Podcast: Birgeneau’s past and Berkeley’s future

Kelly Fang/Senior Staff

Last Tuesday, Robert Birgeneau announced that he will step down as chancellor of UC Berkeley upon this fall semester’s end. The decision comes amidst a slew of controversies related to his handling of Occupy Cal and the state’s budget cuts to the campus. In reaction to the news, political blogger Jason Willick and I sat down to discuss Birgeneau’s contentious legacy and the future of Berkeley’s leadership.