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.
The end of the 1960s? Regents vote to put housing in People’s Park.
About 1,100 students will be housed in two buildings in the long-contested park.
UC Berkeley plans to resume classes in the fall of 2021 that are ‘primarily in-person’
The announcement comes amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases throughout California and a slight uptick at Cal.
UC Berkeley launches largest ever, $6 billion fundraising campaign
The money will go to faculty positions, scholarships, student housing, research and more.
Protesters interrupt an open house on building student dorms at People’s Park
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.
UC Berkeley forges ahead with housing at People’s Park, other sites
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.
UC Berkeley Chancellor: ‘It’s been a long tunnel but … we can see the light’
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.
With some ‘soul searching,’ and fundraising, UC Berkeley slashes its deficit
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?
Do Nazis have free-speech rights? A UC Berkeley panel digs in
Touching on when Nazis marched in Skokie, a panel discussed whether far-right activists, like Milo Yiannopoulos, should be banned or allowed on campus.
On heels of rally, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín condemns ‘violent extremism’
Antifa has become the target of the mayor’s criticism in the days following rallies that drew thousands to the streets of Berkeley.
Stephen Bannon may be invited to speak at UC Berkeley
The former White House chief strategist could join a roster of far-right firebrands invited to the campus this fall.
After tensions, UC Berkeley offers to host Ben Shapiro at Zellerbach
After a summer of will-they-won’t-they, UC Berkeley has said Ben Shapiro can speak at Zellerbach Hall on Sept. 14.