Berkeley Broadside - May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018


Monday, May 7

  10:00pm   BKCC Study Break, Dining Hall

Tuesday, May 8

  10:00pm   Camille Thomasson’s Study Break, Dining Hall

Wednesday, May 9

   9:00pm  Karin Shedd’s and Edward Marsh’s Study Break, location TBD

Thursday, May 10

   Noon     Residences close for the Summer.  Keys can be returned to dropboxes either outside the BK Office (Entry F) or in the Mendenhall Room.

On the horizon

Wed 16 May   Senior Fogs & Fajitas cookout, North Court

Sun 20 May    BK Baccalaureate Ceremony (10am) and Class Day ceremony (2pm)

Mon 21 May   University Commencement


Dear Berkeley,

On this, my final Broadside installment of the academic year, I want to recognize a few career milestones in our community.  First, right here in the BK office, we can congratulate Sarah and Naomi on rounding out their first year coordinating events all across the college!  They have done a tremendous job learning the myriad roles of BK leadership, and have added personal artistic flair to brighten and bolster the college spirit.  Although I work less often with Damaris on a daily basis, I’m ever grateful for her stable and warm presence in the Dean’s office this year.

This summer, we will bid farewell to custodian Arthur Davis, who is retiring after more than a decade of continuous work in Berkeley.  We wish him well on his new phase of life!

In the summer, we will also say goodbye to our North Court Resident Fellows, Karin and Edward, who will be staying in the NY-CT area -= just not here in Berkeley.  Come back to visit us often!  Moving into the North Court apartment will be Garth Ross, inaugural Executive Director of the Schwarzman Center.  Garth hails from Washington DC, where he has worked on daily programming of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts through the last 20 years or so.  I’ll introduce him in greater detail, in one of the autumnal Broadside issues; stay tuned!  I’m happy to report that Camille Thomasson will remain as our South Court Resident Fellow next year, hurrah!

Lastly and most importantly, this is my opportunity to acknowledge Renita Miller’s fabulous service as your Dean for the past two years.  Working with her has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career.  Her deep compassion and care for students underlies everything she does.  I wish her and the entire Miller family the greatest success at Princeton!

The search for Berkeley’s next Dean is well underway.  I want to express my sincere thanks to all the members of the search committee:  BK Fellows Norma Thompson, Rebekah Westphal, and Andrew Dowe; and students Kaveri Curlin ‘19, Frances Arnautou ‘20, Mohammed Hussari ‘20, and Andy Xie ‘21.  This week, the committee is completing its task to recommend our top candidates for final consideration by the Yale College Dean’s Office.  Stay tuned for an official announcement in about a month’s time!

Meanwhile, back in the present, our nightly study breaks continue!  Three more chances to grab a quick bite with your BK family!  While one eye is focused on your readings, keep the other pinned to the flat screen displays for more details as they emerge….

This summer, wherever it may take you, be on the lookout for photographic opportunities—when we return in August, the BK Art Space will be ready to display some of your best high-quality snaps!

Peace until August,

HoC Evans


This year, the Dean’s Corner is sent out separately from the Broadside.  Check your inbox for a message from Dean Miller with all the details!


Do you have any comments, questions, or suggestions regarding your experiences in our dining hall or other dining halls on campus?  Please submit your feedback here.

The summer is a great time to catch up, get ahead, or focus on your favorite subjects. The deadline to apply for Yale Summer Session A is next Monday, May 7th!

Visit to find a course that works with your academic goals and summer plans. On-campus and online courses are offered. Financial assistance is available – learn more here.

Session A: May 28-June 29

Application Deadline: Monday, May 7th

Session B: July 2-August 3

Application Deadline: Monday, June 11th 

Thanks to our math physics tutor, Aaron Hillman ’18, and our writing tutor, Cathy Shufro, for helping us out with our QR and WR needs throughout the year!

LOST(!) AND FOUND(?) – LAST CHANCE!!  Missing something?  When we find assorted shiznit around the college, we bring it to the office, first floor in Entry F.  Isn’t it about the right time to come home?  It’s now or never; after Commencement we will donate all unclaimed items to charity.  Speaking of charity, don’t forget to donate unwanted (but still good quality) items to the Spring Salvage bins in our covered entryways.

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

‘Bye everyone!  See you in the Fall – Brie