Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Anniversary DailyCal! xo

It has been around a loooonnngg time- but something happened to it 40 years ago that made it so much better:
The Daily Californian 40 Years of Independence


The Daily Californian proclaimed its independence from the campus 40 years ago today, months after a controversial editorial angered UC Berkeley officials into firing the editors responsible for its publication.

The front-page editorial, published May 11, 1971, encouraged readers to “Take Back (People’s) Park” and tear down the fence that the UC Board of Regents had put up around it. The piece divided the Daily Cal’s staff and readers while sparking criticism from then-chancellor Roger Heyns, the UC Board of Regents and then-governor Ronald Reagan.

“This (editorial) was following years of bickering and fighting with administration about what we wrote and how we wrote it,” said then-editor in chief John Emshwiller. “It was the last straw towards independence.”

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this is interesting:

"No person, corporation or business entity of any type, domestic or foreign, shall be allowed to contribute money, directly or indirectly, to any candidate for Federal office or to contribute money on behalf of or opposed to any type of campaign for Federal office. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, campaign contributions to candidates for Federal office shall not constitute speech of any kind as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution or any amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Congress shall set forth a federal holiday for the purposes of voting for candidates for Federal office."
Get Money Out- Sign the Petition
and more info here.
esp in light of secret super committees...
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and see: "Bostrom said the university is developing a “rigorous” fundraising campaign. It recently hired a director of corporate relations, who will be charged with determining how much money the university could potentially raise from corporations and how to go after new donors."
in The Bay Citizen -- it is disturbing how Bay Citizen took a UCOP quote and attributed it to alumni in its subheadline- none of the alumni in the comments section or in the story said that quote-"A lot of the alumni think back to when they went to school and they think, 'I did it, why can’t they do it?'"-why then make it part of the headline?!-- a VP from UCOP said it... but it's Hellman's Bay Citizen so...read it for yourself. Let us also recall Brostrom is the same person who said that the tuition hikes plans are not off the table for future meetings...
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final thought on yesterday's bake sale coverage: someone needs to interview Jon Stewart about it-- what does he think of satire used in that manner? would love to hear his answer since his audience includes a lot of college folks etc.

the folks laid out in front of Sproul: The Sunscreen Song

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