Saturday, March 23

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

Last week, the Afrikan Student Union released a list of demands to the UCLA administration in response to racist incidents on campus and at other UCs. Some of the demands include creating a Black Resource Center and establishing a $40 million endowment to address African-American underrepresentation on campus. What do you think about this?
  • The administration should not implement the demands, as they are not feasible. (46%, 133 Votes)
  • The administration should implement the demands, as they are necessary to meet the needs of the UCLA black community. (23%, 68 Votes)
  • The administration should not implement the demands, as they do not truly address the black community’s needs. (18%, 53 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (13%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 291

Start Date: May 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

The UCLA Foundation takes a 6.5 percent fee from donations to finance the university's administrative operations. What do you think of this?
  • The fee should be removed on small donations to ensure more money goes towards the donor's intended cause. (43%, 73 Votes)
  • The fee should be kept, but reduced to a lower amount. (26%, 45 Votes)
  • The fee should be kept because a 6.5 percent fee is not significant and helps finance university administration. (20%, 35 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue other than the ones specified above. (11%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 171

Start Date: May 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Last week, the Daily Bruin ran an opinion column arguing for the UCLA administration to require written assignments be turned in and graded exclusively online, perhaps via pre-existing systems such as Turnitin. The column argued the interim solution to achieving a paper-less campus would be to mandate that any written assignments longer than six pages be turned in and graded exclusively online. What do you think about this?
  • UCLA should pursue a paper-less policy for written assignments in order to improve the campus’ environmental sustainability. (55%, 360 Votes)
  • UCLA should not pursue a paper-less policy for written assignments because it would not have much of an environmental impact. (17%, 108 Votes)
  • It would be too difficult to implement a paper-less policy. (16%, 104 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (12%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 650

Start Date: April 23, 2017 @ 3:06 pm
End Date: No Expiry

City council member Paul Koretz is planning to hold workshops to educate Westwood residents about illegally dumping furniture on sidewalks. Residents can receive up to $10,000 in fines or six months of jail time for doing illegal dumping. What do you think of this?
  • The punishments for illegal dumping should be less strict. (46%, 125 Votes)
  • The current punishments for illegal dumping are adequate to deter illegal dumping. (22%, 59 Votes)
  • The punishments for illegal dumping should be more strict. (21%, 56 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue other than the ones specified. (11%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 272

Start Date: April 11, 2017 @ 6:32 pm
End Date: No Expiry