April
24
In the news:
It's been one year since UCLA went tobacco-free on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. How do you feel the smoking ban has affected you, and is it worth it?
  • The smoking ban has resulted in cleaner air and a reduction of cigarette butt litter, which is worth any cost it may have imposed on tobacco users. (75%, 128 Votes)
  • Regardless of the environmental affects, the smoking ban is not justified because it imposes a stigma on tobacco users. (14%, 24 Votes)
  • While the smoking ban has resulted in cleaner air and fewer butts, it is not worth the burden it has placed on tobacco users. (6%, 11 Votes)
  • I'm not sure how I feel about this matter. (5%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 171

Start Date: April 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Typically, voting in the undergraduate student government elections runs from Monday to Thursday of elections week. This year, the Election Board chose to shorten the period so that voting will begin on Tuesday. How do you feel about this change?
  • I prefer the longer voting period because I think students should have ample time to vote. (62%, 146 Votes)
  • I have no preference regarding the voting period. (23%, 54 Votes)
  • I prefer the shorter voting period because I think it gives students more time to consider their vote. (15%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 236

Start Date: April 14, 2014 @ 11:59 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Early this month, UAW Local 2865, the union representing teaching assistants in the University of California went on strike to protest, among other things, the University's unwillingness to address class sizes as part of the bargaining process. Have class sizes been an issue for you?
  • Yes, large classes have interfered with my ability to learn. (46%, 130 Votes)
  • Class size has been a minor inconvenience for me but has not interfered with my ability to learn. (30%, 85 Votes)
  • No, I have not been inconvenienced by class sizes. (20%, 58 Votes)
  • I'm not sure how I feel about this issue. (4%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 284

Start Date: April 7, 2014 @ 11:25 pm
End Date: No Expiry

At a speaking engagement late last month, University of California President Janet Napolitano expressed skepticism about the future of online education, saying, "If you do it right, it doesn't save all that much money," as the involvement of an instructor is still necessary. Do you agree with Napolitano's statements?
  • Yes, I think the cost-saving potential of online education is overblown. (41%, 130 Votes)
  • While online education can drastically reduce costs, it depends on implementation and context, and may not necessarily do so for the UC. (39%, 123 Votes)
  • No, I believe online education can drastically reduce costs. (20%, 66 Votes)

Total Voters: 319

Start Date: March 31, 2014 @ 11:58 pm
End Date: No Expiry

A 14,000 square-foot fitness center will open on the Hill in fall quarter 2015 for use by undergraduate students only. The fitness center will be built with about $5 million in housing reserves without imposing additional costs on students. What do you think about this project?
  • A new fitness center will increase access to workout equipment and is a suitable use of funds. (48%, 298 Votes)
  • A new fitness center is redundant because the John Wooden Center is a short walk away. (34%, 208 Votes)
  • While a new fitness center is a suitable use of funds, the Hill could use the money in more constructive ways. (14%, 89 Votes)
  • I have no opinion on this matter. (4%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 617

Start Date: March 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry


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