Posted inSchools

Cal Chancellor calls on Silicon Valley to help with funding

Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau (center) flanked by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande (right), and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer (left), as well as Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs Claire Holmes, at a press conference today on campus UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said it’s time for corporate California to step […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Biting the bullet: behind the Cal sports decision

Athletic Director Sandy Barbour In a sombre press conference this afternoon, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and Vice-Chancellor Frank Yeary explained their decision to cut five varsity sports: baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s rugby and women’s lacrosse. “This is a difficult and painful day for our intercollegiate athletic programs,” Barbour […]

Posted inSchools

UC Berkeley Chancellor declares it a “difficult year”

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau is telling his staff that this has been ‘the single most difficult year I personally have experienced.” Birgeneau, who has served as chancellor since 2004, had to deal with severe fiscal constraints, staff furloughs, large-scale protests, vandalism and violence on and near the campus, hunger strikes, and […]

Posted inSchools

Chancellor Birgeneau to implement cost-cutting measures in line with report’s recommendations

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau (left) has said he will implement recommendations made in a consultants’ report in order to reduce costs at the campus by a minimum of $75 million annually over the next three years. Cost cutting will focus on five areas: procurement, organizational simplification, information technology, energy and student services. Initiative […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Protesters attack home of UC Chancellor as he sleeps

A broken light in front of chancellor’s home (Courtesy Noah Berger, AP) A broken light in front of chancellor’s home (Courtesy Noah Berger, AP) State and university officials are condemning a Friday night attack on the home of the UC Berkeley Chancellor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the 11:15 pm incident, in which eight people were arrested, […]