Google Hangout Planned With UC President Janet Napolitano

A Web chat with Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and UC students during which Napolitano and student panelists will discuss topics of interest including tuition, undocumented students, diversity, climate change and student veterans.
WHEN: 2-3 p.m. Jan. 28
WHO: UC President Janet Napolitano and a panel of students:
·         Cinthia Flores, UC student regent, student at UC Irvine School of Law
·         Lewis Luartz, graduate student at UC Riverside
·         Paul Malone, president, Student Veterans Organization, UC Santa Barbara
·         Safeena Mecklai, board chair, UC Student Association, student at UC Berkeley
·         Kristen Taketa, UCLA Daily Bruin reporter, student at UCLA
The student online audience also will be able to submit questions.

Lower Sproul Makeover Right on Schedule

The long-desired overhaul of Lower Sproul and the dream of a new, state-of-the-art Student Union is beginning to take shape. The redesigned complex is envisioned as the true and beating heart of student life on campus, a vibrant hub and central meeting place that will truly meet student needs.

Architects’ renderings for the $223 million renovation show a light-filled area that’s open, inviting and bustling with activity 24/7. Eshleman Hall, will be replaced by a lower building veiled in glass to expose the busy hive inside — students meeting, studying, dancing, eating, meditating and just hanging out.

Student Groups Find Advising and Leadership Training at the LEAD Center

The ASUC Auxiliary’s new, unified LEAD Center is a one-stop shop for UC Berkeley students looking to find leadership training, get involved with organizations, or receive advising for student groups. Located in 102 Hearst Gym, the LEAD Center brings together the staff and functions formerly provided separately by the Center for Student Leadership, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Graduate Assembly business office, with the goal of delivering more efficient leadership development and comprehensive student-group advising.