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July 10, 2014

Viewpoints: Slamming college costs is easy, but it’s unfair

By John Wilton
Special to The Bee
Published: Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014 - 12:00 am

A new documentary, “The Ivory Tower,” hit theaters recently and is fueling debate about the rising cost and value of higher education.

June 26, 2014

Vice Chancellor John Wilton made the following announcement in a message to the VCAF community:

June 6, 2014

USA TODAY: Cal finds little company in push to cut subsidies
Steve Berkowitz, Christopher Schnaars and Jodi Upton, USA TODAY Sports 9:20 a.m. EDT June 5, 2014

The University of California-Berkeley's dramatic, sustained decrease in its subsidization of its athletics program during a recent three-year period may well be replicable by other NCAA Division I schools.

But none has done it.

June 4, 2014

By Nora Isaacs, AVC-CFO-Office of Strategic Program Management

May 22, 2014

The promise of a gleaming waterfront Richmond Bay Campus grew substantially brighter last week, as the UC Board of Regents signed off on an ambitious proposal to expand research collaborations between UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and private industry — and bring sorely needed employment opportunities to surrounding communities.

May 9, 2014

BERKELEY – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures announced that top international clubs Real Madrid CF and Inter Milan will face off at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium on the University of California, Berkeley campus on Saturday, July 26, as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Kickoff for the contest, which will be broadcast internationally in more than 150 countries and domestically on Fox Sports 2, is set for 3 p.m. PDT.

April 22, 2014

Building Clean Up Week is an innovative program, sponsored by Space & Capital Resources, to help the campus community purge junk in order to create more usable space. So far, staff, faculty, and students have cleared out thousands of pounds of old furniture, chemicals, paper, and office supplies to be thrown away or recycled.

March 31, 2014

Over the summer, I decided to put pen to paper and document why our current financial path is not sustainable. I also wanted to offer solutions to secure the future of this great university. It has taken several months and numerous iterations but, finally, I am ready to share these thoughts with our public in the hope that we will work together.

March 20, 2014

Cal's effort to reshape Memorial Stadium into a multiuse facility took a step forward Monday, when the university announced plans to add the School of Public Policy and the university Visitor Center as full-time tena

In acknowledgement of Berkeley’s hard working staff and your response to our major campus initiatives, as well as the rising cost of health care and UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) contributions, the Chancellor has approved a three percent salary increase for non-represented staff, effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Your managers will receive additional details this week regarding eligibility criteria, funding and the implementation process.

March 13, 2014

And got noticed for it by the Business Times!

February 6, 2014

Vice Chancellor John Wilton’s recent paper captures the vital role that intercollegiate athletics play at UC Berkeley. In a recent Q&A, Wilton talks about why he feels this information is so important to the campus community and addresses some common misconceptions about athletics.

December 23, 2013

Effective January 1, 2014, all new and replacement Cal 1 Card Photo IDs will be produced without a signature printed on the card. All existing Cal 1 Card Photo IDs are still valid and fully functional and will NOT need to be replaced.

December 17, 2013

Dear Campus Colleagues:

Today I am announcing an important appointment to the campus’s leadership group and a related change in our organizational structure. These actions are in response to the new opportunities and challenges we face when it comes to planning, financing, constructing and maintaining our buildings and facilities.

December 12, 2013

The diverse set of revenues supporting Intercollegiate Athletics’ facilities financing continued to grow through the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year with additional revenue anticipated to be realized later in the year.

Read the rest of this story and the Athletic Facilities Financing Report on the Cal Athletics website.

November 12, 2013

Our campus community worked together to achieve an ambitious goal in significantly less time than we had set as a target: we have reduced our carbon footprint to 1990 levels two years earlier than we anticipated! Congratulations and thank you to our Office of Sustainability, the Cal Climate Action Partnership, and all our dedicated students, faculty, and staff for supporting this effort and reaching new heights in conservation at UC Berkeley. Let's keep up the good work!

November 8, 2013

Read about how our Office of Environment, Health, and Safety is helping make our labs safer!

July 19, 2013

Read a recent graduate's article on how UC Berkeley influenced the creation of a green business and why we lead the world in green campuses.

And, congratulations to alumni Rohit Kumar and Rohit Sahdev on the success of their Brush with Bamboo company!

July 11, 2013

This month, as we focus on our Operating Principle “We are accountable to each other,” I am reminded of the importance of looking for opportunities to give and receive feedback – at the individual, team, unit, and campus levels.

This new video highlights two bright spots on campus where our staff effectively elicit, analyze, and act upon feedback to improve performance.