Now in light of this resignation what is the status of the UCOP investigation of Dirks?
Does Mark Yudof or UC Regents have anything to say about these Chancellors they appointed in recent years who are now resigning?
Dirks to resign after tumultuous tenure as chancellor
Birgeneau went after him?:
"In recent weeks, however, pressure for him to resign escalated in a campaign led by previous Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and his then-Provost George Breslauer, two UC sources confirmed."
"One cause of the deficit, Dirks said at the time, was the campus’ extensive construction program — much of which took place under Birgeneau, the sources said.
“It really came to a head with a lot of people in leadership positions in the past, especially the old chancellor and his provost and others who were not happy the new administration was pointing out problems about decisions made by them,” one of the sources said.
Birgeneau denied that he pushed for the resignation or was irked by Dirks' budget deficit presentations. He said he has been focused on his undergraduate teaching, research and other campus endeavors.
"Chancellor Dirks never discussed with me the possibility that he might choose to resign," Birgeneau said in an email. "It is a sad day for Berkeley."
Breslauer was not immediately available for comment."
"Dirks, 66, has privately blamed his predecessors for saddling him with many of those costs and leaving him with too few reserves to meet the university’s fiscal obligations, prompting him to recently ask every department to make budget cuts."
Guardian spins it as primarily driven by bad UC Berkeley responses to sexual harassment cases: