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Choice Words from Our Charming Chancellor

Posted By Valerie Woolard On Sep 13, 2010 @ 11:19 pm In News | Comments Disabled

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Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to scope out the Daily Cal Senior Editorial Board’s interview with UC Berkeley’s ever-chipper chancellor, Robert Birgeneau.

If not, the editorial [1] and full [2] transcript [3] of the 90-minute chat are available online. If you’re searching for substantive discussion of the issues raised, this is probably not the place to find it, but we’ve compiled some of the most notable, most interesting and most head-scratch-inducing moments of the interview.

- Birgeneau drinks Diet Coke and, on this particular occasion, was wearing a custard-yellow tie and a blue shirt.
- “There will always be waitlists. Think of it on an airplane when they have chicken or pasta and they get to the last row.”
- “We’re not saying you necessarily would agree with everything that we do, but at least if you’re going to disagree, it should be disagreeing with the facts, not facts that are imperfectly communicated.”
- Birgeneau loves football, but is utterly lacking as a mic man.
- Only the government tries to influence the results of research. Or something.
- The furloughs are over.
- Birgeneau’s brother-in-law was the captain of the University of Toronto football team.
- Students aren’t paying more for less. Except that they are paying more, and some services have been cut. Whatever.

Image Source: Allyse Bacharach, Daily Cal [4]
Interview With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Part 1 [Daily Cal [2]]
Interview With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Part 2 [Daily Cal [3]]


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[1] editorial: http://www.dailycal.org/article/110274/the_chancellor_chat

[2] full: http://www.dailycal.org/article/110289/interview_with_chancellor_robert_birgeneau_part_1

[3] transcript: http://www.dailycal.org/article/110290/interview_with_chancellor_robert_birgeneau_part_2

[4] Allyse Bacharach, Daily Cal: http://blog.dailycal.org/photo/2009/11/08/kawaii/

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