UC Berkeley officials release controversial plan to increase campus autonomy

Yudof expresses disapproval of plan to create boards that would have more control over campus-based issues

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and several other campus officials authored a controversial proposal released Monday that would give individual campuses more control over local issues, though their plan was criticized by UC President Mark Yudof. The proposal, released through the campus Center for Studies in Higher Education, recommends that the UC Board of
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Our spirit shall not die

CAMPUS ISSUES: A report co-authored by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau that suggests an alternate governance model is not the solution.

From its founding in 1868 until 1927, the name “University of California” belonged solely to a single campus nestled against the San Francisco Bay Area’s rugged eastern foothills. There were other satellites, yes, but the aforementioned distinction and every advantage it carried were for the benefit of the campus now
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Birgeneau calls increasing campus autonomy appropriate evolution of UC

In an interview Tuesday, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau responded to criticism of the controversial report he and other campus officials released Monday urging for increased local governance at UC campuses. The proposal — which recommends that campuses be given control over approval of capital projects, academic programs and salaries
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