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With money tight, chancellor says UC Berkeley must 'reimagine' its future

With money tight, chancellor says UC Berkeley must 'reimagine' its future

UC Berkeley is facing an unsustainable budget deficit and will launch an extensive review to “reimagine” its fundamental structure, the university chancellor announced Wednesday.

In a message to the Berkeley community, Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks said a “new normal” of dwindling state support would continue to squeeze one of the nation’s premier public research universities, prompting the need for a sweeping review likely to bring both painful changes and some positive investments.

Under a months-long strategic planning process, Berkeley will scrutinize its entire workforce, redesign some academic programs, step up fundraising, expand...

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