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Dumped

Posted By Christina Kowalski On Feb 23, 2011 @ 10:44 pm In News | Comments Disabled

robSo apparently, the state doesn’t care about us anymore [1]. In an interview on Feb. 22, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau explained exactly why he believes that Berkeley is becoming a “federal” rather than a state institution.

When Birgeneau started at Berkeley, the state provided $450 million of the school’s budget. That number has decreased to $300 million dollars and will likely drop to $225 next year. Student fees provided $150 million in revenue at the time of Birgeneau’s beginning, with the total number rising to $340 million this coming year.

Birgeneau emphasizes the importance of federal research funding and state that Berkeley will still carry out its commitment to lower-income students. Hopefully the federal government won’t abandon us too.

Image Source: Karen Ling [2], Daily Cal
Chancellor: UC Berkeley morphing into federal university [California Watch [1]]


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[1] state doesn’t care about us anymore: http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/chancellor-uc-berkeley-morphing-federal-university-8816

[2] Karen Ling: http://www.dailycal.org/image.php?id=17479

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