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Saturday, December 16

UCLA Athletics announced that Chip Kelly will be the new coach for the UCLA football team for a five-year contract worth $23.3 million. Kelly most recently coached the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. What do you think of the pick?
  • UCLA Athletics made the right pick, as Kelly will give the UCLA football program a much needed boost. (53%, 479 Votes)
  • Although Kelly is a valuable coach, his contract is far too expensive. (27%, 243 Votes)
  • Despite being an NFL coach, Kelly is unlikely to drastically improve the caliber of UCLA’s football program. (14%, 124 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (6%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 907

Start Date: November 27, 2017 @ 5:40 am
End Date: No Expiry

Last week, students leaders, faculty and some Westwood stakeholders said they were in the process of creating a new neighborhood council to better represent university members and Village residents. The new council would pull jurisdiction of the greater Westwood Village area from the existing Westwood Neighborhood Council. Lisa Chapman, president of the WWNC, said she thinks students want things done quickly and that the WWNC already provides opportunities for students’ voices to be heard. What do you think about this?
  • The proposed new neighborhood council is a good idea because it has the potential to better represent students’ and UCLA’s needs when it comes to Westwood Village matters. (57%, 90 Votes)
  • Even if the new council is created, it will likely not be able to change much about Westwood. (28%, 45 Votes)
  • The proposed new council is a shortsighted idea because it fails to take into account the existing facilities of the WWNC and the long amount of time it takes to enact change at the city level. (11%, 17 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed above. (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 159

Start Date: November 16, 2017 @ 12:03 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to ban protesters from carrying items such as pepper spray, tasers, improvised shields, bricks, stones, hammers and open flame torches. According to the Los Angeles Times, councilmember Mitch Englander originally pitched the idea in October because public demonstrations across the country, including those in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Berkeley, have turned violent. What do you think about this?
  • The City Council was correct in passing this measure, as it better protects police and protesters during demonstrations while not infringing on their freedom of speech. (63%, 240 Votes)
  • The measure is problematic because it bans protesters from possessing items that are otherwise legal to carry (24%, 91 Votes)
  • The measure won’t make a notable difference in the safety of protesters or law enforcement during demonstrations. (8%, 29 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (5%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 382

Start Date: November 6, 2017 @ 6:09 am
End Date: No Expiry

The University of California announced Thursday it will establish a new free speech center in the UC center in Washington, D.C. The center will be funded by private philanthropic efforts and the UC presidential endowment, and will focus on research and advocacy of First Amendment issues, as well as the creation of a fellowship program. What do you think about this?
  • It is good the UC created this center, as it may play a role in helping the University address the free speech controversies that have plagued its campuses. (39%, 49 Votes)
  • The new center is a waste of funds and the UC should not expend its resources on creating research centers elsewhere in the country. (28%, 35 Votes)
  • The new center will likely not address the free speech issues facing the UC’s campuses, since it will be mainly focused on research and creating a fellowship program. (26%, 33 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (7%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 126

Start Date: November 1, 2017 @ 11:39 am
End Date: No Expiry

UCLA is requiring all campus employees, including faculty and student workers, enroll in a multi-factor authentication system for MyUCLA by Oct. 31. This system would require users to, in addition to providing the password to log into MyUCLA, to choose a second authentication factor in the form of an application, a text message or a phone call. What do you think about this?
  • The multi-factor authentication is not a good move as it is an unnecessary hassle for campus employees seeking to log into their MyUCLA accounts. (50%, 173 Votes)
  • The multi-factor authentication system is a good move as it will help campus employees increase the security of their MyUCLA accounts. (35%, 123 Votes)
  • The multi-factor authentication will not noticeably improve employees’ MyUCLA account security. (10%, 36 Votes)
  • I have issues about this topic that are not expressed in the answers above. (5%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 349

Start Date: October 21, 2017 @ 11:33 am
End Date: No Expiry