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The Future of World Class Universities - University World News, Oct. 2015

"The fate of public universities in the US, and sustaining what these universities represent, is of paramount importance for our individual and collective futures."

Universities need not choose between access and excellence - Times Higher Education, Oct. 2015

"Public universities must establish new sources of funding if they are to avoid having to choose between access and excellence."

Berkeley thinks global – but stays local - times higher Education, Jun. 2015

"California’s status as a “global melting pot” and its booming start-up culture put [UC Berkeley] in a privileged position to attract talent from around the world."

Rebirth of the Research University - The Chronicle of Higher Education, Apr. 2015

"There is a growing belief that research can no longer be the primary mission of our great universities. Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, is proposing a solution."

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Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Nicholas B. Dirks became the 10th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on June 1, 2013. An internationally renowned historian and anthropologist, he is a leader in higher education and well-known for his commitment to and advocacy for accessible, high-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, to the globalization of the university, and to innovation across the disciplines as well as in applied and basic fields.

Before coming to Berkeley, Dirks was the executive vice president for the arts and sciences and dean of the faculty, as well as the Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History, at Columbia University.

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