Sunday, December 16

The Undergraduate Students Association Council urged a Student Media newsmagazine member earlier this month to turn off its livestream during part of the the public comment period of its meeting. USAC's livestream policies do not allow for audio or video for a segment of its public comment periods, so as to protect the identity of students, but there are currently no regulations in place for Student Media livestreaming of council meetings. What do you think about this?
  • USAC meetings are a public forum and student journalists should be able to livestream to make this information accessible to the public. (69%, 101 Votes)
  • The student government should be able to restrict the public from recording its meetings, as it has the right to protect the identities of students who may face safety issues for what they say. (21%, 30 Votes)
  • The debate over livestreaming in USAC meetings is irrelevant, as few students watch livestreams of undergraduate student government meetings. (8%, 12 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

Start Date: November 28, 2018 @ 9:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Associated Students UCLA announced in October that the price of dorm coupons, which allow students living on the Hill to trade meal swipes for coupons that can be used with on-campus food vendors, have increased by $1. Now, a meal swipe can be swapped for a coupon worth $3.45. What do you think about this?
  • The increase continues to overcharge students and causes them to lose their meal swipes’ value. (68%, 247 Votes)
  • This increase is of little consequence, as few are inclined to use the coupon service. (16%, 60 Votes)
  • The moderate increase is a welcome step toward ensuring students living on the Hill can also eat on campus at lower costs. (12%, 42 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 364

Start Date: October 30, 2018 @ 2:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

UCLA announced a policy last month that would centralize security camera data storage on campus, allowing UCPD to access camera data in case of emergencies. What do you think about this?
  • This policy is unclear in its scope and needs to be amended to ensure there aren’t gross oversteps of privacy on campus. (47%, 97 Votes)
  • This policy is a good step toward ensuring that students feel that they are adequately protected on campus. (44%, 91 Votes)
  • The policy will make no difference in how UCLA deals with emergency situations and is a wasted effort. (6%, 13 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

Start Date: October 18, 2018 @ 5:25 am
End Date: No Expiry

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this month requiring corporate boards of directors for publicly traded companies headquartered in California to include at least one woman by the end of 2019. Brown signed the bill, despite referencing several legal problems that may arise from the new law. What do you think about this?
  • The bill is a gross overstep of state power and challenges corporate freedoms in California. (45%, 74 Votes)
  • The bill will do little to addressing the corporate gender gap, as it would only incentivize a business to place one woman on its board of directors, rather than address any systemic gender disparity. (41%, 67 Votes)
  • The bill is a good first step to ensuring that women in California are given adequate opportunities to ascend to corporate leadership positions. (13%, 21 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 164

Start Date: October 8, 2018 @ 4:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The University of California announced that all ten campuses and five of its medical centers committed to using 100 percent clean electricity by 2025. This means the UC will be emitting zero carbon and using renewably generated electricity within a decade. What do you think about this?
  • This commitment is a positive step toward making the UC a more environmentally conscious university system. (72%, 261 Votes)
  • The UC should be pursuing a more aggressive environmental campaign, committing to eliminating its carbon footprint within a shorter time frame. (13%, 49 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (8%, 30 Votes)
  • While this commitment might be better than the UC doing nothing, it isn’t enough to truly make a difference given how long it will take to achieve the desired result. (7%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 365

Start Date: September 16, 2018 @ 8:56 am
End Date: No Expiry