Berkeley Raises $1.1 Billion to Keep Professors From Ivy League

<p>kyledavid08: please relax. do you seriously have pds? why are you trying to put everyone's opinion down? if you think your so correct, then go tell your solutions to the top dogs. seriously... stop being a keyboard warrior and please just ****.</p>

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<p>I was disagreeing with a post that was absolutely ludicrous. Why silence appropriate criticism simply because you don't like it?</p>

<p>Everyone is overreacting a little bit. Stealing professors has been the practice in academia for decades. In fact, one of the ways Berkeley became so world-renowned was by sucking many of the best profs from the East Coast Ivies early on in its history.</p>

<p>And let's not get carried away. UC Berkeley fishes star faculty from other universities as well. They suck over superstars from Carnegie Mellon, MIT, and all the other places, just as they come here looking for faculty members. Its cannibalistic, but its how things work. The professors here get calls every single day, sometimes multiple offers in several hours from their peers at other institutions, with enticing offers.</p>

<p>It might be harder for Cal to compete with the more nimble Ivies, but Cal does its fair share of stealing from them too. I remember I had a professor tell us that one of his colleagues made him an offer, but he ended up turning the plan on its head and counter-offering to his colleague.</p>