May 24, 2004
Students to vote on fee increase, Student Union
UCSC students will decide on a proposed fee increase and Student Union
Assembly candidates, as well as other several measures when they vote
online May 21-28.
In addition to electing Student Union Assembly candidates
and voting on several measures, student opinions are sought on
an array of subjects.
The Student Voice and Empowerment Fee measure asks undergraduates
whether they want to assess themselves 50 cents per quarter permanently
to fund the Student Committee on Committees (SCOC).
This will enable SCOC to ensure student representation and voice
on major campus committees, ensure communication with and between student
representatives on committees, and facilitate campuswide outreach for
available positions, the ballot states.
Also at stake are constitutional amendments for the Student Union Assembly
and Stevenson Student Council.
Nonbinding opinion polls on the ballot seek student views:
Campus Sustainability Coordinators: "Do the students
of UCSC support funding for two Campus Sustainability Coordinators who
will work with students, staff, faculty, administration, and the community
(specifically University Dining Services) to reduce energy usage, improve
resource conservation, and increase the overall sustainability of the
UCSC campus through education, outreach, data collection, and program
Biodiesel Production Program:
"Should undergraduates assess themselves a fee to create a biodiesel
production program (with Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)
and the Campus Sustainability Council (CSC)), to turn waste cooking
grease from our dining halls into bio-diesel fuel for University diesel
Student Union Assembly Survey:
A wide range of questions are covered in this section of the ballot,
from UCSCs college system to awareness of student government to
How many students should there be on campus within the next 15
Sample ballots, detailed information on ballot measures, and statements
from candidates, are available online at http://elections.ucsc.edu/elections04/ballot.html
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