Ever wonder how the campus makes complex budget decisions? How University of California President Mark Yudof maintains his Twitter account? Which city council member has been around the longest?
Ask the Daily Cal. We launched this new feature as a way for readers to engage with the news on which we frequently report. Our reporters have a great deal of exposure to relevant topics – ranging from the state of higher education in the wake of major budget cuts to the city of Berkeley’s intricate form of governance – and can answer questions based on their reporting experiences.
Ask the Daily Cal will focus on a current event or topic, and readers will have the opportunity to pose questions to senior reporters and editors who will answer the questions live and on the spot. The goal is to give you the opportunity to discuss pertinent issues with the people who know the news the best – those who report, breathe and write it.
Ask the Development Editor, 6:30 pm, 1/26/12: Check here to see Development Editor Aaida Samad and Assistant Development Editor Matthew Putzulu answer questions about the Daily Cal application process. This semester semester, the Daily Cal will hire to multiple different positions, including editorial cartoonist, blog writer, online developer, sports reporter and more. Details for each semester’s hiring can be found at apply.dailycal.org. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 27, at 5:00 pm.
Occupy Cal and the UC Board of Regents Meeting 11/14/11: On Monday, November 14th, Editor in Chief Tomer Ovadia moderated a discussion with Daily Cal and readers relating to last week’s protests, Tuesday’s strike and the upcoming UC Regents meeting.
Ask the Development Editor, 9/1/11: Development Editor Matthew Putzulu and Editor in Chief and President Tomer Ovadia answered questions about the Daily Cal application process. At the beginning of each semester, the Daily Cal hires to multiple different positions, including editorial cartoonist, online developer, sports reporter and more. Details for each semester’s hiring can be found at apply.dailycal.org.
UC Budget and tuition issues 7/15/11: News Editor Allie Bidwell and Assistant News Editor Aaida Samad answered reader questions about the UC budget cuts and the 9.6 percent fee hike that was approved at this month’s meeting of the UC Board of Regents. Editor in Chief Tomer Ovadia moderated the discussion.
Higher education issues 4/26/11: Lead Higher Education Reporter Jordan Bach-Lombardo and Lead Academics and Administration Reporter Katie Nelson answered reader questions about higher education topics and their effects on the University of California system and the UC Berkeley campus. University News Editor Emma Anderson moderated the discussion.