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June 26, 2017

I have just completed making the budget decisions for our 2017-2018 budget. Divisions (schools, colleges, administrative units) have received their letters and we will post the decisions on line at (link is external), along with a FAQ (link is external) that we hope will answer any questions.

June 22, 2017

Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. will be Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI).

June 5, 2017

We wish to thank the members of the Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics (TFIA) for their diligence and hard work on this most complicated of subjects. The values, principles, findings, and recommendations enunciated in the report are important; campus leadership will now carefully consider them. While the financial challenges facing the campus and Cal Athletics are urgent, the issues are complex, and we must be deliberate in making our decisions.

June 2, 2017

Professor of Linguistics Sharon Inkelas has been named the Special Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor on Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment for a three-year term, beginning on July 24, 2017.

June 1, 2017

Calling for nominations for the new position of Vice Chancellor for Administration (VC-A).

May 31, 2017

Rosemarie Rae, campus Chief Financial Officer, has been approved by UC President Janet Napolitano to serve in the role of Vice Chancellor – Chief Financial Officer.

May 25, 2017

Announcing the appointment of Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences David Culler as Interim Dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences.

May 17, 2017

Erwin Chemerinsky has been appointed to be the next Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law.

May 10, 2017

I am pleased to announce that Michael Botchan, who has been serving as Interim Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science since July 1, 2016, has been appointed to be permanent Dean of the division.

May 5, 2017

A new policy on Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations has been approved. The new policy establishes the authorities to support the campus organizational structure for responding to and recovering from emergencies that might overwhelm campus resources.

May 4, 2017

New Peer Review Committee (PRC) that will consult on discipline for faculty found responsible for violating the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH Policy)

May 1, 2017

We are writing to respond to the report issued by the Chancellor’s joint Senate/Administration Committee on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and to affirm our commitment to creating a safe learning environment for all members of the university community.

April 26, 2017

As I write this, I am aware of the uncertainty surrounding Ann Coulter’s stated intention to come to campus tomorrow afternoon. We will be sending out a separate message later today with updated information about safety arrangements, as well as our hopes and expectations regarding how members of our campus community should conduct themselves. For now, I want to share my thoughts about all that has led up to the current situation in which we find ourselves.
I am writing to follow up on this morning’s message regarding free speech, safety, and Ann Coulter’s planned appearance on our campus.

April 19, 2017

Opportunities for faculty to welcome a new class.

April 6, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

March 16, 2017

Regents voted unanimously to confirm our Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Carol Christ, as the 11th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.

March 13, 2017

President Napolitano has announced the nomination of interim executive vice chancellor and provost Carol Christ as the next Chancellor for UC Berkeley, pending approval by the Regents later this week.

March 1, 2017

Message on the decision to restrict access to legacy Course Capture (classroom lecture) videos and podcasts, currently searchable at and found on YouTube and UC Berkeley iTunesU, to members of the campus community.

February 10, 2017

Update on the progress that has been made on the Undergraduate Initiative (UGI), and next steps.