Claude Steele Steps Down as Berkeley Provost

April 18, 2016

The University of California at Berkeley announced Friday that Claude Steele would be stepping down as provost and joining the faculty of the psychology department. Steele became provost in 2014 and his tenure has been controversial at times, with some faculty members and others questioning whether he was sufficiently communicative and whether he was strong enough in acting against those accused of sexual harassment. The Berkeley announcement made no mention of those issues, and said that Steele was stepping down because his wife is facing serious health issues.

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