"Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ resignation no great mystery"http://www.dailycal.org/2016/08/30/chancellor-nicholas-dirks-resignation-no-great-mystery/
By Mara Loveman is the campus chair of sociology and Eric Schickler is the campus chair of political science.
And also includes:
"Editor’s note: The op-ed mentioned in this piece was mistakenly published in the Aug. 22 print edition of The Daily Californian after a miscommunication between its author and an editor. It also was published online and subsequently removed."
They point to a section of this version of an LATimes article::
However, Judith Butler, a professor of comparative literature, expressed concern that maneuvers like the petition occurred among a small group without open discussion by the full faculty. “The real question is who was this small group working in the summer and do they really represent the faculty?” she asked. “I’m not convinced.”
She declined, however, to give an assessment of Dirks’ effectiveness.
Former Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau called the news of Dirks’ resignation “a sad day for Berkeley."
In case anyone is forgetful... This is the way a section at LAT read when the news of Dirks resignation broke:
Dirks to resign after tumultuous tenure as chancellor
"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.
Another op ed in Daily Cal: