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Official UCSC Elections until May 23!

OFFICIAL UCSC ELECTIONS MAY 17-23!

It's better than SEX!
... and lasts longer too!

VOTE ONLINE AT ELECTIONS.UCSC.EDU ON THINGS SUCH AS:

* YOUR student representatives to UCSC, CA and the US!
* YOUR fees (almost $1,000 in new fees/year proposed)
* YOUR opinions on local and global issues
WHO ARE OUR CHOICES FOR OUR OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES?

Come find out! Your official student government, the Student Union Assembly (SUA), is hosting a Candidate Forum and Elections Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm in Oakes Learning Center.

DID YOU SAY NEW FEES? WHAT ARE THESE NEW MEASURES?

There are a bunch of new measures that we'll be voting on. They include almost $300/quarter (almost $900 a year for most people) in new fees. It's up to us to decide which fees we are willing to pay for, and which ones we aren't. These new fees range from supporting student initiated outreach and campus resource centers to building new sports/event facilities.

There are also some measures and opinion polls that aren't asking for any of our money, but just our permission or our opinion on a variety of subjects. Find out more about these at elections.ucsc.edu

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OFFICIAL UCSC ELECTIONS MAY 17-23!
VOTE ONLINE AT ELECTIONS.UCSC.EDU

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*** Please forward to everyone you know at UCSC ***

This message is brought to you by your official
student government - the Student Union Assembly (SUA) Visit www.ucscsua.com for more info.

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MEASURE 13: Student Media Council Fee

QUESTION

Shall the undergraduates of UCSC assess themselves $3.20 per student, per quarter to provide funding to the Student Media Council for equipment, software and facilities improvements to support registered campus student media (television, print, and radio) organizations?

SUMMARY POINTS

o New undergraduate compulsory fee of $3.20 per student, per quarter.
o Fee begins Fall Quarter 2005 and is a permanent fee with no ending date.
o Fee will be assessed to all UCSC undergraduates enrolled in the fall, winter and spring quarters and undergraduates enrolled in state-funded summer quarter.
o Fee will generate approximately $134,352 in AY 2005-06, the first year it is in effect, with no return to Financial Aid.
o Fee is sponsored for placement on the ballot by a vote of the Student Union Assembly (SUA).

BALLOT STATEMENT

WHO THE FEE WILL BENEFIT:
All UCSC students will directly benefit from this not only because of increased campus event and issue coverage, but because anyone interested in getting a more hands-on experience with media - whether it is for artistic, political, organizational, athletic, academic, cultural, or co-curricular reasons -- will have access to a television studio, and up-to-date media facilities, software and equipment. The Student Media Council Fee will provide a funding source for all UCSC students who are members of registered campus organizations and are interested in using or learning how to use media.

WHY THE FEE IS NEEDED:
Student Media is comprised of student radio and television broadcast and print publications: KZSC Radio, Student Cable Television (SCTV), City on a Hill Press, Fish Rap Live, The Project, Leviathan, Eyecandy, Chinquapin, La Revista, Las Girlfriends, Alay, Big Q, and 20+ other UCSC student print and broadcast organizations.

Student Media organizations are in need of production facilities, equipment and training. For example, the UCSC student television station, SCTV, currently has no equipment and no studio. This fee will provide SCTV and/or KZSC an opportunity to apply for funding for television or radio studio equipment (such as cameras, lighting, sound equipment, computers, editing programs, etc.). With access to such equipment Student Media organizations could: film and broadcast campus events (including political, artistic, theater, film, music, academic, athletic, co-curricular and more); broadcast Student Union Assembly (SUA) and other campus meetings; and create more original programming.

For Print media organizations, this will provide an opportunity to apply for funding for equipment, computers, printers and software.

HOW THE FUNDING WILL BE USED:
The funds from this fee will be allocated to the Student Media Council (through the office of Student Media). The Student Media Council will appoint a Measure 13 Subcommittee to make funding allocations to registered campus media organizations.

The Media Council/Measure 13 Subcommittee will be comprised of:
+ One student representative of Print Media.
+ One student representative of Radio.
+ One student representative of Television.
+ One faculty member, i.e. a Student Media advisor.
+ One staff member, i.e. the Student Affairs Operations and Facilities Analyst.

The Media Council will be responsible for soliciting funding applications from registered campus media organizations. The Measure 13 Subcommittee will allocate funds on a content-neutral basis, in accordance with this referendum, university policy and the law.

ENDORSEMENTS

Alay, Banana Slug News, Chinquapin, City on a Hill Press, Eyecandy, Film Arts Coalition, Fish Rap Live!, Fish Rap TV, GLBTI Network, Golf Team, Guerilla Music Project, Head to Hortense, Kinetic Poetics Project, Kresge Town Krier, KZSC 88.1FM, Las Girlfriends, La Revista, Leviathan, Queer Fashion Show, Red Wheelbarrow, Student Cable Television (SCTV), Student Union Assembly, Student Union Governance Board, Synesthesia Slam, Turnstile, Theta Chi, Variance, Vis-a-Vis, Women's Basketball, Women's Ensemble Theater (WET), TWANAS, Take Back the Night
 
 


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Re: Official UCSC Elections until May 23!

UCSC STUDENTS: DO YOU WANT OVER $700/YR. IN NEW FEES?

VOTE NO ON MEASURES 19, 20 & 21
UCSC Elections - May 17-23 - elections.ucsc.edu

Athletes Against Unreasonable Fees Opposes the New
“Student Life? Referendums:

Measure 19: a new outdoor sports facility
Measure 20: a new indoor events center esp. for sports
Measure 21: a $70 fee that would go specifically to
fund sports teams.

WE OPPOSE THESE MEASURES BECAUSE
• If passed, these referendums will raise your fees
over $700 per year. This is IN ADDITION to the annual
student fee increase made by the university.

• The “Student Life? Referendums come at a time when
important academic programs are being slashed from
UCSC.

• The success of our current sports teams has shown
that we do not need huge additional fees to have
strong athletic programs.

• Many schools nation-wide have shown that there are
other ways to fund sports besides new student fees.

• The money generated by these fees will be controlled
by the administrators, NOT the students.

• These new unneeded fees will negatively affect the
diversity of students on this campus.

Athletes Against Unreasonable Fees wants the
University to retain its character as a unique liberal
arts college with successful athletic teams rather
than make such extreme changes that would make it
another faceless D-I sports university. We believe
that our sports teams can be successful in our
endeavors while maintaining the integrity and the
character unique to UC Santa Cruz.

A message from Athletes Against Unreasonable Fees
Contact ucsc_athletes (at) yahoo.com for more information

Note: AAUF is not associated with any campaign or
organization. We are merely a group of concerned
athletes acting in our own interest.
 

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