UC Berkeley, tight on money, to spend $30 million on women’s sports facilities

Despite ongoing budget cuts and belt tightening at UC Berkeley, Chancellor Carol Christ just announced plans for a $30 million upgrade to the women’s beach volleyball and softball facilities. “I expect your reaction to this number may be similar to my own: one of concern and dismay,” Christ wrote Monday in a school-wide email. Christ acknowledged that the $30 million price tag for upgrading the women’s softball field at Strawberry Canyon and expanding the sand volleyball courts at the Clark Kerr Campus was “extraordinarily high,” but said the university had no choice under federal Title IX guidelines.

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