March 17, 2003
Measure 7, asking students to establish fee to
support student programs, is approved
UCSC students, asked last week to vote in an online election to determine
whether they want to establish a fee to help maintain existing student
programs threatened by budget cuts, overwhelmingly approved the measure.
Of the 5,031 votes cast, 4,565 students (90.74 percent) voted in favor
of Measure 7.
The Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC), a student committee that
makes recommendations about funding student programs, sponsored this
referendum. College governments, the undergraduate student government
(SUA), and the graduate student government (GSA) also endorsed asking
UCSC students to weigh in on this measure.
Measure 7 asked: "In order to help preserve the existing variety
and quality of UCSC Student Programs, shall students assess themselves
up to $51 per quarter commencing Fall Quarter 2003?"
The election took place through Sunday, March 9. To see the measure
or review the results, go to: elections.ucsc.edu.
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