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How do you feel about the Board of Trustees naming Matthew Wilson as UA's president?

  • The Board should have waited till his term as interim was up, and then decided. (51%, 58 Votes)
  • I think it's great. I can't wait to see what the future has in store with him at the helm. (35%, 39 Votes)
  • I don't know everything about it, but it sounds like good news. (9%, 10 Votes)
  • What's a Board of Trustees? I don't care. (3%, 3 Votes)
  • He should not have been named president. He is not the leader we need. (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 113

Start Date: October 19, 2016 @ 9:24 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think about removing "interim" from Interim President Matthew Wilson's name?

  • What's the rush? He needs more time to prove himself. (42%, 10 Votes)
  • I'm all for it. He should be UA's president. (29%, 7 Votes)
  • Although I don't know everything about it, it doesn't sound like a bad idea. (17%, 4 Votes)
  • It should not be done. He's not who we need as president. (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Eh, who cares. (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

Start Date: October 17, 2016 @ 4:13 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Are you okay with the protestors on campus?

  • They should not be allowed on campus (41%, 31 Votes)
  • Absolutely (21%, 16 Votes)
  • I guess, although I see why some people are angry (20%, 15 Votes)
  • They should stop, but students shouldn't let it bother them (12%, 9 Votes)
  • I don't care at all (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

Start Date: October 4, 2016 @ 3:07 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Where do you prefer to buy your textbooks?

  • Amazon (50%, 3 Votes)
  • SU Bookstore (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Off-Campus Bookstore (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Chegg (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

Start Date: September 12, 2016 @ 10:23 pm
End Date: September 16, 2016 @ 10:23 pm

What do you think of the UA Board of Trustees having its April meeting at Wayne College?

  • Hmm...suspicious. I'm sure the move is no coincidence, what with all the demonstrations on campus. (77%, 46 Votes)
  • The trustees are reviving a tradition. That's a really good thing. (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Why this now? It is difficult enough to figure out what they are doing all the time, let alone attend their meetings! (8%, 5 Votes)
  • What's the big deal? The meeting will be webcast online. If you want to watch it, you still can. (5%, 3 Votes)
  • I don't care. I graduate this spring. See y'all later. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

Start Date: April 12, 2016 @ 9:54 am
End Date: May 6, 2016 @ 11:59 pm

What do you think should happen to leadership at UA?

  • President Scarborough should go, but he is not the only problem. We have to turn our attention to the Board of Trustees. (78%, 224 Votes)
  • Out! Out with Scarborough! (16%, 47 Votes)
  • President Scarborough and the Board of Trustees should be given time to turn things around before we make any changes. (3%, 9 Votes)
  • I think leadership at UA is fine. The critics are more of the problem. (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Who cares. I graduate regardless. (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 286

Start Date: February 12, 2016 @ 6:17 pm
End Date: February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

What do these numbers mean to you?

  • Definitive proof of administrative incompetence. (69%, 34 Votes)
  • Though not yet cause for alarm, they certainly reflect some of the missteps taken over the past few months. (16%, 8 Votes)
  • It's a bit early in admissions season. Who can say what they truly mean? (10%, 5 Votes)
  • They aren't a big deal, people. Our University is fine, our enrollment is fine. (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

Start Date: February 2, 2016 @ 5:40 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How do you feel about the new business advisory council that will work with President Scarborough and the Board of Trustees?

  • Are you kidding me? More business people? They are the ones who got us into this mess in the first place! (60%, 74 Votes)
  • Perhaps some good changes will come out of this, but I'm not getting my hopes up. (15%, 18 Votes)
  • It's symbolic, but I can't see it doing much. Neither bad nor good. (14%, 17 Votes)
  • Precisely what we needed — some experienced, knowledgeable individuals who will undoubtedly show us the way. (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Surely it will bring much-needed results, but I do wish the council had more than just business men and women. (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

Start Date: December 1, 2015 @ 5:26 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How much confidence do you place in UA President Scott Scarborough?

  • Zero confidence — I worry for the future of the University. (58%, 242 Votes)
  • Some confidence — he's made some questionable decisions, but overall is moving in the right direction. (21%, 87 Votes)
  • Little confidence — I've heard some good things, but mostly bad. (9%, 37 Votes)
  • Total confidence — he is taking this University where it needs to go. (7%, 29 Votes)
  • The decisions don't really affect me; I'm indifferent. (5%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 416

Start Date: November 9, 2015 @ 10:57 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think the "State of our University" is?

  • A bad state—a very bad state. (65%, 288 Votes)
  • We're on the right track, and our future is brighter than ever. (15%, 67 Votes)
  • I've heard some good things, but we're headed for trouble if nothing changes. (12%, 54 Votes)
  • We're getting there—once just a few more issues are resolved, everything will run smoothly. (6%, 27 Votes)
  • Our university is in neither a good nor bad state. (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 440

Start Date: October 21, 2015 @ 11:30 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What are your thoughts on, or as a result of, yesterday's Board of Trustees protest?

  • The protesters need to relax already; the University is and will be fine. (38%, 95 Votes)
  • We need more protesters; this University is being flushed down the toilet. (35%, 88 Votes)
  • Maybe there wouldn't be as many protestors if administrators were willing to address them...what's a "public session" that doesn't allow "public" interaction? (26%, 67 Votes)
  • I don't really care. The changes that are going on don't affect me or what I'm studying much. (19%, 48 Votes)
  • The administrators need space to do their job, and protestors only distract them and stand in their way. (9%, 24 Votes)
  • I don't know who to believe anymore. (7%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 253

Start Date: October 15, 2015 @ 11:38 am
End Date: No Expiry

What do you have to say about the recent Town Hall meeting featuring UA President Scott Scarborough? (Choose more than one, if necessary)

  • USG asked bad questions. (46%, 130 Votes)
  • USG asked great questions. (26%, 75 Votes)
  • All his answers were just prefabricated doublespeak. (25%, 70 Votes)
  • The event was a great idea, but the whole texting questions thing was a big downside. (18%, 50 Votes)
  • Scarborough should do another event like this soon. (14%, 41 Votes)
  • My question wasn't even asked! (13%, 38 Votes)
  • It's reassuring that he agreed to do this event, but he could've answered the questions better. (11%, 31 Votes)
  • I'm satisfied. He really clarified the issues surrounding recent news and connected with the students. (5%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 284

Start Date: October 5, 2015 @ 11:33 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How do you feel now that administrators have said UA's name won't be changing?

  • Not enough. They still have to remove "Ohio's Polytechnic University" from our tagline. (49%, 87 Votes)
  • It makes me happy, but I'm still not sure if I trust them. (41%, 73 Votes)
  • It's only a distraction to take our minds off the real problems. (12%, 21 Votes)
  • Phew—relieved. Took them long enough. (5%, 9 Votes)
  • I don't really care. (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Darn! I wish it was being changed still. (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 179

Start Date: September 17, 2015 @ 2:19 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think about the new lineup of chain restaurants coming to campus?

  • I'm glad Chick-Fil-A and Panda Express are replacing Ohio Burger. (49%, 56 Votes)
  • Einstein Bros. was a better fit for Bierce. (37%, 42 Votes)
  • Steak 'n Shake is an improvement over The Creamery. (33%, 38 Votes)
  • I'd rather have Ohio Burger back. (23%, 26 Votes)
  • I can't wait for Starbucks to open in Bierce Library next year. (22%, 25 Votes)
  • I'll miss The Creamery. (12%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

Start Date: August 25, 2015 @ 8:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which of President Scarborough's recent budget-balancing moves do you agree with?

  • Rescinding the additional $50-per-credit-hour fee on upper-level courses. (53%, 110 Votes)
  • None of the above. (27%, 57 Votes)
  • Outsourcing dining services. (21%, 44 Votes)
  • Eliminating The University of Akron Press and the Multicultural Center as separate entities. (13%, 28 Votes)
  • Eliminating the baseball program. (5%, 10 Votes)
  • All of the above. (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Taking E.J. Thomas Hall out of the show promotion business. (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 209

Start Date: July 29, 2015 @ 8:29 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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