The new chancellor has inherited a university that is politically fragmented and financially distressed.
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.
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.
The dismissal ties up the latest case in a string of sexual misconduct controversies involving Cal faculty in recent years.
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.
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.”
The investigation centers on the chancellor’s use of the university’s gym and a personal trainer.
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 […]
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. […]
‘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. […]
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 […]
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.