On a late morning in July, 17 days after formally beginning work as Berkeley’s 11th chancellor, Carol Tecla Christ sat in her sunlit office in California Hall, reflecting on the meaning of her new job title. “It’s essentially a representational role,” she said. “As the chancellor, you’re the storyteller-in-chief.” Read more about Opening a New Chapter »
With so many world-class athletes, UC Berkeley is always well represented at the Olympics. The joke in 2012 was that if Cal were its own country (and isn’t it, in its own way?), it would have tied for sixth in the world for the number of gold medals won. That number was 11, by the way. Read more about Olympics Preview: Cal Athletes Aim to Make a Splash and Score in Rio Games »
Posted on June 16, 2016 - 3:31pm
In the spring of 2014, Maddy Kerr was the only member of her family living in the Bay Area. She was nearing the end of her freshman year at UC Berkeley, on the brink of walking into an Intro to Film final exam, when her phone buzzed with a text from her dad. Read more about Keeping up with the Kerrs: As Dad Coaches Warriors Champs, Kids Hit Courts for Cal »
Posted on October 26, 2015 - 12:58pm
When Keala Keanaaina came to Cal on a football scholarship in 1998, a career in the NFL was not on his radar.
“I wasn’t one of those football guys that dreamed of going to the pros,” says Keanaaina. “I chose Berkeley because of its academic reputation. My goal was to graduate and get my degree.” Read more about Back in the Game: Cal Program Helps Former Student-Athletes Graduate »
A task force commissioned nine months ago by UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks to improve the poor academic performance of many of Cal’s student-athletes presented its findings and recommendations at a press conference last Friday. Read more about Chancellor's Task Force Tackles Teams' Poor Graduation Rates »
Posted on October 3, 2014 - 1:55pm
Like Memorial Stadium, the brand identity of Cal Athletics has recently been renovated. Nothing too radical, mind you; the colors are unchanged and the Cal script remains the chief identifier. The only big change is the new bear logo. Gone is the striding giant of yesteryear, its stately silhouette imparting a certain timeless nobility to football helmets and hoodies. The new bear does not pass by. The new bear charges—teeth bared, ears back, eyes narrowed.
The old bear was live and let live.
The new bear is fixin’ to maul your @$$. Read more about The Bear, Re-Branded: Cal Replaces Its Live-and-Let-Live Mascot With Vicious New Model »
Even on a football field it sometimes helps to tread lightly. That’s why as Berkeley administrators were deciding how to pay down the $445 million price tag associated with the retrofit and expansion project at California Memorial Stadium, the idea of selling naming rights to the structure itself was never on the table. Read more about Kabam? Ka-Ching: Naming Rights Bring Cash to Campus »
In an office at Cal Athletics sits a special historic artifact—a football autographed by the 1938 Golden Bears football team, co-champions of the Pacific Coast Conference. Read more about Love, War and Football: A Curious Relic from WWII Prison Camp Returns to Cal Athletics »
Posted on December 9, 2013 - 7:22am
If they were winning, the news might not seem so bad. But they’re not. And it is.
Cal football is currently 1-10 on the season and has the worst-ranked defense in the country. As of the latest available statistics, they also have the lowest graduation rates of any BCS school—that is, of any major college football program in the country. Only 44 percent of players admitted between 2003 and 2006 graduated within a six-year time frame.
For the men’s basketball team, the rate was even lower—just 38 percent. Read more about Bad News Bears: Report dings Cal's strikingly low admissions bar for student athletes »
Posted on November 15, 2013 - 4:36pm
Posted on March 28, 2013 - 12:23pm
This is the first ever Championship event held in Haas Pavilion!
Cal vs. Miami Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m. Haas Pavilion, Berkeley CA
Tickets on sale now! Call (800) GO BEARS or buy now online Read more about Cal v. Miami for the WNIT Championship at Haas Pavilion »
Posted on April 2, 2010 - 11:27am