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At its July 17 meeting, the UC Board of Regents approved a 3 percent base salary increase for certain senior administrators, including UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. The regents approved the increase to match one given to non-represented UC employees this month. What do these increases in administrative pay say about the UC?
  • The increases are unfair and demonstrate poor financial prioritizing by the UC at a time when state funding is low. (70%, 51 Votes)
  • The pay increases are necessary to keep the UC competitive in retaining and recruiting top-level staff and administration. (14%, 10 Votes)
  • While the increases come at an inopportune time for the UC, it's only fair that administrators receive base increases just like other UC staff. (12%, 9 Votes)
  • I do not know how I feel about this matter. (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

Start Date: July 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Hillary Clinton's recent $300,000 paycheck for speaking at the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership has captured the attention of news outlets around the country. What do these large fees for notable speakers say about UCLA and the Luskin lecture series?
  • The large sums are inappropriate and demonstrate poor prioritizing on the part of the university and the Luskin lecture series. (48%, 131 Votes)
  • The large sums are unfortunate, but without them UCLA might not obtain the same level of notable speakers for the lecture. (27%, 73 Votes)
  • The Luskin lecture series is an inspiring and rare opportunity for students, funded by the Luskins specifically for this purpose. The school is right to invest in it. (21%, 58 Votes)
  • I do not know how I feel about this matter. (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 271

Start Date: July 13, 2014 @ 5:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

On July 2, the University of California released its annual data report on employee compensation. Of the top 10 highest-paid UC employees, seven were athletic coaches/directors with salaries all exceeding $1.5 million in 2013. What do you think these numbers say about the UC?
  • The salaries show that the UC demonstrates clear financial priorities to athletic programs instead of academic programs. (39%, 103 Votes)
  • The salaries are fair; the athletic programs bring in large amounts of revenue for the entire university. (34%, 91 Votes)
  • If the UC lowers athletic coach/director salaries, they may go to other universities willing to pay the high figures, so there's not much choice in the matter if we want to keep the talent in house. (25%, 68 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this matter. (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 267

Start Date: July 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

The California state auditor released a report June 24 recommending that UCLA, along with three other state schools, provide sexual assault education programs for incoming students closer to the start of fall quarter. How do you think adding these workshops will affect students and/or the incidence of sexual assault on campus?
  • The workshops could be helpful, but will likely be difficult to implement because of the sheer number of students that would have to attend them close to the beginning of the school year. (43%, 30 Votes)
  • Adding educational programs closer to fall quarter will better equip incoming students to deal with incidents of sexual assault and potentially help reduce the incidence of assault on campus. (41%, 29 Votes)
  • Adding educational programs closer to fall quarter will do nothing to help students or reduce assault because students likely won't retain the information anyway. (16%, 11 Votes)
  • I do not know how I feel about this matter. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

Start Date: June 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

On May 29, the California Senate passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $13 by 2017. The bill will now go to the state Assembly for debate and a vote. How do you think the possible minimum wage increase will affect students?
  • The bill will increase costs for employers, forcing them to decrease entry-level job opportunities often filled by students. (43%, 213 Votes)
  • Since many students earn the minimum wage, the increase will be a net gain for them. (31%, 152 Votes)
  • A minimum wage increase would be good for students if it was a more gradual hike to soften the impact on entry-level positions. (22%, 109 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this matter. (4%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 490

Start Date: June 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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