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The funding conundrum: Cal’s dwindling state support

Aerial view of Sproul Plaza

By David Peterkovsky Since UC Berkeley is a public university, many people believe that the State of California covers the vast majority of Cal’s budget. The reality, however, is quite different. Today, the state funds just 13 percent of Berkeley’s overall operating budget (tuition, research funding, philanthropy, and other sources cover the rest). It’s a … Continue Reading »

News Briefs

Water polo and football player

Legends Aquatic Center nears completion Now, the future of these student-athletes and Cal Athletics looks even brighter with the arrival of Legends Aquatic Center, scheduled to open in late September. Located on Bancroft Way, next to the Tang Center, it’s designed primarily for the training of Cal’s intercollegiate swimmers, divers and water polo players.  Legends … Continue Reading »

News Briefs

Dana Volmer

New football coach Cal welcomed Justin Wilcox back to UC Berkeley when he was named head coach of the Golden Bear football program on Jan. 14. A former linebackers coach at Cal in the mid-2000s, Wilcox served as a defensive coordinator for the next 11 seasons, directing some of the top units in the country … Continue Reading »

UC Berkeley revamps Golden Bear orientation

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By Christopher Merchant UC Berkeley’s revamped and revitalized Golden Bear Orientation is the latest development in a storied tradition of welcoming new undergraduate students and their families and supporters to campus. New student orientation provides the spark to invigorate a student’s years at Berkeley, inspire them to explore their passions, to encourage them to understand … Continue Reading »

Q&A with ASUC president William Morrow

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How has your first year been as ASUC President?  What were some of your office’s accomplishments? William Morrow: First and foremost, there has been a campus leadership transition, as Chancellor Nicholas Dirks submitted his intended resignation this past August. I was selected to serve as the undergraduate student representative on the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee … Continue Reading »

Campus welcomes new Visitor Center

Student looking at display in Visitor Center

By Joel Bahr Despite playing host to 175,000 visitors per year, UC Berkeley has never had a permanent location to welcome guests and prospective students to campus. That changed on Sept. 1 with the opening of the Koret Visitor Center at California Memorial Stadium. Featuring themed alcoves, interactive video boards, timelines chronicling the illustrious history … Continue Reading »

Nixle emergency messaging keeps campus safe

Wheeler Hall with poppies in foreground

This spring, the University of California Police Department launched its relationship with Nixle, an emergency messaging system that allows police to send emergency alerts to the Berkeley community. Nixle enables students, parents, faculty, staff and anyone else to register to receive alerts from UCPD. Registration is automatic for students and allows them to get real-time … Continue Reading »

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