Chancellor Christ authorized the expenditure of $1M to allow the "Free Speech" of right-wing haters; she neglected her obligation to allow others to be free of their hate.
The new chancellor has inherited a university that is politically fragmented and financially distressed.
The UC regents will vote Thursday on the nomination.
In a letter to the campus community, Dirks said he had come to a personal decision that "the time was right for him to step aside" to "allow someone else to take up the financial and institutional challenges ahead of us.”
The investigation centers on the chancellor's use of the university's gym and a personal trainer.
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.
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.
When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was in town he joked around with Robert Reich and grabbed lunch with Cal Chancellor Nick Dirks among other things.
Hours after a student group uninvited Bill Maher to speak at UC Berkeley’s December commencement, Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks invited him back, citing his constitutionally protected right to free speech.
The formal inauguration of Nicholas Dirks, UC Berkeley’s tenth chancellor, took place on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8. The event comprised a public symposia on the three pillars of Dirks’ administration — undergraduate education, the role of the global university, and research and innovation — a noontime rally on Sproul Plaza and an investiture ceremony.
Nicholas Dirks will be formally inaugurated as UC Berkeley’s tenth chancellor on Friday in a celebratory event on campus that will include a colorful procession, performances and discussions about higher education in the 21st century.
The second floor of California Hall is bright and airy, with a hushed air of importance. As Berkeleyside ascended the staircase last week, Dan Mogulof, UC Berkeley’s head of communications, alerted us to prepare for a shock: The new chancellor was wearing jeans.