TrumBulletin 2-2-24

February 2, 2024

Friday February 2, 2024

Hello Trumbullians!

Spring semester is in full swing with assignments due and late night IM sports: MHOOPS (Men’s Basketball), CHOOPS (co-ed basketball), WHOOPS (women’s basketball), BROOMBALL (basically hockey without skates), and DODGEBALL (dodge the ball?). Trumbull is doing well, but let’s get good turnouts for these events. 

On Thursday, February 1st at 4 pm, the Trumbull College Tea by Dr. Martin Nguyen (“The Challenges of Contemporary Muslim Theology & Ethics”), Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University, at the HoC House was very well attended. Please be on the lookout for our next Trumbull College Tea by Martin Baron (“Collision of Power”), previous executive editor of The Washington Post with 18 Pulitzer Prizes, at the Common Room on Friday, February 23rd at 12 pm.

The Yale Women’s Center has their Kickoff Event on Saturday, February 3rd (4-5pm) at the Women’s Center (198 Elm St, New Haven, CT), with games and snacks and special prizes for the winners.

On Saturday, February 10th (3-6pm) there will be a Lunar New Year event at the Buttery and Student Kitchen, where students can make dumplings, tangyuan, and enjoy many kinds of foods celebrating the festive occasion. To bring on the Year of the Dragon in New Haven on Saturday, February 24th (10am-4pm) the New Haven Museum will team with the Yale-China Association for LunarFest 2024. The free event will offer activities and programs for all ages, featuring food, art, music, literature, and dance.

Please recall that early on Sunday, February 11th we have the IRIS run, where you can get a discount using Trumbull24 as a code to sign up. Later on Sunday, February 11th (6-10pm) the Trumbull College Council will host a Superbowl Party in the Dining Hall. Come have fun and root for either San Francisco or Kansas City!  

If you are interested in planetary sciences, there are different ways to engage with Planetary Solutions. The opportunity is open to staff and, in some cases, students, in addition to faculty. There are three different pathways for members of the Yale Community to engage: 1) submitting a seed grant proposal (for awards of up to $1000,000 for standard grants), 2) joining in a ColLABoratory to build interdisciplinary networks, and 3) joining the YPS community by completing a brief survey. If you have any questions, please direct them to or Tanya Wiedeking.

In honor of Black History Month, the YSM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion cordially invites you to attend the following events. On Thursday, February 22nd (lunch provided) – Striving for Wellness with Dr. Nii Addy, a Trumbull Fellow. The following week, on Wednesday, February 28th (dinner provided) – Black Scientists: Have We Made Progress? Panel discussion with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, Jr. For additional information and links to register for each event, please click here! Please be on the lookout for additional events throughout the month honoring Black History Month.

This semester Yale College Community Care (YC³) is trying new things. Briefly, they are Intro to Mindfulness: Fridays (Jan. 26th – Feb 16th) 1pm-2pm, at the Good Life Center lounge in YSC. Tired of Being Tired?Thursdays (January 25th, Feb 1st , Feb 8th) 12:15-1pm, at the Good Life Center in Schwarzman. Wellness Wednesday: Wednesdays (January 31st onward) 2-4pm, at the Good Life Center in Schwarzman.  

Please drop by the HoC Office to discuss your concerns, ask questions, or just to say hi. I wish you good luck for the semester.



Head Hyder