16, 2-5 pm, Poorvu CTL 120A 
Come complete your p-sets, study, and meet your peers in your STEM courses. Snacks and peer mentors are here to help you with any questions about majors, summer opportunities, or classes to take in the future.



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