And a statement here
And on Dirks, see DailyCal's new article:
"While the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the trip was paid for by the Cal Alumni Association, the association declined to confirm this when contacted by The Daily Californian."
Another new article on it here with more new detail:
Includes a link to the UCOP letter to Dirks
Includes several faculty comments including:
The broader issue -- beyond whether there was a clear policy and if Dirks knowingly violated it -- is how an elite campus such as UC Berkeley can attract top talent with diminished resources and lower pay than comparable private institutions such as Stanford and Harvard, said John Ellwood, a retired UC Berkeley public policy professor.
"The fundamental question," Ellwood said, "is how important is it to have these perks to attract people?"
Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- John A. Pérez
- Richard Sherman
- Charlene Zettel
- Maria Anguiano
- Lark Park
- Alumni, Ex Officio, Student UC Regents .And advisors, reps, designates
- Ellen Tauscher
- H. Peter Guber
- Cecilia Estolano
- Michael Cohen
- Laphonza Butler
- J. Sures appointed
- Richard Leib
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)