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Chancellor Dirks: Expect ‘painful changes’ at UC Berkeley

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. In universities, change is especially difficult,” Dirks said during a press conference yesterday. “There […]

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Chancellor Dirks warns of UC Berkeley’s unsustainable structural deficit

In a message to the UC Berkeley community at 8 a.m. today, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks warned about the consequences of “a substantial and growing structural deficit,” which he termed unsustainable. The strong statement on the deficit announced a comprehensive strategic planning process, with a detailed reexamination of all discretionary expenditures, including athletics and capital costs. […]