TD Notes and News – Week of 9/19/22

September 19, 2022
TIMOTHY DWIGHT NOTES & NEWS

WEEK OF 9/19/22

HL’S PIECES

 
 
Dear Red Lions,

Our “photo of the week” comes from Matthew Merritt TD’24/25 (center) who is studying at Edinburgh this year.  He submitted a picture taken at the special send off dinner with his TD buddies last weekend before he left the U.S.  We wish him great success and look forward to his return to the courtyard!
 

I also wanted to share this photograph of the Thompson family who visited us yesterday ahead of the memorial service in honor of Professor Robert Farris Thompson at Battell Chapel.  Clark Thompson (far right) and Alicia Thompson (center) grew up in the TD House when their father, “Master T”, ran the college.
 

Speaking of “T” he would be tickled to hear that IMs is off to a blistering start!  We finished the first week at 5-1 with fantastic turn out and game play from all.  So if you have not yet gone out to play or support our stout-hearted Red Lions, please do so!  You can also follow our battle for the Tyng Cup at the TD IMs Instagram account. 

Thank you to all our intrepid performers for our Fall 2022 TD Community Night!  I especially want to thank our first-year lions – Anton Melnychuk, Aaron Custodio, Victoria Zapata Quintero, Amanda Cao, and Jack Rodriquez-Vars – for bravely stepping onto the TD stage and sharing their music with us!  Can’t wait for our Spring 2023 Community Night when we get to do it all over again.  Here are some pictures from the evening, please go to this folder to see more taken by our TD Photography Aide, Iris Yang.
 

Many thanks to our Recording Studio, Student Kitchen, and Art Studio Aides for their Open Houses this past week!  If you missed it, don’t worry.  Our aides will be holding regular drop-in office hours for the semester:

Recording Studio
Thursdays 2pm - 4pm: Eric, eric.jimenez@yale.edu 
Fridays 4pm - 6pm: Gabby, gabby.montuori@yale.edu

Art Studio
Mondays 7-9pm: Alex, alex.yu@yale.edu
Thursdays 7-9pm: Naomi, naomi.sellers@yale.edu

The Student Kitchen trainings are by appointment.  Please contact sarah.skoler@yale.eduand grace.macdonald@yale.edu.

Speaking of spaces, we will be rolling out a new reservations system for all our TD spaces.  Please go to the TD website and the “spaces” tab to make your reservations.We aim to have the system up and running this Wednesday!

TD is sponsoring 20 spots for this year’s virtual Anda! 5K Run/Walk to take place on Sunday October 16th.  So sign-up with your TD friends and get out there for a great cause.  All proceeds go straight to patient care in New Haven.  Please go here to register and use code “TimDwight22” to have your entry sponsored by TD.  Please remember this is for TD students only so please do not share this code. 

After a super busy start to our semester, the TD staff is going to take a quick break from programs.  They will be preparing for a busy first week of October with our first TD tea of the year, featuring April Koh TD ’16, founder and CEO of Spring Health.  And we look forward to welcoming your families for Family Weekend.

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

Monday 9/19 10:23pm SAC Meeting (TD Common Room) 

Many thanks to SAC for putting together the Coco screening last Thursday night.  If you enjoyed that event, come out and join SAC.  Help them plan more wonderful events for the TD Community like our TD formal and more.

Sunday 9/25 10pm TD Buttery Grand Opening (TD Buttery)

After their acclaimed soft opening this Sunday, our Buttery Managers, Jack Denning and Anna Tredway, are ready for the full reopening of the TD Buttery.  They will resume their service, Sunday through Thursday evenings.  

Tuesday 9/28 Senior Mellon Forum Pizza/beer Information Kickoff (Location TBA)

We are doing a pizza information session for TD senior lions who are interested in applying for Mellon senior thesis funding and presenting at the Senior Mellon Forum this year.  The Mellon Forum is organized by our wonderful Mellon Coordinators Alex Werrell TD ’13 and Devin Lau TD ’09 and feature presentations from TD seniors working on their thesis or independent research projects in all fields and majors.  I can say without a doubt it’s one of the best senior events and we have great food as well!  Please note that all 2022 senior lions who received a Richter are required to present.  Tuesday’s info session will feature pizza from one of the classic Wooster Square establishments and beer and water will be provided.   

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

Àshe,
HL

***

My Star
Robert Browning

All that I know
Of a certain star,
Is, it can throw
(Like the angled spar)
Now a dart of red,
Now a dart of blue,
Till my friends have said
They would fain see, too,
My star that dartles the red and the blue!
 
Then it stops like a bird; like a flower, hangs furled:
They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
What matter to me if their star is a world?
Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it.

 
DATES AND DEADLINES
 

Sept. 22
 
Th
 
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term without the course appearing on the transcript.
 
Sept. 24
 
S
 
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
 
Oct. 1
 
S
 
Deadline to complete applications for financial aid for the 2023 spring term, for students not enrolled in the 2022 fall term.
 
Oct. 11
 
T
 
Deadline to apply for spring 2023 Term Abroad, 1 p.m.
 
Oct. 14
 
F
 
Last day of courses offered in the first half of the fall term.
 
Oct. 14
 
F
 
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term.
 
Oct. 14
 
F
 
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Cr/D/F option in a course offered in the first half of the fall term.
 

LANGUAGE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
The Yale Center for Language Study is now accepting applications for spring semester study for its Fields Program and its Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program. The deadline for applying to either program for spring semester study is October 1st at 1:00pm. 
The Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program gives students the opportunity to study a language that is not currently taught in a Yale classroom.
The Fields Program gives students the opportunity to pursue advanced-level language study within the context of their academic area of focus (generally in areas other literature if the language is taught at Yale, since advanced coursework in literature would likely be available).
Both are non-credit programs, open to all registered Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional). In each program, students work with a Language Partner—a native speaker of the target language (not a formal instructor)—in two 1-hour sessions for 12 weeks. The sessions aim to develop linguistic and cultural competence through active conversation and practice of what you are studying independently. With a limited number of slots available, a selection committee reviews all applications for their merit and appropriateness, and notifies students of its decisions within four to six weeks after the application deadline.
Details on each program and how to apply can be found at these links:
Directed Independent Language Study (DILS): 
https://cls.yale.edu/dils

Fields Program: 
https://cls.yale.edu/fields

 
SWENSEN FELLOWSHIPS
 
Would you like to learn the skills of a top-tier strategy consultant, while working in service of a client you know and love: Yale University?  If so, we invite you to apply for the Yale University Swensen Fellows in Strategic Analysis program. Positions are currently available for full-time fellowships and summer internships to begin work in Summer 2023. As a Swensen Fellow, you would work on the most complex strategic challenges facing Yale and help enable University leaders to make decisions that best advance Yale’s mission. You would address a broad spectrum of topics including: defining and measuring excellence, setting priorities, improving performance, and allocating scarce resources across the units that comprise Yale.  
  
We’re looking for students who possess exceptionally strong quantitative skills and are intellectually curious, practical and results-oriented, attentive to detail, emotionally intelligent, collaborative and team-oriented, and passionate about Yale’s mission and the advancement of higher education. Interested students can speak with our team during Yale’s virtual Boutique Consulting Networking Event on September 9. 
  
To apply, please visit our website at swensenfellows.yale.edu and submit your application by October 3. 
  

ACADEMIC STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS
 
Exam Study Strategies 
Monday, Sept. 19, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for taking problem-based, short-answer, and essay exams.  
 
Strategic Planning for Your Senior Thesis  
Monday, Sept. 19, 8-9 pm, Online  

Learn how to plan your writing and research, and how to access support resources for your senior thesis. For full-year and 1-semester senior thesis writers.  
 
Essentials for First Years: Strategies for Seminars & Lectures (Choose 1)  
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL 120B  
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL 120B  
In this interactive session, students will learn how seminars and lectures make different demands, and learn how to prepare, participate, note-take, and review notes to help them succeed. 
 
Strategies for Reading Literature 
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Learn how to tackle challenging papers and readings in this workshop, where students will learn best practices for approaching literature in their courses. 
 
Managing a Heavy Reading Load  
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 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!  
 
Reading Effectively for STEM  
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8-9 pm, Online 
Learn strategies for reading purposefully and effectively for STEM courses.  
 
STEM Navigators: How to Succeed in General Chemistry 
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Humanities Quadrangle 136 
Are you taking general chemistry? Wondering how you can begin to tackle the coursework and lab without ever having taken chemistry? Come hear from students who succeeded in the course to know what works best and what to avoid when approaching general chemistry at Yale.   
 
The Psychology of Time Management 
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7-8 pm, 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. 
 
Pathways for First-Years  
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8-9 pm, Online 
What do you really want to get out of your first year? This interactive workshop helps students identify goals and sources of satisfaction while avoiding common first year pitfalls.  
 
Strategies for Intro Physics 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
We will address everything from tackling p-sets, to thinking like a physicist, to organizing and planning your work for these classes.  
 
Pathways for Juniors 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
As you delve into your major, new questions arise: How do I orient myself within my major? How do I look for mentors in my major? What timelines do I need to be aware of to set myself up for a strong senior year? We’ll explore these questions together in this interactive workshop. 
 
Procrastination: How To Work Through It 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 8-9 pm, Online 
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. 

TIMOTHY DWIGHT NOTES & NEWS

WEEK OF 9/19/22

HL’S PIECES

 
 
Dear Red Lions,

Our “photo of the week” comes from Matthew Merritt TD’24/25 (center) who is studying at Edinburgh this year.  He submitted a picture taken at the special send off dinner with his TD buddies last weekend before he left the U.S.  We wish him great success and look forward to his return to the courtyard!
 

I also wanted to share this photograph of the Thompson family who visited us yesterday ahead of the memorial service in honor of Professor Robert Farris Thompson at Battell Chapel.  Clark Thompson (far right) and Alicia Thompson (center) grew up in the TD House when their father, “Master T”, ran the college.
 

Speaking of “T” he would be tickled to hear that IMs is off to a blistering start!  We finished the first week at 5-1 with fantastic turn out and game play from all.  So if you have not yet gone out to play or support our stout-hearted Red Lions, please do so!  You can also follow our battle for the Tyng Cup at the TD IMs Instagram account. 

Thank you to all our intrepid performers for our Fall 2022 TD Community Night!  I especially want to thank our first-year lions – Anton Melnychuk, Aaron Custodio, Victoria Zapata Quintero, Amanda Cao, and Jack Rodriquez-Vars – for bravely stepping onto the TD stage and sharing their music with us!  Can’t wait for our Spring 2023 Community Night when we get to do it all over again.  Here are some pictures from the evening, please go to this folder to see more taken by our TD Photography Aide, Iris Yang.
 

Many thanks to our Recording Studio, Student Kitchen, and Art Studio Aides for their Open Houses this past week!  If you missed it, don’t worry.  Our aides will be holding regular drop-in office hours for the semester:

Recording Studio
Thursdays 2pm - 4pm: Eric, eric.jimenez@yale.edu 
Fridays 4pm - 6pm: Gabby, gabby.montuori@yale.edu

Art Studio
Mondays 7-9pm: Alex, alex.yu@yale.edu
Thursdays 7-9pm: Naomi, naomi.sellers@yale.edu

The Student Kitchen trainings are by appointment.  Please contact sarah.skoler@yale.eduand grace.macdonald@yale.edu.

Speaking of spaces, we will be rolling out a new reservations system for all our TD spaces.  Please go to the TD website and the “spaces” tab to make your reservations.We aim to have the system up and running this Wednesday!

TD is sponsoring 20 spots for this year’s virtual Anda! 5K Run/Walk to take place on Sunday October 16th.  So sign-up with your TD friends and get out there for a great cause.  All proceeds go straight to patient care in New Haven.  Please go here to register and use code “TimDwight22” to have your entry sponsored by TD.  Please remember this is for TD students only so please do not share this code. 

After a super busy start to our semester, the TD staff is going to take a quick break from programs.  They will be preparing for a busy first week of October with our first TD tea of the year, featuring April Koh TD ’16, founder and CEO of Spring Health.  And we look forward to welcoming your families for Family Weekend.

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

Monday 9/19 10:23pm SAC Meeting (TD Common Room) 

Many thanks to SAC for putting together the Coco screening last Thursday night.  If you enjoyed that event, come out and join SAC.  Help them plan more wonderful events for the TD Community like our TD formal and more.

Sunday 9/25 10pm TD Buttery Grand Opening (TD Buttery)

After their acclaimed soft opening this Sunday, our Buttery Managers, Jack Denning and Anna Tredway, are ready for the full reopening of the TD Buttery.  They will resume their service, Sunday through Thursday evenings.  

Tuesday 9/28 Senior Mellon Forum Pizza/beer Information Kickoff (Location TBA)

We are doing a pizza information session for TD senior lions who are interested in applying for Mellon senior thesis funding and presenting at the Senior Mellon Forum this year.  The Mellon Forum is organized by our wonderful Mellon Coordinators Alex Werrell TD ’13 and Devin Lau TD ’09 and feature presentations from TD seniors working on their thesis or independent research projects in all fields and majors.  I can say without a doubt it’s one of the best senior events and we have great food as well!  Please note that all 2022 senior lions who received a Richter are required to present.  Tuesday’s info session will feature pizza from one of the classic Wooster Square establishments and beer and water will be provided.   

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

Àshe,
HL

***

My Star
Robert Browning

All that I know
Of a certain star,
Is, it can throw
(Like the angled spar)
Now a dart of red,
Now a dart of blue,
Till my friends have said
They would fain see, too,
My star that dartles the red and the blue!
 
Then it stops like a bird; like a flower, hangs furled:
They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
What matter to me if their star is a world?
Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it.

 
DATES AND DEADLINES
 

Sept. 22
 
Th
 
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term without the course appearing on the transcript.
 
Sept. 24
 
S
 
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
 
Oct. 1
 
S
 
Deadline to complete applications for financial aid for the 2023 spring term, for students not enrolled in the 2022 fall term.
 
Oct. 11
 
T
 
Deadline to apply for spring 2023 Term Abroad, 1 p.m.
 
Oct. 14
 
F
 
Last day of courses offered in the first half of the fall term.
 
Oct. 14
 
F
 
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term.
 
Oct. 14
 
F
 
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Cr/D/F option in a course offered in the first half of the fall term.
 

LANGUAGE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
The Yale Center for Language Study is now accepting applications for spring semester study for its Fields Program and its Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program. The deadline for applying to either program for spring semester study is October 1st at 1:00pm. 
The Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program gives students the opportunity to study a language that is not currently taught in a Yale classroom.
The Fields Program gives students the opportunity to pursue advanced-level language study within the context of their academic area of focus (generally in areas other literature if the language is taught at Yale, since advanced coursework in literature would likely be available).
Both are non-credit programs, open to all registered Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional). In each program, students work with a Language Partner—a native speaker of the target language (not a formal instructor)—in two 1-hour sessions for 12 weeks. The sessions aim to develop linguistic and cultural competence through active conversation and practice of what you are studying independently. With a limited number of slots available, a selection committee reviews all applications for their merit and appropriateness, and notifies students of its decisions within four to six weeks after the application deadline.
Details on each program and how to apply can be found at these links:
Directed Independent Language Study (DILS): 
https://cls.yale.edu/dils

Fields Program: 
https://cls.yale.edu/fields

 
SWENSEN FELLOWSHIPS
 
Would you like to learn the skills of a top-tier strategy consultant, while working in service of a client you know and love: Yale University?  If so, we invite you to apply for the Yale University Swensen Fellows in Strategic Analysis program. Positions are currently available for full-time fellowships and summer internships to begin work in Summer 2023. As a Swensen Fellow, you would work on the most complex strategic challenges facing Yale and help enable University leaders to make decisions that best advance Yale’s mission. You would address a broad spectrum of topics including: defining and measuring excellence, setting priorities, improving performance, and allocating scarce resources across the units that comprise Yale.  
  
We’re looking for students who possess exceptionally strong quantitative skills and are intellectually curious, practical and results-oriented, attentive to detail, emotionally intelligent, collaborative and team-oriented, and passionate about Yale’s mission and the advancement of higher education. Interested students can speak with our team during Yale’s virtual Boutique Consulting Networking Event on September 9. 
  
To apply, please visit our website at swensenfellows.yale.edu and submit your application by October 3. 
  

ACADEMIC STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS
 
Exam Study Strategies 
Monday, Sept. 19, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for taking problem-based, short-answer, and essay exams.  
 
Strategic Planning for Your Senior Thesis  
Monday, Sept. 19, 8-9 pm, Online  

Learn how to plan your writing and research, and how to access support resources for your senior thesis. For full-year and 1-semester senior thesis writers.  
 
Essentials for First Years: Strategies for Seminars & Lectures (Choose 1)  
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL 120B  
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL 120B  
In this interactive session, students will learn how seminars and lectures make different demands, and learn how to prepare, participate, note-take, and review notes to help them succeed. 
 
Strategies for Reading Literature 
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Learn how to tackle challenging papers and readings in this workshop, where students will learn best practices for approaching literature in their courses. 
 
Managing a Heavy Reading Load  
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 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!  
 
Reading Effectively for STEM  
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8-9 pm, Online 
Learn strategies for reading purposefully and effectively for STEM courses.  
 
STEM Navigators: How to Succeed in General Chemistry 
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Humanities Quadrangle 136 
Are you taking general chemistry? Wondering how you can begin to tackle the coursework and lab without ever having taken chemistry? Come hear from students who succeeded in the course to know what works best and what to avoid when approaching general chemistry at Yale.   
 
The Psychology of Time Management 
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7-8 pm, 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. 
 
Pathways for First-Years  
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8-9 pm, Online 
What do you really want to get out of your first year? This interactive workshop helps students identify goals and sources of satisfaction while avoiding common first year pitfalls.  
 
Strategies for Intro Physics 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
We will address everything from tackling p-sets, to thinking like a physicist, to organizing and planning your work for these classes.  
 
Pathways for Juniors 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
As you delve into your major, new questions arise: How do I orient myself within my major? How do I look for mentors in my major? What timelines do I need to be aware of to set myself up for a strong senior year? We’ll explore these questions together in this interactive workshop. 
 
Procrastination: How To Work Through It 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 8-9 pm, Online 
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.