On Demand

We noted yesterday in a posting on former UC president Mark Yudof’s ruminations upon leaving office that his successor, Janet Napolitano, was possibly going to experience a vote of no-confidence from a student group at UCLA on her second day in office.  As it turned out, that didn’t quite happen.  Instead, various “demands” were enacted.  From the Daily Bruin:

The undergraduate student government unanimously passed a resolution calling for University of California President Janet Napolitano to comply with a list of demands compiled by students from multiple UC campuses. The resolution passed after members of the Undergraduate Students Association Council changed its original wording and meaning multiple times, namely changing a clause that would have expressed no confidence in Napolitano’s ability to lead as UC president until she complied with their demands…

Full story at http://dailybruin.com/2013/10/02/usac-passes-amended-list-of-demands-for-napolitano/

Meanwhile, to the north:

UC student leaders had their first meeting Tuesday with new UC system President Janet Napolitano and emerged saying they were “cautiously optimistic” that she would address their concerns, including those affecting students who were brought into the country illegally as children. Student Regent Cinthia Flores said she appreciated the invitation to meet with Napolitano on what was the second day on the job for the former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security. “We recognize this was a direct message that we are a high priority on her list of priorities. It’s not to go unnoticed on our behalf,” said Flores, who is a UC Irvine law student.Although Napolitano made no concrete promises on such issues as freezing tuition and declaring UC campuses a sanctuary from possible deportations for all students and employees, the president did pledge to study such matters…
Full story at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-napolitano-students-20131001,0,286409.story

So she did hear the demands.  Will that do it?  Maybe yes, maybe no: