Wednesday, April 26

UCLA Housing announced it would not renovate any on-campus housing in the 2016-2017 academic year, despite an projected increase in enrollment at UCLA by 750 students. Next year's housing fees for students on the Hill and in off-campus university apartments have not yet been determined, but are projected to increase. How do you feel about this issue?
  • UCLA Housing cannot increase fees without creating and sharing a plan for accommodating enrollment increase. (46%, 146 Votes)
  • Increasing fees for university housing make UCLA less accessible and should be mitigated. (38%, 120 Votes)
  • Fee increases are fair considering various support resources and amenities provided by UCLA Housing. (13%, 43 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (3%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 320

Start Date: February 24, 2016 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Last month, the California Supreme Court decided to review an appellate court decision, which ruled that public colleges and universities aren't responsible for any harms students inflict on each other. The previous court dismissed a lawsuit filed against the University of California Board of Regents by a UCLA student who was stabbed by a classmate in a chemistry lab. How do you feel about this issue?
  • The court should uphold the previous decision that university administrations aren't responsible for students' actions. (53%, 136 Votes)
  • The court should ensure universities are held responsible for protecting students from other students. (36%, 91 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (7%, 19 Votes)
  • The court should not have decided to review this case. (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 256

Start Date: February 17, 2016 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

News broke Monday that the University of California Office of the President had network monitoring devices installed at UC Berkeley in an attempt to avoid future cyber attacks. This, UC President Napolitano holds, is necessary to avoid future security breaches, but some UC professors have been wary of possible privacy violations and the secretive nature of the new hardware installation. What do you think about this issue?
  • Network monitoring is necessary, but new security measures should have been implemented with the involvement of UC professors and students. (46%, 148 Votes)
  • The new security measures are an unnecessary overreach by UC administrators and unnecessary for protection. (29%, 93 Votes)
  • The new security measures are necessary to avoid disasters like the breach at UC Health. (17%, 55 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (8%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 325

Start Date: February 4, 2016 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday a November ballot initiative to give judges and parole boards more autonomy and flexibility when granting felons parole. What do you think about this issue?
  • The governor's ballot initiative will make California's prison system better. (42%, 70 Votes)
  • Brown should not be attempting to reverse legislation establishing stricter rules for prison sentencing. (31%, 52 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (24%, 41 Votes)
  • The ballot initiative is a worthy cause, but Brown should wait until he's out of office to push for it. (3%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 168

Start Date: January 28, 2016 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday morning a plan to increase affordable housing across the UC by accelerating housing construction at different campuses and adding 14,000 beds to both new and old on-campus housing and university apartments. How do you feel about this issue?
  • More affordable housing is necessary to accommodate increasing enrollment, but adding beds will only degrade quality of student life. (47%, 151 Votes)
  • Adding beds is a move in the right direction, but 14,000 across the system is insufficient considering enrollment increases and already-limited options. (27%, 88 Votes)
  • This is a good plan to improve student life at the UC. (20%, 66 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (6%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 323

Start Date: January 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry