Trumbull Notes 9-20-16

September 20, 2016

Trum-Notes from Margaret Clark

What a wonderful last week and weekend of weather we had.   It was perfect on Thursday evening with a reception we had for our fellows in the house which spilled over into the courtyard.  It was perfect later that evening for a Bond Fire with s’mores for the freshmen and sophomores in the courtyard.  (I thank the TCC for sponsoring the event and, especially. Seamus Houlihan for his efforts in making sure it worked.  Then it was perfect Saturday both for our sailing trip to Mystic (for which our World Fellow and several other Fellows joined in) and for the football game against Colgate.  I wish Yale had won but it was great so many of you came out for the game.  I congratulate our freshman Allan Lamar and sophomore Alex Galland on playing their first football game here at Yale.  Alex scored two field goals. (We’re smiling about that.)

Now, what we need is continued great weather for next Saturday when we’ll go kayaking in the morning and then hold TrumBall in the evening.  Everyone, please cross your fingers for great weather.  Right now the extended forecast is looking good.    (Note that the TrumBall occurs rain or shine.  It just moves inside if it rains.)

What’s coming up:

On Sept. 24th in the morning a Trumbull Kayaking Trip.  We’ll send out details to those who have signed up.  We leave in the morning on a small bus, arrive in Clinton and Kayak.  Some of our experienced kayaking fellows will be joining us.  We’ll have lunch on Cedar Island in Long Island sound.  If you have dietary restrictions, let us know – we’ll have an appropriate lunch for you.    We have a waiting list.  If you have signed up and won’t be able to come, please let us know ASAP so we can invite others on the list.    If you have signed up and are not yet 18, know that you will have to secure parental permission/have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. 

On Sept. 24, in the evening, in our Courtyard:  TrumBall.  This is a college wide

and wonderful event.  The TCC is selling tickets in our dining room.    It occurs from 9 p.m. until midnight.  (Note that the Fellows may be out there dancing earlier in the evening but they will clear the floor and space for Trumbull students promptly as you take over – they will retreat to the house.    On the other hand, if you, as a student, want to be out there earlier than 9 and join in some more old-fashioned ballroom, swing dancing – please come.  You are more than welcome.   We’ll all be careful, though, to not interfere with our hard-working TCC as they transform

the courtyard for this event.  If cost is an issue, know that we want you there.  Just see me; I’ll cover it.

Planning Ahead: 

High Holy Days at Yale University

If you celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Oct. 2-4) and Yom Kippur (Oct. 11-12) know that I have Tickets for services, an Apples and Honey Kiddush on Rosh Hashanah and the Robert and Louise Arias Yom Kippur Break-Fast all presented by the Slifka Center.  Your meal swipe will work for that Break-Fast.  If you want to take a guest the cost

is $18 per person and $8 for off-campus students or graduate students.

If cost is an issue for you, let me know.   I’ll cover it. 

 Head’s Teas coming up with Nina Russell from the Gates Foundation and with Mark Singer, a New Yorker writer and book author

There will be a tea with Dr. Nina Russell from the Gates Foundation on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in the house.  She’s a former Trumbullian and now Deputy Director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  She’s a truly accomplished researcher who is focused on many issues surrounding the development of an HIV vaccine.  (Note that this falls on Oct. 11 which is the first evening of Yom Kippur.  Do not worry if you are celebrating the holiday.  The tea will conclude prior to sundown and you’ll have time to eat before then if you wish.)

There will be a tea with New Yorker writer Mark Singer in the Trumbull House at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25th.  It’s a ways out but we have copies of his book Trump and Me and of some of his New Yorker articles that you may pick up from the Head’s office beforehand.  (The book is a short, easy read as are the articles.)