Dean’s Notes 12-2-2019

December 3, 2019

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of December 2, 2019

Hope you all had a wonderful November Recess! The Game was amazing – HUGE congrats to our football players! Also, my husband and I had fun sharing part of our Thanksgiving Day with a bunch of Trumbullians at the Omni’s amazing buffet. Hope you all had a chance to rest and rejuvenate.

And now for the final stretch of the term! I know, it is a bit crazy that it’s already the last week of classes. But think about it…finals will be over in 2.5 weeks, and many of you will be off to enjoy the winter recess very soon!

You have all taken exams before, and you have all succeeded before. While it is true that Yale can be challenging at times, you’ve made it this far and the end of term is in sight. You can do it!! For those of you who feel nervous, try this strategy: Repeat to yourself often, "I can do it!! I am a good test taker/I can write this paper/I can complete this project/I can give this presentation…" I know it’s silly, but it works!

Meeting with me:

To make an appointment, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (; when e-mailing, give Leah 2 or 3 times when you are free for ease of scheduling. Our hours are M-F 8:30-5:00pm and I have a set of office hours each day of the week. It is best to make an appointment, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available. Keep in mind that we do not set up appointments during the evening/weekends. Please note that I teach on Wednesday mornings.


December 6 Classes end, 5:30pm; reading period begins
Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.

December 12 Reading period ends, 5pm
Final examinations begin, 7pm
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers or term projects. This deadline can only be extended by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by Dean Chandhoke.

December 18 Examinations end, 5:30pm; winter recess begins
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can only be extended by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by Dean Chandhoke.

December 19 Residences close, 12 noon


Yale Degree Audit: Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending. If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.

Writing Center/Tutors/Partners:;
Sc/QR Tutoring:
Trumbull Writing Tutor: Adam Sexton is the Trumbull College Writing Tutor. Adam teaches three courses in the English department (“Reading and Writing the Modern Essay,” "Writing About Music," and “Reading Fiction for Craft”) and is a Critic in the graduate School of Art. Adam is also a writer; his next book, "Difficult Listening," is due to be published in 2021.

To meet with Adam, please reserve a half-hour by logging on to, and be sure to email him the document you want help with by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Include the instructor’s prompt, your focus for our meeting, and when the paper is due. Adam looks forward to working with you!

Trumbull Mathematics and Science Tutor: Allie Nagelski is the Residential College Mathematics and Science tutor in Trumbull College. Allie, who is a 3rd year graduate student in Chemistry, is eager to start work helping undergraduates. Allie will start with the following schedule: TC Basement Rm 29 (near Entryway G); Sun 8.00 PM-9:30 PM

Language Tutoring:
Advising Resources;

The first-year counselor application is available online as of December 1. All juniors are eligible to apply until January 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Yale Academic Strategies Program

To see upcoming workshops, please go visit the following website:

Our Academic Strategies Mentors are still available for individual appointments during this last week of class through reading week. Meet with a mentor to discuss:
• reading week study schedules
• advice on studying for finals
• making plans to research and apply for summer opportunities over Winter Break

Click here for an appointment, or contact



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Come Chat with Study Abroad Student Outreach Coordinators: Winter Edition
Wednesday, December 4, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bass Cafe

International Summer Award Information Session
Friday, December 6, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305


Study Abroad Drop-In Hours: Will be held on Friday, December 6, 2pm - 4pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
Please note: December 6 is the last day of fall semester Drop-in Hours. Drop-in Hours will resume for the spring semester on Friday, January 17, 2020
Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser – Schedule an appointment directly from our website.
Search the Study Abroad Calendar for information sessions and other study abroad events throughout the academic year.



Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Info Session
Thursday, December 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rm 305

Planning Research and Independent Projects
Friday, December 6, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, 120A

Imagining Your Summer
Monday, December 9, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, 120A

Public Service, Community Service and Government Opportunities
Tuesday, December 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Planning Research and Independent Projects
Thursday, December 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, 120A


December 6, Noon Beijing Time - The Yenching Academy of Peking University Scholarship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates
December 13, 1:00pm EST - Richard U. Light Fellowship Late Fall Competition Deadline to start an application in the Student Grants Database (SGDB) and upload a language evaluation form| Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students (Note: If you did not already attend an info session this semester you are ineligible to apply for the 2019 competition)
December 31, 11:59PM EST - SALAM 2020: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program National Deadline |Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, and Juniors
January 8, 1:00pm EST - Richard U. Light Fellowship Late Fall Competition Deadline to submit recommendation requests
January 13, 1:00pm EST - National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - NIST SURF Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
January 15, 1:00pm EST - Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for Language Study Campus Deadline |Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, and Juniors
January 15, 1:00pm EST - Davis Projects for Peace Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
January 15, 1:00pm EST - Beinecke Scholarship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors
January 17 - The Hilary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni
January 24, 1:00pm EST - Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni
January 31 - Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program National Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores
February 5, 1:00pm EST - Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors & Seniors
February 7, 1:00pm EST - Henry Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
February 13, 1:00pm EST - Udall Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors
February 13, 1:00pm EST - Fox International Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Graduate Students


Visit the Fellowships Calendar for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.
Search for Yale funding and campus information for external awards which require application through Yale on the Yale Student Grants Database (SGDB)
Make an appointment directly from the website to discuss these and a host of other opportunities
Fellowship Drop-In Hours Will be held on Friday, December 6, 2pm - 4pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
Please note: December 6 is the last day of fall semester Drop-in Hours. Drop-in Hours will resume for the spring semester on Friday, January 17, 2020



Office of Career Strategy Winter Break Hours
Drop-in hours will end on Friday, December 6 but individual appointments are available during winter break through Yale Career Link. Drop-in hours will resume on Monday, January 13.

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Events to RSVP.


Don’t settle for less this summer. At Yale Summer Session, you get more.

More space to focus on a laborious course. See what 5 weeks of your undivided attention can accomplish.
More freedom to choose a course that inspires you. Dive into a passion project or try something completely new this summer.
More access to resources that take your learning to the next level. Take advantage of museums, private tutoring, and libraries without the term-time crowds.
More bang for your buck with reduced tuition. Receive financial assistance for up to two credits.

Summer 2020 courses will be posted in December. Sign up for email updates from Yale Summer Session so you hear first!


Deadline for scripts: Monday, December 2, 2019, by 4 pm
Theater Studies office, 220 York, Room 102
Competition open to all Yale College students
Please submit your one-act and/or full-length script(s) in progress for consideration for
the 2020 Yale Playwrights Festival, to be held February 7-8, 2020, in public readings in
the Off-Broadway Theater.

We are looking for unpublished, previously unproduced works in progress. Your
script can be any length. But it should be far enough along to benefit from the
mentorship of working writers in and out of Yale and then from a rehearsed reading in
front of an audience. (But not so far along it’s ready for production, in which case please
produce it.)
You may submit more than one play. A hard copy is required. Be sure that the pages are
stapled together and your name is on the title page. The type size of the dialogue should
be at least 10 points, preferably 12. Leave your script(s) in the Theater Studies office, 220
York Street, Room 102, with Mr. Pasquale Cicarella.
The 2020 Yale Playwrights Festival is sponsored by the Marina Keegan Fund and Yale
Theater Studies.

December 2, 4 pm: Scripts to be left in the office of Theater Studies, 220 York Street
Mid-December: Festival writers notified
Mid-December to February: Writers work on scripts
February 7-8, 2020 Yale Playwrights Festival , Off Broadway Theater
For more information, email or

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