Incoming UC Berkeley chancellor lays out plan to reduce budget deficit. There could be layoffs ahead.

The incoming chancellor of UC Berkeley has unveiled her plan to reduce the school’s budget deficit from $110 million to $57 million this year — and it involves some deep cuts… Christ takes the helm at Cal from Nicholas Dirks, who has faced widespread criticism for his handling of the university’s finances, while the UC system as a whole is under fire from lawmakers upset over a recent audit that showed the central office failed to disclose $175 million in reserves. Tuition is also set to rise for the first time in six years.

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by Emily DeRuy, The San Jose Mercury News.

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