For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.
About 1,100 students will be housed in two buildings in the long-contested park.
The announcement comes amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases throughout California and a slight uptick at Cal.
The money will go to faculty positions, scholarships, student housing, research and more.
A meeting to gather input on Cal’s plans to create up to 1,200 beds for students at the Southside park drew some curious community members, a few students and also protesters who oppose construction on the historic site.
Chancellor Carol Christ tells Berkeleyside progress is being made on the university’s housing plans. Also: Buildings that might come down because of seismic issues, and the novel experience of a balanced budget.
After just one year on the job, Carol Christ has significantly reduced Cal’s deficit and is moving forward with the university’s most pressing challenge: lack of student housing.
Cal is on track for a two-thirds reduction in its $150 million deficit by July. How was that progress made, and what challenges remain?
Touching on when Nazis marched in Skokie, a panel discussed whether far-right activists, like Milo Yiannopoulos, should be banned or allowed on campus.
Antifa has become the target of the mayor’s criticism in the days following rallies that drew thousands to the streets of Berkeley.
The former White House chief strategist could join a roster of far-right firebrands invited to the campus this fall.
After a summer of will-they-won’t-they, UC Berkeley has said Ben Shapiro can speak at Zellerbach Hall on Sept. 14.