Mooseletter – November 17, 2014

From the Office of the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

The Game is this weekend! This should be a weekend of great football and responsible socializing. Please carry yourselves in a manner that will make us proud!

Please register your guests for The Game by Wednesday at 4 p.m. by emailing Also remember that you are responsible for your guests’ behavior and access to our buildings.

Carlos’s Office Hours
Monday, 11/17: 10-noon, open hours
Tuesday, 11/18: 9-noon, open hours
Wednesday, 11/19: 5-7 pm, by appointment
Friday, 11/21: 9-11 am, by appointment

If you have an appointment or want to chat, stop by Diana’s office first (225B), so that if I am with a student or on the phone I may have a heads-up about you being there. Thanks! Other appointments by arrangement: call 5-2263 or e-mail

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from November 17-24 is Max Darnell.

Birthdays this Week
Choi Daeun
Ryan Rodriguez
Virginia Marshall
Evan Gastman
Sekinat Yusuf
Feffer Danielle
Happy Birthday Meese!

Quote for the Week
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

Phillips Brooks House Annual Toy Drive
On December 7th, Phillips Brooks House and the Harvard College Red Cross will be delivering gifts to underprivileged children in several mentoring programs throughout Boston. The children range from 6-14 years old. Please help us in donating new presents or sponsor a present by making a monetary donation. Marked donation boxes will be placed throughout campus. If you wish to make a monetary donation from the web please donate on Venmo to Harvard Red Cross. To schedule a pickup please contact Thomas Carroll at or call 774.226.5096

Important Dates

November 17, Monday
Final degree applications for March 2015 Degree Candidates due.

Last day to change concentration for March 2015 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board approval.

Last day upon which March 2015 Degree Candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.

Last day upon which March 2015 Degree Candidates may submit a completed and signed petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.

Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in March 2016, or to begin a fourth year AM program in spring term 2015, must file Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.

November 19, Wednesday
Pre-Term Planning for undergraduates closes at 11:59 pm.

November 21, Friday 9:00 – 11:00 pm
Nacho Bar and hot cheese sauce served in the D-Hall

November 22, Saturday
Harvard Yale Game

November 26, Wednesday, through November 30, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess

December 3, Wednesday
Last day of fall term classes

Tutor Office Hours
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Jeff Stout, Fellowships – Physics, & History of Science

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm
Patty Smith – Business

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm
David Fenning – Engineering, Physics, & Public Service

Mondays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Seth Herbst – Music and English

Mondays, 9-10 pm
Avik Chatterjee – Medicine, Public Health

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 pm
Jose Bengochea – Pre-Law

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Max Darnell – Engineering/Biology

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
Bryan Kate – Computer Science

Tuesdays, 8-9 pm
Odeviz Soto – Religion & Sophomore Advising

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm
Mazen Elfakhani – Sociology, Fellowships

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm
Soledad Prillaman – Government, SASH

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm
Ridge Prillaman – Business, Public Service

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Daniel Sullivan – Economics

Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 pm
Rob Sinnott – Wellness, Careers

Sundays, 5:00-6:00 pm
Kenneth Skinner – Chemistry/Biology

Sundays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Anna Marie Wagner – Pre-Career, Business, Sash/Wellness

Katharine Parodi – SASH
Office hours by appointment @

Greg Leya – Medicine
Office hours by appointment @

Bekah Stout – Music & Literature, Fellowships
Office hours by appointment @

Erica Brown Soto – Wellness, Languages & Literature
Office hours by appointment @

Brittney Stafford – Wellness
Office hours by appointment @

Getting Started Writing Papers
Friday, 11/21, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Find ways to get your papers started and done (on time): from an idea to a final draft. To register, email Aurora Sanfeliz –

Using Reading Period Wisely
Thursday, 12/4, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
For Harvard College students. Discuss ways to make use of unstructured time, study for exams, and cope with stress. Register online at

Seasons of Grief: Dealing with Loss
Thursday, 12/4, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
A space to talk about your experience dealing with emotions, the grieving process, and communicating with others. Register online at

Exam-Taking Workshop
Friday, 12/5, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Straus Common Room
For Harvard College students. Learn how to prepare for and take exams with a minimum of anxiety. No registration.

Announcements from the Office Of Career Services
11.17.14 Monday
Ruhr Summer Fellowship Information Session
4:00–5:00pm, OCS Seminar Room: 54 Dunster Street

Duke University School of Medicine*
4:00–5:30pm, OCS Conference Room: 54 Dunster Street

11.18.14 Tuesday
Junior & Sophomore Orientation:
The Internship Search and On-Campus Interview Program (OCI)
1:00–2:00pm, OCS Conference Room: 54 Dunster Street

OCS Summer Funding 101 Session
4:00–5:00pm, OCS Seminar Room: 54 Dunster Street

MD-PhD: Is It Right For You?*
5:00–7:00pm, Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium

Arts & Humanities Dinner Series*
6:00–7:30pm, OCS Reading Room: 54 Dunster Street

11.19.14 Wednesday
Explore Summer Options with OCS
4:00–5:00pm, OCS: 54 Dunster Street

Business School: Myths vs. Reality*
4:00–5:00pm, OCS Conference Room: 54 Dunster Street

Engineering Boutique Night*
4:00–6:00pm, Sheraton Commander Hotel: 16 Garden Street

11.20.14 Thursday
Professional in Residence: Ryan Fitzgerald, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)*
2:00-4:00pm, OCS: 54 Dunster Street

11.21.14 Friday
OCS Summer Funding 101 Session
4:00-5:00pm, OCS Seminar Room: 54 Dunster Street

Pre-Health 101
4:00-5:00pm, OCS Reading Room: 54 Dunster Street
Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday, 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit notices to Diana at hovsep@fas/

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Welcome back to Dunster! I have been the administrative assistant to the Dean since 2009: managing student records, answering your academic questions, and coordinating Commencement and other House events. I also am here to aid you in coordinating your medical school application process and getting your recommendations in order, so please visit me if you have any questions. Every Monday, I publish the Mooseletter in the dining hall and in your inboxes with news from our offices, which includes academic deadlines, upcoming House events, and information you will find useful. If you find that you have any questions about academics, need to get in contact with the Dean or just want to chat, please stop by! When I am not in Dunster, I am spending time with my family and two Boston Terriers in Bedford, MA. I also love reading, traveling, watching movies, and I am always on the lookout for recommendations if you have any! Let's have another great year in Dunster!