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December 5, 2014

Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Andrew Rossi’s documentary, The Ivory Tower, has fueled a debate about the rising cost and value of higher education.

The film focuses on examples that highlight the increasing costs of higher education and asks how this is compatible with the goal of providing access to as many students as possible - a good question. But the film stops short of tackling the more difficult next step - how do we create a financially sustainable framework that enables us to achieve this aspirational goal?

November 26, 2014

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BERKELEY – A search committee comprised of a UC Berkeley administrator, a faculty member, an alumnus, a coach and a former student-athlete has been formed to advise Chancellor Nicholas Dirks on naming a new Director of Athletics. 

November 5, 2014

Note: This CalMessage was sent on November 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

October 1, 2014

UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation Launches Convenient Mobile Payment Option

Berkeley, CA – As part of UC Berkeley’s continued efforts to improve customer service to parking patrons, UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation today launched a mobile parking payment option, PayByPhone. The service is available for UC Berkeley’s 5,500 parking spaces and offers more convenient payment options for hourly parking on campus.

August 4, 2014

July 18, 2014

Staff Appreciation Week Recap

Participants in Cal Walks at Work Day stage a "Instant Recess Flash Mob" on Memorial Glade. (UC Berkeley photo by Cailey Cotner)

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

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.

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

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.