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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]