City on a Hill Press and other UC campus newspapers will interview UC president Mark Yudof at the UC Office of the President in Oakland today.

The event was organized by Rajesh Srinivasan, editor-in-chief of UC Berkeley’s newspaper and Farzad Mashhood, editor in chief of UCLA’s newspaper.

“In light of the $500 million reduction [proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown], it’s an especially good time to talk with Yudof,” Srinivasan said.

Srinivasan plans to ask Yudof about his housing.

Lawrence Pitts, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system, and Nathan Brostrom, UC executive vice president for business operation, will also be interviewed.

After the latest UC fee hike in November, Srinivasan and Mashhood asked Yudof for an interview.

Yudof suggested the date, Srinivasan said.

“It was his idea that this would be a good time to flesh out the issue,” Srinivasan said.

Reporters from participating UC newspapers will have a chance to lead the discussion. Srinivasan said he looks forward to this opportunity.

“Any time you can get a chance to interview three of the top officials in the university, it’s a great opportunity for student newspapers,” Srinivasan said.