Saturday, December 3, 2016

When is Cal leadership going to explain why, how those decisions were made?
"$7 million, 2 Title IX investigations and a damaged women’s field hockey program
Includes these sections:

Mogulof said the decision was led by the vice chancellors for administration and finance, and real estate, posts at the time held by John Wilton and Bob Lalanne, respectively. Both have since left."

Senior administrators did not appear to be aware of why field hockey was moved from Maxwell. When asked why Maxwell became a football practice field in a 2015 interview with the Daily Cal’s Senior Editorial Board, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said, “I honestly don’t know.” Mogulof said during the interview that the move was “mysterious.”

"After interviews with administrators, coaches and players, The Daily Californian has found the following:
Men’s rugby was given priority access to a field that had been used for both football and rugby in exchange for money for women’s lacrosse and gymnastics. This led to a game of musical chairs with UC Berkeley’s athletic fields, in which field hockey’s field was turned into a football practice field without a plan to replace it.
Athletics administrators failed to inform campus leadership of the reason for field hockey’s relocation.
Cal Athletics failed to complete the terms of a settlement agreement with members of the field hockey team, leaving the campus open to litigation.
The campus spent at least $7.2 million to relocate the field hockey team and to pre-empt additional litigation; Cal Athletics faces a $22 million deficit in 2016.
A formerly strong field hockey program was significantly damaged by construction delays and broken promises by campus administration."

Then also, See Reuters with more on :

"Among the schools that participated: Cornell University, the University of Chicago, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Two companies Benson and Gessner have represented – New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc and Dipont Education Management Group – offer services to students that go far beyond meet-and-greets with admissions officers.

Eight former and current New Oriental employees and 17 former Dipont employees told Reuters the firms have engaged in college application fraud, including writing application essays and teacher recommendations, and falsifying high school transcripts."

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