Saturday, June 23

Last week, the University of California Board of Regents approved a proposal for a systemwide policy that allows admission offices to request letters of recommendations from up to 15 percent of possible admits should they aid in better determining which applicants should be admitted. What do you think about this?
  • Requesting only some students provide letters could unfairly give an advantage to some applicants over others. (62%, 261 Votes)
  • Requesting some students supply letters of recommendations will help the UC admission process be more holistic and fair to students. (24%, 101 Votes)
  • Requesting letters of recommendations would not drastically affect applicants chances of being admitted to UC campuses. (9%, 39 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (5%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 418

Start Date: July 16, 2017 @ 10:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

During commencement weekend, UCLA Transportation partnered with Uber and Lyft to designate six specific pick-up and drop-off zones around campus to reduce traffic congestion. Drivers and passengers using Uber or Lyft were cited if they were picked up or dropped off outside of the designated locations. A director for UCLA Transportation said these zones are part of a plan to create permanent ride-hailing areas on campus. What do you think about this?
  • UCLA should not create the designated zones, as students should be free to call ride-hailing services anywhere on campus. (47%, 156 Votes)
  • UCLA should create designated pick-up and drop-off zones on campus to reduce traffic congestion. (40%, 133 Votes)
  • UCLA should not create the designated zones, as they will not notably reduce traffic congestion around campus. (9%, 30 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 332

Start Date: June 26, 2017 @ 9:50 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Last week, the Daily Bruin published an opinion column about how UCLA should temporarily hire undergraduate students as teacher’s assistants to address the shortage of graduate student TA’s in certain departments. The column argued undergraduates such as fifth year students and those with industry experience should be hired as TA’s while the university finds a long-term solution to the shortage. What do you think about this?
  • UCLA should rely on undergraduate TA’s in the interim to find a sustainable solution to the graduate student TA shortage. (46%, 212 Votes)
  • UCLA should not utilize undergraduate TA’s, as there are too many challenges, such as conflict of interest and inexperience, to address. (37%, 167 Votes)
  • UCLA should not hire undergraduate TA’s because doing so can take away job opportunities from graduate students. (13%, 57 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 456

Start Date: June 3, 2017 @ 7:04 pm
End Date: No Expiry

UCLA requires students to use their legal names on their BruinCards and other official documentation. The Daily Bruin recently ran an opinion column arguing this policy negatively affects transgender students, and that the university should instead allow students to use their chosen names on their BruinCards. Universities such as UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Irvine already allow students to use their chosen names on their campus identification cards. What do you think about this?
  • UCLA should permit students to use their chosen names on their BruinCards to respect their gender identities. (45%, 122 Votes)
  • UCLA should not allow students to use their chosen names on their BruinCards, as students could misuse the policy. (37%, 99 Votes)
  • UCLA should not allow students to use their chosen names on their BruinCards, as such a service would be unfeasible. (13%, 35 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (5%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 271

Start Date: May 27, 2017 @ 4:51 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Last year, UC Irvine became the first public university to offer an esports scholarship to its students. The move garnered enough support that several video game industry members donated money to build a 3,500-square-foot gaming arena on the campus. The Daily Bruin recently ran an opinion column arguing UCLA should create a similar scholarship program to tap into LA’s technology and entertainment capital and let the campus pursue unique research opportunities. What do you think about this?
  • UCLA should offer an esports scholarship, as it strengthens UCLA’s mission as a research university and can help match students with those in the video game industry. (35%, 94 Votes)
  • UCLA should not offer an esports scholarship, as it would only serve a niche community of students on campus. (32%, 86 Votes)
  • The administration should offer scholarships for not just esports, but also other under-recognized fields where students can immerse themselves in the LA commercial scene. (30%, 80 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 269

Start Date: May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End Date: No Expiry