Voting for the increase of student fees begins today

An increase in student fees by $45 per semester is on the ballot today and tomorrow.

The increase will go towards the construction of a new football stadium, the renovation of Hofheinz Pavilion, and the operation of athletic facilities.

Students can vote from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Athletics/Alumni Center, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Cougar Village, the Engineering Complex, M.D. Anderson Library, Melcher Hall, Moody Towers, the Moores School of Music, Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall, the Science and Engineering Research Center, the University Center and the UC-Satellite.

Students need their peoplesoft ID number and date of birth to vote.

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Do you think the University's faculty should be as diverse as the University's student body?

  • No, the University shouldn't consider race at all and hire faculty solely based on skill. (69%, 132 Votes)
  • Yes, we should be known for all around diversity. (23%, 44 Votes)
  • No, it's hard to have both an equally diverse faculty and student body. (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes, the University should hire faculty based on their skills and their race. (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 190

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  • My first instinct is to say NO, why should students have to subsidize the UH athletics program? We are already paying hundreds of dollars in fees every semester. Also, the UH football coach is already the highest paid employee on campus, even higher than the Dean. How can we vote on this issue without more information? I would like to know how much money the athletics program at UH is taking from academic programs on a regular basis. And what happens to the money that is earned from sports games? Does it all go back into the sports program or does some of it go to the school for other things? This information needs to be made available to all students or else this whole vote is a farce.

  • There's nothing about whether the new stadium will be LEED certified. Rice already has at least 3 LEED certified buildings, and as of now, UH appears to have 0. Even UNT has us beat as their new football stadium is LEED certified. Not to mention the most greenest buildings are the ones that already exist with embodied energy and materials. We could fix it up cheaper, or at least build one that meets stringent environmental criteria. But to build another stadium that doesn't perform better in sustainability than the last one is not the way to go.

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