Hi all!


This is it! The final stretch! May this reading period be restful, yet productive. Finals start towards the end of the week, so take advantage of these days and come check out some of our events (there’s some stuff related to next term as well)! Also, another shameless plug to consider submitting to 295 magazine! Any visual or written work regarding “expectations” is accepted! The submission deadline is 2/9 @5pm. 


Last Monday the staff at the AACC had a wholesome gathering to celebrate the festive spirit. We wish everyone an excellent finals season and also happy, happy holidays! (Also, happy blue booking!)


With holiday cheer, 

CaD Team 🥳✨

Long Night Against Procrastination
Hoppy Hour
POC Meditation at the NACC
AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
AASA Elections
Japanese New Year Celebration
Auditions for ILLEGAL: A NEW MUSICAL  
Yale Academic Strategies Program Updates
QTPOC Tea & Study Space
Celebrating the Soul: Portraits of Spiritual Diversity at Yale
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Richards Center for Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program
Asian American Health Advocates
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Long Night Against Procrastination
The Long Night Against Procrastination is for students who want to get serious work done before finals. At this event, the Asian American Cultural Center will provide a distraction-free, quiet environment for you to work... along with regular breaks for snacks, stretching and cute animal videos. 

Please sign-up here:
Hoppy Hour
POC Meditation at the NACC 
For the month of December, the POC/Indigenous Meditation will move to the Native American Cultural Center (26 High St), starting on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm. Expect hot tea, warm community, and fully guided beginner-friendly meditation.

Facebook event here
Facebook group here
Join the email list for weekly reminders here
AACC Emotional Wellness Support

The AACC is thrilled that Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, has volunteered to serve as an additional resource for our community as it relates to navigating mental health challenges unique to the Asian and Asian American community. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Eunice at the AACC, please do so via this link: Please note, however, that this does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
Bass Library is pleased to offer a new drop-in consulting service at the AACC for all students. Office Hours will be held approximately every other week on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 – 6 PM at the AACC Library. No registration is necessary – users will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fall office hours schedule:
  • Wednesday, December 12, 4 - 6 PM
Get to know your librarian:
Kelly Marie Blanchat is the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian at Yale Library, and is also a fellow at Benjamin Franklin College. In her spare time, she does printmaking and pottery and writes proposals to get new emoji characters approved by Unicode.
AASA Elections
Sign up for AASA Board 2019!

Whether you're already on board or have been to only one of our events, please consider applying to our board here! Our elections will be this coming Monday at 7pm, location TBD. If you plan on running for any positions, please come prepared with a short, casual pitch (~2 min max). Here are all the positions available (see more extensive descriptions on the application)!

Co-Moderators (2 positions): Co-Mods are responsible for setting the overall vision of AASA. 

Task Force Chair (2-3 positions, depending): Task Force Chairs will be in charge of setting up small groups dedicated to tackling various political issues.

Social Chairs (2 positions): Social Chairs are responsible for the community's social development. 

Cultural Chairs (2 positions): Cultural Chairs are responsible for coordinating with constituent groups to plan pan-Asian cultural events (ex. Night Market, Cultural Showcase) and with groups outside of the Asian umbrella to plan intercultural events (ex. Intercultural Mixers, etc.). 

Programming Chairs (2 positions): Each semester, AASA board will set a direction for what they envision for the community at Yale, and the programming chairs will plan events to ensure that vision is achieved. 

Communications Chair (1 position):  The Communications Chair is responsible for various tasks: creating the newsletter, updating the Facebook in a timely and periodic manner and updating the AASA website. 

Treasurer (1 position): The treasurer is responsible for ensuring all funding for AASA events is secured in a timely manner. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our co-mods, Alisa Cui ( or Larissa Nguyen ( or any current AASA board members!
Japanese New Year Celeberation
At this Japanese New Years Celebration, we will serve traditional soba noodles, often eaten right before midnight on New Years Eve, as well as play Japanese games that are played during the winter and around New Years. Along with having fun at this event, we hope to teach the people who show up about Japanese culture, whether they would like to reconnect with their Japanese roots, are simply interested in Japanese culture, or even just there for the food. New Years is a joyous time for reflection in Japan, and we hope to give that space of peace and enjoyment to participants of the event.
Audition for ILLEGAL, a musical written by students, Skyler Chin and Olivia Facini, and inspired by Skyler's Chinese-American family's immigration journey through Angel Island. Though the story is universal; it speaks to the experiences of immigrants and excluded groups everywhere, which Yale and America need to hear, see, and understand. 

A message from Skyler and Olivia: 
ILLEGAL encourages and welcomes all people to audition, especially those from underrepresented racial backgrounds, whether they are Chinese or not; there were people from all over the world (e.g. India, Mexico, the Philippines) on the boats to Angel Island. Casting will be gender blind; we're looking for enthusiastic people who can play the characters best. ILLEGAL tells the story of an excluded group through hip hop, song, humor, and poetry. If these resonate with you, we hope to see you at auditions!

Auditions will be this Saturday, 12/15 from 2-6 pm in LC 105. 

All you have to do is sign up for a slot using this link, choose a character, and come sing/rap for us. (More details in the link.)

The show will go up next semester, though we're aiming to cast the show before the end of the semester because of some exciting new developments--namely, that the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has asked us to perform for their Chinese New Year night market event in the beginning of February!

Excited to see you at auditions!
Yale Academic Strategies Program Updates
Yale Academic Strategies Program
We’re taking a break from workshops this week and will return during Reading Week. 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
Reading Week Workshops
Imagining Your Summer (ASP & CIPE/Fellowships)
Monday, December 10, 4:00 PM, CTL M104A          
Interested in summer study abroad, fellowships, or internships, but don't know how to get started? Come for an information workshop with our Academic Strategies Mentors and representatives from CIPE to help you identify possible summer opportunities and your next steps to make your vision happen. Deadlines for summer opportunities are coming up early in the spring semester, so start planning now!
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations    
Tuesday, December 11, 4:00 PM, CTL M104A          
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and build mentoring relationships with Yale faculty, teaching fellows and staff.
Exam Study Strategies          
Wednesday, December 12, 4:00 PM, CTL M104A    
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams.
Planning Your Summer Research Project Proposal (ASP & CIPE/Fellowships)      
Thursday, December 13, 4:00 PM, CTL 120A
This workshop introduces the steps to creating a strong proposal for undergraduate summer research funding. Learn how to do background research, narrow the scope of your project, and connect with faculty and other resources to develop a feasible research plan. Get suggestions for how to approach writing the proposal, including understanding your audience and the questions they need answered.
First-Generation/Low-Income Community Initiative
This initiative is a part of the Woodbridge Fellowship, in collaboration with the Yale College Dean’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
STEM Fellowships with a talk with Dean Sandy Chang
Wednesday, December 5, 5-6:30 pm, Ezra Stiles Dining Hall (in the back by the stage)
FGLI Faculty & Staff Perspectives: Michael Fitzpatrick (dinner provided!)
Saturday, December 8th, 5-6:30 pm, 109 Rosenfeld Hall
FGLI Student Ambassadors Office Hours
Maddy O’Neal: Sundays 2-4 pm @ Stiles Buttery (
Samantha Wood: Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm @ Blue State on York (
Jaster Francis: Wednesdays 7-9 pm @ Bass L-30D (
Markus Reneau: Thursdays 1-3 pm @ Bass Café (
Henry Rosas: Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Book Trader (
Diana López: Fridays 9-11 am @ JoJo’s Coffee (
Fatima Chughtai: Tuesdays 9-11 am @Donut Crazy (
Study Spaces: Mondays, 6-10 pm and Thursdays, 7-10 pm in CTL 121
Need a place to buckle down and get your work done? Come to CTL 121 for a relaxed but focused atmosphere, the support of FGLI student ambassadors, and sustaining snacks. 
Contact for more information, and learn more at
Writing Center
The Yale College Writing Center offers a wide range of support for your writing projects:
--Drop-In Peer Tutoring
--Scheduled Residential College Tutoring
--Writing Study Halls (Sundays 2-5 pm, Wednesdays 7-10 pm)
--Turnitin consultations
See for more detailed information.
QTPOC Tea & Study Space
Work and/or relax with other queer & trans people of color (QTPOC) from Yale's community. Tea and snacks provided! All undergraduates, and graduate and professional students welcome. Every Tuesday, 4-6pm @ Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources. Facebook link here
Celebrating the Soul: Portraits of Spiritual Diversity at Yale
Contact if you have any questions or would like to make a submission to our campaign. Submit portraits or selfies of 2-4 sentence reflections on how their faiths or identities help them think about gratitude, equanimity and/or resilience to!
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is hiring for paid, full-time, seasonal instructional staff positions! If you are interested in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring high school students from countries around the world, and enjoy working collaboratively, YYGS may be the right place for you. Every year, YYGS hires 100+ undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and supervise participants both in and out of the classroom.  Our instructors gain valuable experience in teaching and curriculum development and build skills in teamwork and organization. To learn more, check out our website, read our YYGS Employment Prospectus, or contact us at
Richards Center Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program
Interested in pursuing doctoral study in the discipline of history? Consider the Richards Center Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program, a one-week summer residential program (June 23-June 28, 2019). Students will participate in a simulated doctoral seminar and attend workshops on a variety of topics, including writing, digital research, and graduate student life. All expenses including travel, housing, meals, and course materials are provided by the university.
Asian American Health Advocates
Interested in making a difference in Asian American communities through healthcare advocacy? Asian American Health Advocates (AAHA) is a new organization seeking to decrease the health disparity in Asian American communities through increasing healthcare knowledge. This is done primarily by translating and disseminating public health ads in order to provide accurate and up-to-date health information to Asian Americans communities. If interested, please email
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Co-Op is a a New Haven public school just down the street from Yale at the corner of College and Crown, with a Magnet theme of the arts. Co-Op is currently looking for volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. The work ranges from general reading/ writing support to college counselling support (reading college essays, helping to fill out financial aid forms etc.). Volunteers with specific skills, be it in areas like the natural sciences, foreign languages (mandarin, spanish, and french) are welcome to bring those skills into the after-school tutoring sessions. 
After-school tutoring happens from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays. Ideally, volunteers would come in at least once a week for a two-hour period. 
Additionally, we are looking at planning a more structured after-school tutoring/ enrichment program for the co-op students that looks at integrating the arts with math. If you're interested in being a part of this initiative, and planning the curriculum/ program for it, do let me know as well! 
Email if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
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