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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. (42%, 110 Votes)
  • None of the above. (22%, 57 Votes)
  • Outsourcing dining services. (17%, 44 Votes)
  • Eliminating The University of Akron Press and the Multicultural Center as separate entities. (11%, 28 Votes)
  • Eliminating the baseball program. (4%, 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

What do you think about The University of Akron's decision to add a $50-per-credit-hour fee to junior- and senior-level courses starting Fall Semester?

  • It's just a sneaky way to get around the state freeze on tuition increases. (94%, 202 Votes)
  • It's a perfectly acceptable way of generating revenue and balancing the budget. (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Fifty bucks? I'm going to go to class dressed as Ulysses S. Grant. (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 216

Start Date: July 13, 2015 @ 6:16 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think about the plan by gun-rights advocates to walk through the UA campus and downtown Akron openly carrying loaded firearms?

  • So what? It's perfectly legal. (77%, 119 Votes)
  • Open carry deters crime. (12%, 18 Votes)
  • They should take the cannoli and leave the guns behind. (6%, 9 Votes)
  • It's another sign that society is being diminished by the gun culture. (5%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

Start Date: April 23, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
End Date: April 27, 2015 @ 7:20 PM

President Scarborough says he is thinking about changing the name of The University of Akron. What do you think he should do?

  • Leave it alone! We're The University of Akron. (89%, 593 Votes)
  • I really don't care, as long as my tuition doesn't go up. (5%, 32 Votes)
  • Let Zippy decide. (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Change it to something with more pizzaz. Where is Akron, anyway? (3%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 665

Start Date: May 1, 2015 @ 5:05 PM
End Date: No Expiry

The university's contract with Starbucks is expiring. Would you like to keep Starbucks on campus or replace it with another brand?

  • Keep Starbucks on campus (58%, 21 Votes)
  • Replace Starbucks with Dunkin' Donuts (31%, 11 Votes)
  • Replace Starbucks with some other brand (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Replace Starbucks with Arabica (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

Start Date: February 25, 2015 @ 5:09 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Undergraduate Student Government wants to know how much of the fees we pay go toward athletics. What do you think is an appropriate percentage?

  • 0-10 percent (48%, 12 Votes)
  • 11-25 percent (32%, 8 Votes)
  • 76-90 percent (12%, 3 Votes)
  • 26-50 percent (4%, 1 Votes)
  • 51-75 percent (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

Start Date: January 25, 2015 @ 10:13 AM
End Date: No Expiry

What limits should be placed on smoking on campus?

  • Keep the status quo: No smoking within 25 feet of a building. (53%, 19 Votes)
  • Ban all types of smoking and tobacco use, including e-cigarettes and hookahs. (33%, 12 Votes)
  • Ban smoking and chewing tobacco, but not e-cigarettes. (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Smoking on campus should not be restricted at all. (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

Start Date: November 12, 2014 @ 5:46 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Which issue is of greatest concern to you as a student?

  • Mounting student loan debt (30%, 11 Votes)
  • They're all equally important to me (27%, 10 Votes)
  • I can't schedule classes I need to graduate (24%, 9 Votes)
  • Personal safety on and around campus (19%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

Start Date: September 15, 2014 @ 5:06 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Was Scott Scarborough the best choice among the three finalists to be the 16th president of The University of Akron?

  • Yes, without a doubt (43%, 13 Votes)
  • No, Jim Tressel was the best choice (33%, 10 Votes)
  • Any of them would have been fine with me (17%, 5 Votes)
  • No, Ronald Nykiel was the best choice (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

Start Date: May 14, 2014 @ 8:05 PM
End Date: No Expiry

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