robSo apparently, the state doesn’t care about us anymore. 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, Daily Cal
Chancellor: UC Berkeley morphing into federal university [California Watch]

E said:
Feb 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm


Transparency said:
Feb 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Cal Chancellor spends $300,000 for lectures by ex Michigan governor.
Chancellor Birgeneau stone walls Operational Excellence (OE) consultants from investigating Cal’s chancellor office. “Federal” university of California Berkeley or not Cal’s bad senior management needs reform
Stand up for University of California and California.

Committee on Student Fees said:
Feb 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

And a new $150 registrar fee might be charged to all Cal students starting next Fall: