Monday, January 16

The University of California has steadily increased nonresident admission, while in-state admission has remained relatively stagnant over the last few years to address budgets from the state. International and out-of-state students compose 41.7 percent of UCLA's most recently admitted class, the highest percentage within the UC system. UCLA also admitted the smallest percentage of Californian students, accepting only 16.2 percent of in-state applicants. What do you think?
  • A nonresident student population is important, but UC campuses are public universities intended to serve the California community above all else. (68%, 316 Votes)
  • Admitting more nonresident students helps build the UC's diversity and maintain its financial well-being. (22%, 104 Votes)
  • The changes in admission rates are marginal and the balance between admitted nonresident and in-state students is fine. (7%, 34 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (3%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 466

Start Date: July 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

The California Legislature passed a budget deal June 15 including $25 million in additional funding to the University of California contingent on a non-resident student enrollment cap and an increased enrollment of 5,000 in-state students over the next two years. What do you think?
  • The UC needs to increase its in-state student population and cap nonresident student enrollment, as stipulated by the budget. (59%, 202 Votes)
  • More money needs to be allocated to the UC without stipulations on enrollment. (23%, 79 Votes)
  • California should be incentivizing increased resident enrollment, but $25 million is insufficient to cover the cost of enrolling 5,000 additional students. (13%, 44 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (5%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 342

Start Date: June 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

The Senate approved the USA Freedom Act Tuesday with a vote of 67 to 32, despite Republicans' request to temporarily extend the Patriot Act. The bill replaces the Patriot Act, which allowed for the bulk collection of phone records, wiretapping and the collection of private businesses' files. What do you think?
  • The legislation is overdue, and will help protect Americans' privacy. (69%, 149 Votes)
  • Congress should have temporarily extended the Patriot Act to allow more time to think about this important issue. (11%, 23 Votes)
  • The legislation will hurt national security by decreasing the government's ability to monitor suspicious domestic activities. (10%, 22 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this. (10%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 215

Start Date: June 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

On Wednesday, the US Justice Department filed charges against 14 high-ranking members of FIFA, the world governing body of international soccer, indicting them on 47 charges including bribery and racketeering. While none of the accused are actual US citizens, prosecutors claimed that the amount of money paid to FIFA for television rights and other business transactions executed by the institution on US soil warranted state intervention. What do you think?
  • This prosecution will have a positive impact on FIFA as an organization and root out public suspicions of corruption. (55%, 113 Votes)
  • This will have a negative impact on FIFA's public image and will not change any potential corrupt practices. (20%, 42 Votes)
  • This kind of prosecution is necessary, but the US is acting outside of its rights to do it. (18%, 38 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this. (7%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 207

Start Date: May 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from the current $9. The wage will increase in increments, starting with a mandated minimum of $10.50 by July 2016. The increase aims to give minimum wage workers in Los Angeles a "living wage." What do you think?
  • The increased minimum wage will make L.A.'s economic situation worse. (46%, 146 Votes)
  • Raising the minimum wage is a good first step, but ultimately insufficient considering the rate at which the cost of living is also increasing. (38%, 120 Votes)
  • The minimum wage increase will make the cost of living in L.A. affordable. (11%, 36 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (5%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 319

Start Date: May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry