EP3: P/NP in the summer, breaks from Berkeley, and HBSA elections


P/NP in the Summer

Recently, the Faculty for the College of Letters and Science (L&S) extended the policy for pass/no pass (P/NP) grades through summer. What this means is that for classes required to declare, for majors in L&S, summer classes taken P/NP instead of for a grade count towards that calculation. We explored the idea of a more lenient P/NP system, Moffitt traditions, and the idea of building instead of competing against a grade-deflated unrewarding climb. Some references we brought up in discussion come from a framework of education disruption from a16z’s *What’s Next for Education Startups* and Balaji Srinivasan’s 1729.

DRF launches the Prism Investor Track

No stranger to the podcast, Dorm Room Fund recently announced the launch of the Prism Investor Track, a 6-week masterclass bringing together a group of LGBTQ+ students to learn from some of the best investors in the business. Speakers for Prism include Maria Salamanca (Unshackled VC), Lee Edwards (Root VC), and Sam Altman (YC and Open AI). The program runs between June 12th – June 17th; applications are open now and due on May 2nd — apply + read more here!

What’s Next for Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies - a Roundtable

Berkeley Innovation X is hosting a roundtable on the hot topic of digital assets and crypto on 4/22. Register here! Also in the Berkeley crypto space this week — TikToks from @ayushaggy!

HBSA Elections

Elections for the Haas Business School Association are in full swing. We explore why election platforms at Haas always feel the same, question underlying nepotism + motivations, talk about expanding Haas to represent more than just the ABCs, and generally give Vedika (luckily the podcast’s only Haas cohost) a hard time.