Tuesday, July 25

Do you think the Bible is an important book to study in the 21st Century?
  • Yes, but it is equally important to study the literature of every religion. (30%, 86 Votes)
  • Yes, because so much of our culture is shaped by it. (26%, 75 Votes)
  • Yes, and I have studied it for religious purposes. (20%, 57 Votes)
  • No, there is little point in studying archaic texts in the 21st Century. (13%, 37 Votes)
  • No, I have never studied the Bible and think it is only for the religious. (11%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 284

Start Date: April 12, 2011 @ 11:39 am
End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 11:39 am

Should UCLA work on reforming the writing II graduation requirement for undergraduates?
  • Yes, writing II courses should me more tailored toward individual majors. (35%, 49 Votes)
  • No, the writing requirement is necessary for future academic success and should be preserved. (27%, 38 Votes)
  • Yes, UCLA should offer more math and science classes that fulfill the requirement. (14%, 20 Votes)
  • The writing II requirement is unnecessary and should be terminated. (14%, 20 Votes)
  • No, students of all majors should take the current writing II courses offered. (10%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 141

Start Date: April 5, 2011 @ 11:37 am
End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 11:37 am

Is a national digital library a feasible and noteworthy project and if so, who should direct its efforts?
  • Yes, digitization of books and articles has been long overdue and companies like Google are leading the way. (43%, 39 Votes)
  • Yes, the U.S. is lagging in efforts behind other companies and should combine university resources. (27%, 24 Votes)
  • No, having a digital library would infringe on the rights of authors and publishers and should be left at their discretion. (12%, 11 Votes)
  • Yes, it is a good goal but our economy makes this a project for the future, not now. (10%, 9 Votes)
  • No, there are plenty of resources online already and nothing will replace print editions. (8%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

Start Date: March 29, 2011 @ 11:36 am
End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 11:36 am

Do you think professors focus too much on research, detracting from their ability to be effective teachers?
  • Yes, professors at UCLA are generally too focused on their own research. (44%, 457 Votes)
  • Yes, but this is mostly true for South Campus professors. (27%, 280 Votes)
  • Professors should focus more on research at a school like UCLA to keep us a competitive institution. (15%, 156 Votes)
  • No, UCLA professors strike an even balance between being researchers and teachers. (12%, 125 Votes)
  • Yes, but this is mostly true for North Campus professors. (2%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,039

Start Date: March 2, 2011 @ 11:33 am
End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 11:33 am

Do you think the UCLA Store should sell clothing that is made in sweatshops in developing countries?
  • UCLA should only engage in business with manufacturers who pay their workers living wages. (37%, 92 Votes)
  • Yes, sweatshops provide jobs in developing countries. (26%, 64 Votes)
  • I will not buy clothing from the UCLA store if it is made by sweatshop workers. (16%, 40 Votes)
  • Yes, UCLA should not concern itself with where clothing comes from as long as the quality is good. (11%, 27 Votes)
  • No, UCLA should be empathetic to those being exploited in sweatshops in developing nations. (10%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 248

Start Date: February 22, 2011 @ 11:31 am
End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 11:31 am