Berkeley Broadside - September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018
CALENDAR  Items in red are of primary academic concern
Monday, September 10
    1:30-4:00pm         Dean B drop-in hours I (Entry F, first floor)
  **5:00pm**     Final course schedules for the Class of 2022 due in the BK Dean’s Office.
Tuesday, September 11
    10:00-11:30am    Dean B drop-in hours II (Entry F, first floor)
    1:30-3:00pm         Dean B drop-in hours III (Entry F, first floor)
  **5:00pm**     Final course schedules for the Class of 2020,2021 due in the BK Dean’s Office.
     5:15pm                 IM Coed Flag Football vs SM (IM fields; buses depart PWG)
     9:00pm                 IM Coed Table Tennis vs BF (Payne Whitney 5th Floor)
Wednesday, September 12
        All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date.  Final deadline to apply for a fall-term Leave of Absence.  Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of fall-term tuition.
    10:00-11:30am    Dean B drop-in hours IV (Entry F, first floor)
    2:00-3:30pm         Dean B drop-in hours V (Entry F, first floor)
    4:00pm                  IM Coed Soccer vs TD (IM fields)
  **5:00pm**    Final course schedules for the Class of 2019, Eli Whitney due, BK Dean’s Office.
    5:30-8:30pm        Fellows meeting with Wazhma Sadat, “A Journey from Kabul to Yale,”
                                    Swensen House.  Interested students can sign up here to attend.
Thursday, September 13
    2-5pm                    Brie returns to regular office hours, Entry F
    4:00pm                  IM Coed Flag Football vs ES (IM fields)
   10:00pm                 IM Coed Table Tennis vs ES (Payne Whitney 5th Floor)
[Stilesians ‘bout to have a long weekend of lickin’ their wounds—ed.]
Sunday, September 16
    4-5pm    BKCC meeting, Mendenhall Room (open to all)
Looking ahead
    Fri 21 Sept   BKCC Trivia Night, Mendenhall Room

Dear Berkeley,
Looking back on last week, I first want to extend huge thanks to Lukas Walz ’20 and Safia Speer ’20, for organizing our Big/Little Sib and Mentorpalooza kickoff events!  These occasions are intended to be just the start of peer advising networks that we hope will continue through the year.  Of course we will have occasional organized events through the year, but please take it upon yourself to reach out to your little sib or mentee from time to time.
This week is primarily designed for turning in schedules, so please keep those sharp 5pm deadlines in mind.  After turning them in, head out to the intramural fields or the gym for some wellness with a greater cause!  (That is, bringing back the Tyng Cup to its rightful home in BK.)
This week, I’d like to mention our College Fellowship as a way for students to get to know our affiliated community of scholars, artists, athletes, and professionals from many walks of life. The Fellows are listed on this page, and they are enthusiastic to get to know current students!  About every third week of the academic year, the college hosts Fellows’ Meetings in the Swensen House, and students are invited to sign up for attendance.  Each meeting is advertised in the Broadside calendar a week ahead of time, so have a look to see if you’re interested!  For example, our first meeting this year will host Wazhma Sadat, who will be presenting “A Journey from Kabul to Yale.” 
The Labor Day Road Race was a great event to start up an active year, so why not continue?  Are you interested in another organized physical activity, but this time 100% supporting a noble cause?  Sign up for the HAVEN 5k Run/Walk!  The date is October 7th; the place is Edgewood Park in Westville.  Berkeley will be reimbursing the $25 registration fee for 10 students, and all proceeds go towards funding for HAVEN Free Clinic. HAVEN is an entirely student volunteer-run clinic that provides free primary care to residents of the local community.  To register, follow this link , select ‘Join Team,’ choose Berkeley College, and choose ‘5K Participant - Adult: $25.00.’  It’s recommended that you come to the BK Office to do this, so that we can ensure that your registration is among those first 10 that are reimbursable.
Please scroll down this entire newsletter for other interesting events and opportunities!
And finally, here’s the BK lottery!  Yale Cabaret is performing “The Purple Flower” by Marita Bonner.  According to the promotion: “Originally published in The Crisis in 1928, The Purple Flower  is credited as the first known experimental work written by a black American woman. Bonner combines both biblical imagery and political allegory in order to inspire revolution and disrupt what she calls “the thin-skin-of-civilization.” Though never performed in Bonner’s lifetime, this seminal text of the African American avant-garde remains extremely relevant and urgent today.”  A pair of tickets for any of the four shows (Fri and Sat, 8pm or 11pm) can be yours by entering the lottery using this link by Wednesday Noon.
Peace, HoC Evans
DEAN’S CORNER                                                                      
Greetings Berkeleyites,
I hope shopping period has gone well and that your course schedules are shaping up! Remember that schedules are due in the BK Dean’s Office in accordance with the deadlines listed in the Calendar at the beginning of the Broadside. Also remember that you can find these deadlines and other information related to the Dean’s Office on the new Dean’s Office Calendar.
Berkeley est optimus!
Dean B
DROP-IN HOURS for the next two weeks are as follows: 

  • Tues., Sept. 11: 10:00-11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Wed., Sept. 12: 10:00-11:30 am and 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Wed., Sept. 19: 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Fri., Sept. 21: 1:30-3:30 pm 

APPOINTMENTS:  To schedule an appointment with Dean B outside of drop-in hours, contact Damaris (; 203-432-0502). If you have a routine question that you wish to send by email, please send it to both Damaris and Dean B, and whoever can answer it first, will. Please remember that Damaris is at lunch from noon to 1:00 pm every day, so plan accordingly especially when calling / emailing to schedule an appointment.
Course schedules must be sealed online, printed, and signed by appropriate advisers before being submitted to the Berkeley Dean’s Office. The deadline on each of the dates listed in the Calendar above is 5:00pm sharp. Schedules submitted at 5:01pm are late. Students submitting a late schedule are fined $50. Recap of deadlines:

  • Class of 2020 and 2021: Tuesday, September 11
  • Class of 2019 and Eli Whitney students: Wednesday, September 12

Course Load: A schedule of 3 or 3.5 course credits and a schedule of 6 course credits or more needs my permission before the schedule is handed in. Schedules of fewer than 3 course credits are not permitted unless you are part of the Eli Whitney Students Program. Schedules of 4 or 4.5 credits are strongly encouraged for first-year (first term) students.
Course Overlap: Enrollment in courses that overlap requires special permission. Online Couse Selection does not check for conflicts in class meeting times (that is the student’s responsibility). Contact me if this applies to you. 
Course Schedule: Once you print your final schedule, you cannot go back in to OCS to make changes and print a different final schedule. The inclusion or removal of a course must be hand written on the printed final schedule itself (in the Include and Remove Sections).  If you need to add or remove anything on your course schedule, please see Damaris.
Professional School OR Graduate School Courses
Graduate School courses
Blue forms are not required for graduate school course enrollment. Most graduate school courses can be added to the OCS worksheet for 1 Yale College course credit. Exceptions to this are independent study/research courses and courses that have historically been approved for a Yale College course credit value other than 1. A list of exceptions is provided on theUniversity Registrar’s Office website and includes instruction as to how to proceed with enrollment, if enrollment is allowed. Students are directed to this information during the course registration process in OCS.
Professional School courses
Blue forms are required for ALL professional school course enrollment.

  • Course schedules: Students should add professional school courses (including second-half courses) to their schedules before they seal. Courses not available to be added in OCS must be written on the paper schedule. Late additions require a Course Change Notice (CCN), for a $20 fee. 

Independent Study Limits (Directed Reading, Directed Research, etc.): There are limits on the number that a student can enroll in during a given year and over four years. See here. Enrolling in an independent study requires the additional permission of the relevant Director of Undergraduate Studies.
A Dean’s Excuse is a paper form signed by the residential college dean that authorizes the postponement of written work or exams during term-time due to the following exceptional circumstances as stated in the Yale College Programs of Study:

  • incapacitating illness;
  • the death of a family member;
  • a comparable emergency;
  • the observance of religious holy days;
  • required participation in a varsity athletic event 

Dean’s Excuses are limited in scope and only cover the postponement of assignments, quizzes, tests and other phenomena with a deadline that is ‘postponable.’ In all other cases of work missed during the term, only the instructor has the authority to decide whether or not the student is permitted to make up the work, so the student should contact the instructor directly.  
If you ever find yourself in one of the exceptional circumstances listed above, contact Damaris as soon as possible to schedule a meeting with me.
Calling all Coqs,
Last week’s heat may have quivered other colleges into submission, but this week is jam-packed and our opponents are going to show. We need a strong start to take back the Tyng, so let’s get out there in force! 
The buses leave PWG every 15 mins to the IM fields and take 15 mins to arrive - follow your fellow Coqs to get there! (Try to get to the IM Fields 15 mins before start time!!)
COED Soccer vs MC; 09/10/18 - 5:15pm at IM Fields
COED Football vs SM; 09/11/18 - 5:15pm at IM Fields
COED Table Tennis vs BF; 09/11/18 - 9:00pm at PWG Room K, 5th Floor
COED Soccer vs TD; 09/12/18 - 4:00pm at IM Fields
COED Football vs ES; 09/13/18 - 4:00pm at IM Fields
COED Table Tennis vs ES; 09/13/18 - 10:00pm at PWG Room K, 5th Floor
Your IM Secs,
Ryan Lim ‘19, Amelia Farinas ‘20, and Owen Ogden ‘20
Wassup BK, hope ur week was radical. Here’s what BKCC has for you:
How bout that UP movie night on Friday? Super shout out to Camille and all those who helped make the night so awesome! *insert thumbs up + hearty eyes emoji* J
Now that we’re back into the swing of things, we’d love to re-introduce our very own Bark-ley Wall, on the wall right in front of the main stairs to the buttery. Inspired by the one and only correct pronunciation of the name of our beloved George Berkeley, the Barkley wall features the dogs of all our bkeautiful students. Fill out THIS FORM with a pic of ur doge!
Berkeley is looking for 2 representatives for The Undergraduate Student Title IX Advisory Board, and you could be one of them! The Undergraduate Student Title IX Advisory Board is responsible for overseeing Yale’s efforts to address and prevent gender discrimination and sexual misconduct at Yale. In this role, you would help provide the student perspective on Yale’s policies and programs related to Title IX. Please fill out THIS FORM if you’re interested. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about how to make effective change and gain valuable leadership experience!
Not much else other than that for this week, but be ready for some upcoming spiicccyyy deets about Thunderball and trivia night!
Blessed be the Berkeleyites,
Lauren Chapey (President), Safia Speer (Vice President), Ohshue Gatanaga (Student Activities Committee Chair), Qusay Omran (Secretary), and Charlotte Emerson (Publicity Chair). 

BK TUTORS                                                                             
Announcing Berkeley’s own Math/Science/QR tutor, Andrew Sparkman ’19!  Andrew will be ready for drop-in tutoring twice per week.  On Mondays 7:00-8:30pm, he will be at the Center for Teaching and Learning, officially room 116C (walk through Sterling Library to get there).  On Wednesdays 9:00-10:30pm, he will be in the Walker Seminar Room, which is accessible from the tunnel just outside the buttery and computer lab, and next to the lower Laz.  The Wednesday hours are particularly amenable to a tutoring session followed by a visit to the buttery.
A message from BK WRITING TUTOR Cathy Shufro:
Any writer can benefit from the insights of a reader. Just as I depend on magazine editors to stand in for my readers, I will do the same for you.
So: Go to the tutoring sign-up page (using this link or via the search terms “college tutor Yale”). Under BK, choose a time slot from the “BK only” line or the “all students” line. I offer “BK only” hours in hopes of getting to know you and working with you from your first reading response to your senior essay.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get a confirmation email with directions to my office in North Court basement (near the big study room). That message will include instructions for sending me a draft.
You don’t need to have a draft, however. I’m happy to help you choose among prompts, to brainstorm with you about an assignment, or to talk over your writing process. Besides academic papers, you may bring in personal writing, cover letters, and application essays for fellowships, internships and grad school.
You are free to meet with tutors from other colleges—but not to bring the same draft to more than one tutor; the purpose of this rule is to leave time for other students. If you find you can’t come to an appointment, please cancel by the evening before.
OTHER EVENTS                                                                       
Are you a proud member of Berkeley College who’s looking for a leadership role on campus? If so, you’re in luck! The BK FELLOWS PROGRAM is looking for an Associate Liaison to join our team and ultimately take over the student-led portion of the program once our senior leaders graduate. 
What You’ll Do
- Assist in launching programming to build relationships between current BK students and our wonderful alumni network 
- Organize communications to the BK community; 
- Low time commitment (infrequent, as-needed meetings; ~2 hours/week of work) 
- Run the student-led portion of the Program starting Spring of 2019
Benefits: gaining leadership experience in the BK community, learning more about and connecting with our extensive BK alumni network, helping to establish new programming that will allow BK students to build meaningful connections with notable alumni 
What We’re Looking For
- Second and third year students (‘20 or ‘21)
- Organized, pays close attention to detail and quickly responds to emails 
- A passion for the BK community and the benefits of the Yale alumni network 
If you’re interested, please reach out to Max ( or Varsha ( with the subject line BK Fellows Program Associate Liaison Position so we can chat about potentially bringing you on board! 
Cheers to a great semester, 
Max & Varsha

Peer Mentoring for Students with Disabilities
Are you looking for guidance on living with a disability at Yale?  This could include physical impairments, chronic illness, mental illness, “invisible illness”, or anything similar.  
If so, sign up to be matched with a Disability Peer Mentor!   We will pair you with an upper-level student for connection and guidance, who you can talk to about the unique issues you may be facing.  There’s no need to put any personal medical information on your signup form, and all signups are confidential. 
Forms are accessible at this link:
Please email with any questions. 

Sincerely, Rose Bender
Disability Peer Mentor Program Coordinator

Academic Strategies Workshops provide insights and practical approaches to students’ everyday academic work. Click here for more details.
This semester, the YASP is making a point of providing more resources via the web, including a guide for students called “Starting Smart: How to focus your academic effort from the first class.”
They also are working with the Yale College Dean’s Office to provide support programming to first-generation/low-income students through the FGLI Community Initiative. Events will be held on Monday and Thursday nights at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is creating a volunteer Student Focus Group. This group will provide feedback and share new ideas about specific teaching and learning topics during four in-person meetings per academic year. The group will share and discuss personal experiences from the classroom and other learning environments. Diverse viewpoints and backgrounds will produce useful and out-of-the-box suggestions for the CTL to try out. You can apply to be a member of the CTL Student Focus Group by filling out a short form on their website. Sara Epperson, Director of Digital Education, and Patrick C. O’Brien, Communications Officer, will coordinate the CTL Student Focus Group.

Each Residential College is assigned a personal librarian, and this year, BK’s is the wonderfully helpful Scott Matheson. Please feel free to contact him with any and all library-related questions.  Scott is also a loyal BK Fellow!

STUDY ABROAD:  Interested in study abroad, national or international fellowship opportunities, or career advice? If so, consider bookmarking the Center for International and Professional Experience’s Weekly Digest.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS: Interested in national or international fellowship opportunities? Hear directly from the fellowships team: sign up to receive your class year’s Fellowship Programs biweekly newsletter.  Visit Yale Fellowship Programs’ Calendar to keep up-to-date on events and information sessions, important deadlines, and many additional opportunities.
OFFICE OF CAREER STRATEGY: It’s never too early to start planning for your future after Yale. Meet with an adviser for questions related to the OCR program at the Office of Career Strategy. Also remember to complete the required 2018 Summer Activities Survey for Returning Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you haven’t already, you must complete this very brief survey (takes less than 3 minutes) available on the Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Please note this survey is a required part of the Registrar’s check-in process for all returning students.

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