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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  1. Fellow’s Display in the Arts Library
  2. “Artful Anatomy” Study Break 
  3. Donate Your Empty Ink Cartridges!
  4. Hopper College Tea—TODAY AT 4PM
  5. Spring Salvage Program Assistant Application
  6. Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference
  7. Spring 2017 French Tables – UPDATED
  8. Yale Splash Teaching Opportunity
  9. Submit Your Writing to the YDN Wallace Prize Competition
  10. Apply to be a Mentor for the STARS Program 
  11. Come on Out Japan Summer Internship Program

Please refer to the Morse College Calendar for upcoming events!


I. Fellow’s Display in the Arts Library

Our own Morse Fellow, Lindsay King, invites all Morsels to her new exhibition, “The Play’s the Thing: 50 Years of Yale Repertory Theatre,” which just opened last week. It’s in the exhibition space on the lower level of the Arts Library, and includes production photographs, programs and other ephemera, and costumes from the history of Yale Rep. It will be on view until the end of March. 

You can find more information here: 

Lindsay is the Associate Director for Access and Research Services at the Haas Arts Library, and a terrific resource for anyone seeking assistance with library research.


II. “Artful Anatomy” Study Break - Block Printing and Tikkaway!


Join your Grad Affiliates Amitte Rosenfeld (Med ’19) and Sascha Murillo (Med ’19) in the Common Room on March 5th at 4 PM for some block printing fun and tikkaway snacks! The optional theme of the evening will be “Artful Anatomy.” We’ll be providing Tikkaway while we impose anatomic images onto lino blocks. And for those who may not be artistically inclined, Amitte and Sascha are making themselves available during this study break to talk about careers in medicine, management consulting, community organizing, and health and legal advocacy. 


III. Donate Your Empty Ink Cartridges!

Recycle4Fundraising is collecting used printer and copier cartridges, for which all proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee, who is working to aid in the refugee crisis during the Trump presidency.  There are UPS labels in the office so that no one will have to pay to participate; as soon as there are six donations, the first wave can be sent off, so the next time you have an empty cartridge, please bring it in to the office!


IV. Hopper College Tea

There will be a tea featuring Nveline Nnaji held in Grace Murray Hopper College on Wednesday, February 22 at 4PM.  Nnaji is the director of the film Reflections Unheard, a documentary about black women in civil rights.  


V. Spring Salvage Program Assistant Application

Yale Recycling and the Office of Sustainability are seeking undergraduate and graduate students for the paid position of 2017 Spring Salvage Program Assistant. Program Assistants will play critical roles by moving donated and recyclable items from student residences and facilitating move-out operations to minimize material waste. 

The work period is from May 1 – May 25. It is possible to work commencement and other end-of-term jobs while working Spring Salvage. Hours are generally flexible, with a few required work days around underclassman move-out (May 10-12). Students will generally work 3-5 hour shifts, and longer 8-9 hour shifts on peak move out days. Additionally, 1-2 hours/week will be expected at the end of April for trainings, workshops, and prep. Post-term housing will be provided upon request. 

To see the full job description and to apply, visit the Office of Sustainability website, or the Student Jobs Website and search for the Spring Salvage Program Assistant position (Ref# 15779). The deadline to apply is Monday, February 27, 2017, at 9:00pm EST.


VI. Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference

Join WLI for its 9th annual conference featuring Liz Abzug, Founder and President of the nonprofit leadership training organization Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, and Executive Director of Catalyst Deepali Bagati, who frequently speaks on inclusive leadership and global diversity. Liz and Deepali will be joined by 50 other women leaders on 11 panels covering every topic from queer womanhood to finance careers to women in comedy! Our speakers include Hillary Clinton’s general election Millennial Outreach Director, a lead product designer at Venmo, and the writer who broke Trump’s tax records. Come listen to these incredible enterprising women, pick their brains, and join the W.E. WOMEN conversation. Stay for the networking and gifts!

February 25th, 2017 at the Omni Hotel

Sign up for REGISTRATION here!

Visit to see the list of speakers and schedule.


VII. Spring 2017 French Tables – UPDATED

Come join faculty members from the French Department for lively lunch-time conversation (en français) in a Residential College Dining Hall near you! Les Tables françaises are a great place to practice your conversational French in an informal setting. French-speakers at all levels are welcome.

Jonathan Edwards: Mondays, 12:30-1:30, Jessica Kasje

Timothy Dwight: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30, Matuku Ngame

Saybrook: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30, Ruth Koizim

Trumbull: Thursdays, 12:00-1:00, TBA

Davenport: Fridays, 12:30-1:30, Candace Skorupa

For questions contact Ruth Koizim at (203-432-4904) or Erin Townsend at (203-432-4902).


VIII. Yale Splash Teaching Opportunity

Interested in sharing your passions with middle and high schoolers?

Splash at Yale is an educational outreach organization that runs two programs each semester for middle and high school students from all across the country! All the classes are taught by college students, and cover all sorts of topics ranging from The Geography of Happiness to Epigenetics to The Fibonacci Sequence to An Introduction to Skepticism. Splash is a small time commitment but has a huge impact on our students!

This spring, Splash will take place on April 8th and we’re expecting to have over 1000 students attend our program! If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website or email us at Teacher registration will close on February 25th. Hope to see you at Splash!


IX. Submit Your Writing to the YDN Wallace Prize Competition

The editors of the Yale Daily News Magazine would like to invite you to apply for the Wallace Prize, the most prestigious independently awarded undergraduate writing prize for fiction and non-fiction at Yale. Winners will receive a substantial cash prize and winning submissions in each category will be published in a special issue of the Yale Daily News Magazine. Judges are professionals drawn from the fields of academia and journalism, and have no connection to the Yale Daily News. The specific division of funds will be distributed to the top winners according to the discretion of the judges.

•   Each submission must be between five and twenty double-spaced pages in length.

•   Each entrant may submit up to three previously unpublished pieces of fiction or non-fiction.

Entrants must submit four copies of each piece to the Wallace Prize box in the foyer of the Yale Daily News building by MARCH 8, at 5 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. Please do not put your name anywhere on the submissions except on the cover sheet. 

Contact the YDN Magazine editors at and for more information.


X. STARS Program 

Rick Crouse, a graduate coordinator for the STARS program would like to extend an invitation to apply. The program is designed to support women, minority, economically underprivileged, and other historically underrepresented undergraduate students in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Without a doubt, the most crucial pillars of the STARS program are the peer mentors. Each year they have a handful of outstanding, experienced undergraduates serve as mentors to the freshmen in the STARS I program. These peer mentors work closely with the new students to support and guide them as they transition into university life and begin building the foundation for their careers. 

Please consider this application if you believe you have strong leadership skills, a passion for mentoring, and are dedicated to the program’s mission. Do not hesitate to email Rick with any questions at

The applications must be emailed to and by Friday, March 31, 2017 to be considered.


XI. Come On Out Japan Summer Internship Program 

Come On Out Japan is a Summer Internship Program currently seeking University students and recent graduates who would be interested in coming to Japan for 6 weeks from July 16th to August 26th, 2017. Interns will mentor and teach Japanese students English.  Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each Intern who participates in the six-week program. In addition to airfare, lodging, meal and transportation subsidies, the program offers optional Japanese language classes, field trips, dinner/cooking nights and at least one overnight trip. This program is different from other traditional teaching positions in Japan. Interns will facilitate English conversations with Japanese high school students on a variety of relevant global topics. Outside of the class, Interns will have space in their schedule to fulfill their personal goals and cultural exploration.

There are no Japanese fluency requirements.

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Come on Out-Japan directly or via our inquiry tab on our website. You can find the application at!

The deadline for the current application phase is February 28th.