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Spring 2014 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you agree or disagree that the students who participated in causing the Ray Kelly lecture to be shut down via protests inside the auditorium should be subject to disciplinary action?
  • What should be the University’s top financial aid priority?
  • Do you agree or disagree that Rhode Island should legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University?
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the creation of Andrews Commons?

Fall 2013 Student Poll 2

Questions included:

  • Do you agree with the actions taken by student and community member protestors surrounding the canceled lecture by Ray Kelly last week?
  • Do you support the stop-and-frisk policing policies enforced in New York City under Police Commissioner Ray Kelly?
  • Do you agree with the Corporation’s recent decision not to divest the University’s endowment assets from large U.S. coal companies?
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University?
  • How much influence do you think students’ voices and opinions have on administrative decisions at the University?

Fall 2013 Student Poll 1

Questions included:

  • Do you believe the University should divest any of its endowment assets currently in large U.S. coal companies?
  • Do you support the conversion of multi-user bathrooms in residence halls to gender-neutral status?
  • How much of a role should standardized test scores play in public high school graduation requirements?
  • How often do you masturbate?
  • What is your opinion of President Christina Paxson’s strategic plan?

Spring 2013 Faculty Poll

Questions included:

  • How prepared do you find first-years to be for academics at Brown?
  • Are you satisfied with childcare resources available to faculty?
  • Do you approve of the Corporation’s recent decision to create a School of Public Health?
  • How satisfied are you with the level of faculty input in the strategic planning process?
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University?

Spring 2013 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Should Rhode Island should legalize same-sex marriage?
  • If the University offered minors, would you pursue one?
  • Last month the Corporation voted to create a School of Public Health. Do you approve of this decision?
  • How did you meet most of the people you currently live with?
  • In a typical semester, how often do you attend a varsity sports game?

Fall 2012 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Whom do you plan on voting for in the upcoming U.S. presidential election?
  • Should Brown consider race in student admissions decisions?
  • What type of romantic or sexual relationship are you in right now?
  • On average, how many hours of sleep do you get each weeknight?
  • How do you feel about the University offering online courses?

Spring 2012 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you think Brown should contribute more money to the city of Providence?
  • How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of Christina Paxson as the University’s 19th president?
  • To what extent does your financial aid package (or lack thereof) meet your financial needs?
  • Do you think making admission need-blind for transfer and international students should be a higher priority for the University?

Fall 2011 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • How many sexual partners have you had so far this semester?
  • If Brown offered a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, would you be interested in joining?
  • How confident or worried are you about getting a desirable job after graduation?

Fall 2011 Faculty Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you think the ban on ROTC should be lifted?
  • How does the level of student activism today compare to that when you were in college?
  • Do you find first-years to be well prepared for academics at Brown?
  • How long do you anticipate continuing to work at Brown?
  • How have changes made under the Plan for Academic Enrichment impacted the quality of undergraduate academics?

Spring 2011 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you think the ban on ROTC should be lifted?
  • How often do you use prescription drugs that aren’t prescribed to you, such as Adderall or Ritalin, to help you with your school work, on average?
  • To what extent has overcrowding — the accommodation of students in common spaces such as lounges or kitchens — affected your residential experience?
  • How often do you leave College Hill, on average?
  • How often do you use on-campus gyms to exercise, on average?

Fall 2010 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • How would you describe your sexual orientation?
  • How confident or worried are you about your or your family’s ability to finance your Brown education?
  • How satisfied or dissatisfied are/were you with the freshman-year roommate you were assigned at Brown?
  • Which of the following have you done at Dining Services eateries this semester?
  • How safe or unsafe do you feel walking on campus at night?

Spring 2010 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Would you approve or disapprove of eliminating dining hall tableslips in favor of centralized announcements, either elsewhere on campus or on the Internet?
  • Compared to your peers at Brown, how physically attractive or unattractive do you consider yourself?
  • On average, how many hours per week have you worked for pay this semester?
  • How often this semester have you used resources or services— including drop-in hours and events — provided by the Career Development Center either online or in person?
  • How important or unimportant is religion in your life?

Fall 2009 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • How many times have you attended a Brown varsity sports game as a spectator this semester?
  • In the past month, which of the following substances — not prescribed to you — have you used?
  • Would you approve or disapprove of Brown reinstating the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, which was disbanded here in 1971?
  • Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with academic advising at Brown?

Spring 2009 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • The University currently recognizes the second Monday in October as the Columbus Day holiday. There has been some discussion about changing the name or its status as a day off. How should the University respond?
  • Compared to what you expected when Barack Obama was elected President, do you think that he has done better than you expected, about the same as you expected or worse than you expected?
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way David Cicilline ’83 is handling his job as mayor of Providence?
  • How confident or worried are you about getting the job you want to have after graduation?

Fall 2008 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • How many sexual partners have you had so far this semester?
  • Are you confident or worried about the University’s ability to maintain its commitment to financial aid?
  • Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with number of TAs in your classes?
  • If the 2008 presidential election were held today, which candidate would you support?
  • Are you currently involved with or working/volunteering for a presidential campaign?

Spring 2008 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you think the University should focus on expanding financial aid to include more students or on increasing financial aid to those who already receive it?
  • In the future, do you think the University should prioritize increased financial aid or the construction of a new dorm?
  • How many times did you skip class last week?
  • On average, how often do you use the Olney Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC)?

Fall 2007 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you support the conversion of multi-user bathrooms in residence halls to gender-neutral status?
  • Do you keep a car on campus?
  • Have you attended a Brown varsity sports game this semester?
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Katherine Bergeron is handling her job as dean of the College?

Spring 2007 Student Poll

Questions included:

  • Do you generally favor or oppose giving preference to children of alums in admission to Brown?
  • Do you believe all undergraduates at Brown should be required to learn a foreign language?
  • Do you believe the University’s English requirement, which mandates “competence in reading and writing,” is fulfilled by all undergraduates?
  • What do you believe is the most pressing on-campus need for improvements?
  • Do you believe Brown should offer an early admission
    program to the College?