Important update! Our March 14 event has been postponed!

We deeply regret not being able to gather this week at the Journalism School’s North Gate Hall on campus to celebrate co-alumni of the year Margaret Talbot, New Yorker staff writer, and Noah Berger, photographer. We were so excited for the enthusiasm generated among you all.

But as many of you know, Chancellor Carol Christ has canceled on-campus classes beginning Tuesday through spring break to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, and UC Berkeley organizations have been asked to curtail meetings and events.

Our big pre-birthday party is by no means canceled. We will postpone the bash until this coming fall, with a firm date to come, and will very much look forward to seeing you there. March 2021 will mark the 150th year of Berkeley’s student newspaper, and we, with your help, will create a strong endowment to ensure its healthy future covering the campus and city and training some of the nation’s finest journalists. Watch for news this month about the 150 Fund.

All event ticket purchases are available for refund  – write [email protected] to request one. Otherwise, all ticket and raffle purchases will be honored in the fall.

The Daily Cal’s students, staff and board of directors are so grateful for your ongoing support. We’ll keep you updated on our new date. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Josh Yuen, ’20, Editor-in-Chief & President

Linda Schacht, chair, Daily Californian Education Foundation

Mike Lovas, chair, Daily Californian Board of Directors

Help us honor:

Alumni of the Year

Margaret Talbot

The New Yorker

Noah Berger


Friends of the Year

Julie Hirano

Roia Ferrazares

Graduate School of Journalism



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