Berkeley Broadside

April 19, 2017

CALENDAR  Items in red are of primary academic concern

Monday, April 24

    Bulldog Daze(1)

    4:00pm   IM Spikeball vs MC

    5:30pm   Fellows meeting with Kimberly Goff-Crews, BK alumna, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life at Yale (student signup in BK office)

Tuesday, April 25

    Bulldog Daze(2)

    5:15pm   IM Ultimate vs DC 

Wednesday, April 26

    Bulldog Daze(3)

    4:00pm   IM Soccer vs SM

    5:15pm   IM Softball vs JE

    8:00pm   IM Badminton vs DC

 Thursday, April 27

    4:00pm   IM Softball vs ES

    5:15pm   IM Soccer vs JE

    8:00pm   IM Dodgeball vs DC

 Friday, April 28

    11:30-2pm   Bishop BASH, South Court & Cross-Campus

    4-5 pm   Tea & Talk, Common Room

Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term.

Classes end, 5:30pm; reading period begins.

Saturday, April 29

    Spring Fling, Old Campus

    7:30-9:30   BK Knitting Club, Mendenhall Room

 Sunday, April 30

    4-5pm    BKCC meeting, Mendenhall Room (open to all)

    9pm       Class of 2020: Looking Forward / Looking Back, Dining Hall

 On the Horizon:

Tuesday, May 2:  SENIOR dinner (meet at Swensen House 5pm; class photo South Court 5:30)   


Apr. 28


Classes end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades

May 1


Applications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.

May 4


Reading period ends, 5 p.m.
Final examinations begin, 7 p.m.†
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.

May 10


Examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.

May 11


Residences close for underclassmen, 12 noon.

May 22


University Commencement.

May 23


Residences close for seniors, 12 noon.



It’s the beginning of the end for IMs this year. The days are getting longer, the grass is growing taller, and we are edging ever-closer to the declaration of the 2016-17 Tyng Cup champions. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to give it all I’ve got over the next two weeks to guarantee that BK will be lofting that glorious trophy high above our heads. Join me, and let’s keep that sucker right where it belongs, in Berkeley College!  [Indeed, right under David Swensen’s portrait! –ed]

Games this week:

4:00 Mon 4/24 Spikeball vs. MC

5:15 Tue 4/25 Ultimate vs. DC

4:00 Wed 4/26 Soccer vs. SM

5:15 Wed 4/26 Softball vs. JE

8:00 Wed 4/26 Badminton vs. DC

5:15 Thur 4/27 Soccer vs. JE

8:00 Thu 4/27 Dodgeball vs. DC

4:00 Thur 4/27 Softball vs. ES

EXTENDED DEAN’S CORNER (and other cool stuff)


Jocina Becker, an MBA student at the School of Management, wants to pass on a summer internship opportunity to share with the college. It is open to all Yale College students – all years are welcome to apply!

We are working on a social venture start-up and building platform to make civic engagement more fun and accessible for millennial women. This summer we are looking for an intern to join the team and help specifically with marketing and communications.  

More information and the link to apply by May 4 is at . Timing and commitment is flexible – we are looking for a minimum of 4 weeks at 10-20 hours/week.


The Getty Foundation, with the LA County Arts Commission, has funded internships for undergraduates of color for the past 25 years.

These are 10-week internships at the Getty and arts organizations throughout LA County that are designed to offer students exposure and experiences in the arts and to career fields they may have never considered, so the students need not have any background in the arts. Here is all the info for students:

Positions at the Getty have already been filled (stay tuned next year for notice of when those opportunities are posted for summer 2018), but they also fund internships ($5000 for 10 weeks) at many LA arts organizations. 


A $500 prize, open to any undergraduate student in Yale College, shall be awarded annually to the best essay in Translation Studies or to the best Literary Translation.  “Translation studies” is understood to include theoretical and historical questions involving language, culture, and medium, while “literary translation” encompasses all genres, so long as the chosen work is deemed substantial.  Submissions that combine actual translation and reflections on issues raised or exemplified by the process are welcome.

Submissions must include: (1) a cover letter with basic information about the student’s studies/major and about the context in which the essay/translation was written; (2) a translator’s introduction describing the intellectual, historical, and/or technical context of the translated text; (3) a copy of the translated text(s) in the original language, as an appendix to your translation; (4) annotation, as deemed relevant, for literary translations.  Please submit three hard copies of work to the Comparative Literature Department office by Friday, April 28.  The prize will be presented along with other Comparative Literature prizes at the department’s Spring reception in early May.


The Elizabethan Club at Yale University, awards two Prizes for the best undergraduate student term paper or senior thesis/project on a subject of interest to the Club:

         Outstanding work on literature, arts, or culture of the Renaissance.
         Outstanding work on interpretations, re-creation, or criticism relating to literature, arts, and culture of the Renaissance.
         Outstanding work based on research done in the Elizabethan Club Library (used at the Beinecke Library).

Work from any department is eligible and nominations can come from faculty, advisors, or the students themselves. The competition is open to all Yale students, regardless of department. They do not need to be members of the Club.

The winner will receive a $1000 prize.

In order to be considered for this prize, the following deadlines must be met:

         By 4 P.M. on Friday, May 12: Submit an electronic copy of a completed paper or dissertation by sending it as an email attachment to Please use the subject line “Elizabethan Essay Prize, Undergraduate”.

For each submission, a letter of nomination or reader’s report from the department should also be sent to use the subject line “Elizabethan Essay Prize, Undergraduate—Nomination”.

 Papers received after 4 P.M. that day cannot be considered because of the tight deadlines under which the selection committees must operate.
If you have questions or for additional information contact

Joseph W. Gordon
President of the Elizabethan Club 


MB&B will hold an “MB&B Study Hall” on Wednesday, May 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in BASS 405, 260 Whitney Avenue (not Bass Library).  MB&B Professors from our spring courses, the DUS and Registrar, as well as the undergraduate advisors will be present to answer all of your questions, whether they are review questions in preparation for final exams, help with term papers, or questions about next term’s curriculum!  We welcome all students taking MB&B spring courses, students majoring in MB&B and/or students interested in the major! Refreshments will be served.


Study Abroad: Getting Ready to Study Abroad

For students studying abroad over the Summer or Fall Semester, we encourage you to make the most of all that your program and country have to offer.

Visit the Prepare and Go  section of the Study Abroad Website for valuable information and resources to help prepare you for your experience.

Accessing Yale’s Resources while Abroad

Students studying abroad over the Summer, Fall, or Academic Year 2017-18, please make sure you can access Yale’s resources while away from campus.

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours

Every Friday from 2 – 4 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Study abroad advisers are available for walk-ins during the spring 2017 semester (beginning 1/20 and ending 5/5). These meetings are 15 minutes in length and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Connect with a Study Abroad Advisor here.


Drop-in Advising
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122

Announcement: Yale is retiring its old travel registration database and moving to a new system built on the software platform Veoci.  Prior to recording travel in the new system, you will need to create and set up a user account. Access and instructions for setting up an account on Yale’s new travel registry are at account setup is a one-time process and takes less than 5 minutes.  If you have any difficulties, try a different browser or contact Carolyn Marks.

American Association of University Women CT Student Advisory Council
Apply to join a group of six to ten student leaders that advise AAUW-Connecticut on strategies for the future of young women and girls. Students are Ambassadors to our college and university partner institutions and AAUW CT branches.  Members will serve a one-year term from May 2017-May 2018.

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP. 


Fulbright Information Sessions

Monday, April 24th at 4:00 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Wednesday, May 3rd at 12:30 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English in more than 160 countries. Start by getting the inside scoop from Yale College’s Fulbright Program Advisers and past winners. Deadlines begin in August, so now is the time to start the process. Add a Fulbright session directly to your calendar.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Tuesday, May 16th at 1:00 PM – Live Webinar, register here  - last chance this semester

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is an international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. No knowledge of Chinese is required. Add a Schwarzman Scholars session directly to your calendar.

Rhodes & Beyond: UK Postgraduate Fellowships Information Sessions

Monday, May 1st at 12:30 @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor – last chance this semester

There are UK fellowship options post-graduation in almost any subject, scientific research, and more—for US citizens and international students alike. Get the inside scoop from Yale’s UK fellowships adviser and past winners. Deadlines begin in August, so now is the time to start the process. You must attend a Rhodes & Beyond Information Session before you can meet with Yale’s UK fellowships adviser for a one-on-one appointment. Add a Rhodes & Beyond session directly to your calendar.

Yale Fellowships Drop-In Hours

Every Friday when class is in session from 2 – 4 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.

The entire fellowships team is on hand every Friday during the spring semester to advise, answer questions, explain application procedures, and more.

Never Miss Another Fellowships Deadline

Hear directly from the fellowships team: sign up for your class year’s Yale Fellowships weekly newsletter.

Visit the fellowships calendar to easily copy any Yale Fellowships event to your own calendar, and for many additional opportunities, including national and international fellowships with direct application processes, wherein applicants apply directly for the opportunity, and not through Yale. The fellowships featured above all require applicants to apply through the Yale Fellowship Programs office—either for campus nomination or institutional review.

Contact the BK office with questions, comments, or submissions. Submissions are due by noon, Friday, for publication on the following Monday.