There were specific questions, some in-person/some submitted in advance, on the proposed hotel/conference center, the upcoming (systemwide) campus climate survey, pensions, and donor-community relations. Links just to those questions are also available below. They are video/audios, i.e., a video with a still picture.
The hotel question came up after the embarrassing refusal of the Regents to ratify the project at their recent meeting. The chancellor seemed to imply that if you just called the project a conference center rather than a hotel, all would be well. However, the number of rooms in the project is comparable to the local Westwood area hotels so more than a wording change needs to be considered. You can hear his response at the link below:
The question on donor-community relations came from an anonymous employee involved in fundraising. The question may have been a veiled reference to frictions regarding the proposed sale of the Japanese Garden and the hotel issue. The chancellor, however, made no direct reference to those issues and it is not clear that he picked up the inference. It is notable that a fundraising employee raised the question. Link to the response below:
If you want to try the video version (ads and all), it is at: