Mooseletter – November 23, 2015

From the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Thanksgiving Break

Enjoy the time off! Whether here or away with family and friends, have a great meal, take some time to give thanks, and be safe! Also remember to keep your doors and windows locked and stay warm. If you need any assistance during the break, please contact the tutor on-call or myself.


Carlos’s Office Hours
Monday, 11/23: 3-5 pm, by appointment
Tuesday, 11/24: 10-noon, open
Wednesday, 11/25: 2-5 pm, by appointment

Please come by for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. To sign up for an appointment please email Diana at If these times don’t work, email me or Diana at or call the House office 5-2263 for alternate times. My office is at E303H.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from November 23 to November 30 is Brittney Stafford. She resides in Dunster W-314/316 and can be reached at 862.252.4161 in the event of an emergency.

Quote for the Week
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

Answer to Last Week’s Riddle
Question: You can see nothing else, when you look in my face, I will look you in the eye, and I will never lie.
Answer: Your reflection 

Student Job Opportunity for ARTS FIRST 2016
We are seeking Student Producers for ARTS FIRST 2016! This paid position includes producing the performance fair, assisting with volunteers and other related tasks (approx. 2-10 hours per week, spring semester). The ARTS FIRST Student Producers will gain valuable experience in planning, producing, and organizing a large-scale arts event and will be provided with key opportunities to be acquainted with arts leaders at Harvard. Schedule is flexible. To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter to

Important Dates
November 25, Wednesday, through November 29, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess.

December 3, Thursday
Last day of fall term classes.

Students leaving the College after this date are charged full housing / room fees.

December 4, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged three-quarters of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged the full amount of those costs. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.

Last day in the fall term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.

December 4, Friday, through December 10, Thursday

December 11, Friday, through December 21, Monday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for fall term courses.

December 22, Tuesday
Upperclass students must vacate the Houses by 5 pm.

Students not continuing in residence for spring term 2016 must leave their rooms by noon.

Students transferring from one House to another must move on this day after noon.

Check with your new House Administrator for a specific time.

December 22, 2015, Tuesday, through January 24, 2016, Sunday
Winter recess.

January 15, Friday, through January 24, Sunday

January 15, Friday
All Houses and Dorms open at 9 am for the spring term.

January 18, Monday
University Holiday: Martin Luther King Day.

Tutor Office Hours
Andrew Chael – Physics and BGLTQ
Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 pm

Gregory Davis – BGLTQ, Race Relations
Fridays, 4:00-5:00 pm

Soledad Prillaman – Government, SASH
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Ridge Prillaman – Business, Public Service
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Erica Brown Soto – Languages and Literature
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm (in the study nook next to W214)

Odeviz Soto – Religion and Sophomore Advising
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm (in the study nook next to W214)

Rob Sinnott – Business and Statistics
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Daniel Sullivan – Economics
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Office Hours by Appointment
Katie Anderson – Medicine

Jose Bengochea – Pre-Law

Max Darnell – Engineering/Biology

Jennifer Hsiao – Biology and Music

Gregory Leya – Medicine

Kenneth Skinner – Chemistry/Biology

Patricia Smith – Pre-Career/Business, BGLTQ

Jeffrey Stout – Fellowships, Physics, and History of Science

Bekah Stout – Fellowships, Music and Literature

Anna Marie Wagner – Pre-Career, Business, Sash, Wellness
Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday, 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit notices to Diana at The Mooseletter is also available at

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About hovsep

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!