ASUC President issues executive order invalidating Daily Cal fee referendum

V.O.I.C.E. Initiative violates UC policy, and a solution could affect the Daily Cal's independence, Loomba says

ASUC President Vishalli Loomba issued an executive order early Wednesday morning invalidating an initiative on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot that asks students to support The Daily Californian. Loomba’s order comes just as the second of three voting days for the election begins. In the order, she cites a
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Getting bang for your buck

V.O.I.C.E. Initiative supports new journalism

I remember sitting in the Daily Cal’s conference room during the fall semester of 2008. I was gathered there with my fellow sportswriters for our bi-weekly meeting. At the end of the meeting, the sports editor at the time, Matt, said that he had some bad news to share with
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We need your help

For 141 years, this paper has been a regular fixture on campus, informing students of the most important issues affecting our community. Starting today, students will head to the polls to vote on whether a $2 semesterly fee is worth sustaining The Daily Californian for five years, in the most
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2012 ASUC election endorsements

Taking a Stand

Click here to read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements. In the past academic year, UC Berkeley students have met history head-on, continually shouting for our rights and ideals — whatever those may be. Instances including the Berkeley College Republicans’ intentionally racist bake sale, police violence at Occupy Cal, Louis
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V.O.I.C.E. Initiative follows national college newspaper trend

Following a national trend of college newspapers turning to student fee referendums to ease tight budgets, The Daily Californian has campaigned for a student fee to support the newspaper’s print operations and expand its online presence. College newspapers across the country have requested student fees to support their operations —
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CalTV staffer files charges against Daily Cal fee referendum

Charges were filed against The Daily Californian’s fee referendum campaign Sunday, two days before students will begin voting in the 2012 ASUC general election. CalTV Director of Business, Advertising and Marketing Elizabeth Kopaskie filed a formal charge sheet against the Daily Cal’s V.O.I.C.E. Initiative. The charges cite multiple alleged campaign
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Let the Daily Cal stand on its own

As publications everywhere struggle to survive, it is understandable that The Daily Californian would seek to obtain new sources of funding, such as the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative. But as representatives of other ASUC-funded publications — the Berkeley Poetry Review and CalTV — we think we speak for an unacknowledged segment of
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The importance of student press

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. This rings in my head as students head to the polls to vote on the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative, a $2 per semester student service fee that goes towards filling the hole in The Daily Californian’s budget caused by decreasing advertising revenues as
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