Friday, March 24, 2017

"Dirks failed to pay $4,990 in fees for the gym membership and personal training, and enjoyed the private use of a Precor Cross Trainer elliptical exercise machine worth between $3,500 and $4,000, according to findings of the heavily redacted report released Friday."

Some updates, additional coverage below.

See:UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks improperly accepted free fitness benefits, university probe finds
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-uc-berkeley-chancellor-nicholas-dirks-1490390221-htmlstory.html

"Overall, Dirks failed to pay $4,990 in fees for the gym membership and personal training, and enjoyed the private use of a Precor Cross Trainer elliptical exercise machine worth between $3,500 and $4,000, according to findings of the heavily redacted report released Friday."

An LA firm looked into it, an LA paper covers it first -- but there were other items mentioned in earlier coverage besides just the trainer aspect being looked into- what happened with the travel etc.
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So now SF Gate has coverage as well

where they also note that the travel issue was not addressed:
UC probe finds Cal chancellor got improper freebies from gym

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/UC-probe-finds-Cal-chancellor-got-improper-11026910.php

"The report makes no mention of Wicks having accompanied the chancellor’s wife, Janaki Bahkle, who is an associate professor in history, on an alumni association-sponsored trip to India. "

So it was the expensive PR for his image

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-invested-in-consultants-to-boost-9147047.php

And the increasing costs on fence and household help issues


And the sports team training issues
and Title IX issues
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/09/20/scandal-campus-officials-hope-assuage-concerns-sex-misconduct-arbitration/

cumulative with freebies that did it...?
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/08/16/chancellor-dirks-to-resign-after-end-of-this-academic-school-year/

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Daily Cal had this http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/23/senate-hears-outgoing-chancellor-nicholas-dirks/ includes:
"...asked Dirks during the meeting to identify his biggest regret during his time as chancellor, emphasizing that he be as candid as possible.

“The big regret is that you’re spending so much of your time learning about the different parts of campus that you’re in a reactive mode, and so a lot of the crises that come are things that you respond to rather than anticipate,” Dirks said during the meeting."

And there's still this:
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/world-academic-summit-2017-full-programme-announced

And this
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/03/24/world-economic-forum-opens-bay-area-annex/99535048/ ...Davos and now SF

CHE gives it a li'l coverage here:

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/berkeleys-chancellor-misused-fitness-benefits-investigators-find/117414

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