The new chancellor has inherited a university that is politically fragmented and financially distressed.
UC Berkeley: Free speech lawsuit is unfounded
The university has filed a response to a Berkeley College Republican and Young America’s Foundation lawsuit, which alleged that Cal officials restricted First Amendment rights.
UC Berkeley names faculty adviser on sexual harassment and violence
Sharon Inkelas, linguistics professor, has been named the special faculty adviser to the chancellor on sexual violence/sexual harassment for a three-year term, beginning July 24.
UC Berkeley fires South Asian studies professor for sexually harassing students
The dismissal ties up the latest case in a string of sexual misconduct controversies involving Cal faculty in recent years.
UC Berkeley suspends plans for Richmond ‘global campus’
The project was designed as an alternative to UC Berkeley establishing campuses in other countries as some universities, including New York University, have done in recent years.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks says he will step down
In a letter to the campus community, Dirks said he had come to a personal decision that “the time was right for him to step aside” to “allow someone else to take up the financial and institutional challenges ahead of us.”
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks under investigation
The investigation centers on the chancellor’s use of the university’s gym and a personal trainer.
Berkeley Law dean resigns after sexual harassment suit
Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry has resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit. Photo: Berkeley Law Sujit Choudhry resigned his position as dean of Berkeley Law on Thursday, following Tuesday’s filing of a lawsuit seeking damages from both Choudhry and the Regents of the University of California for sexual harassment. Tyann Sorrell, who […]
Chancellor Dirks: Expect ‘painful changes’ at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley could face dramatic changes in a comprehensive strategic review. Photo: Greg Merritt The comprehensive strategic review announced Wednesday by UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks promises to bring significant change to the campus, including staff cuts, academic reorganization, and a more intensive effort to sweat the university’s assets, including real estate. “Change is difficult for everyone. […]
Chancellor Dirks warns of UC Berkeley’s unsustainable structural deficit
‘A substantial and growing structural deficit’ is spurring a comprehensive strategic review of costs, processes and revenues at UC Berkeley. Photo: file ‘A substantial and growing structural deficit’ is spurring a comprehensive strategic review of costs, processes and revenues at UC Berkeley. Photo: file In a message to the UC Berkeley community at 8 a.m. […]
‘2 for 1’ ticket offer extended for Uncharted Ideas Festival
Among the speakers confirmed for Uncharted are (clockwise from upper left) Elñora Tena Webb, Nicholas Dirks, Alice Dreger, Shannon Brownlee, Anna Lappé and Doug Solomon. This year’s Uncharted Ideas Festival in Berkeley, Oct. 16-17, is gearing up to be the best yet. Newly confirmed speakers include UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, bestselling author Anna Lappé, also founder […]
Where did NYC mayor lunch with Cal Chancellor?
When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was in town he joked around with Robert Reich and grabbed lunch with Cal Chancellor Nick Dirks among other things.