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(Christian Science Monitor)   The University of California, one of the nation's most prestigious colleges, has redesigned its logo to look like something you'd click to "like" a news story on your favorite social networking site. Oddly, some people have a problem with that   (csmonitor.com) divider line 122
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2012-12-12 11:19:26 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-12 11:21:25 AM
... WTF? That's supposed to be a logo for a university system?
 
2012-12-12 11:44:57 AM
But several say UC should just stand its ground, and allow some time for the initial shock to wear off.

In other words... they'll get over it?
 
2012-12-12 11:46:32 AM
www.csmonitor.com
From "Let there be light" to "Our students get swirlies."
 
2012-12-12 12:02:10 PM
I think the new logo is still buffering.
 
2012-12-12 12:24:55 PM
Wow. The bad thing is you know some "committee" and "team" spent hundreds of hours "researching" and "creating" this new logo that is 100% fail.

Public universities are not corporations, and that is a very good thing. Stop trying to convert them them into just that.
 
2012-12-12 12:26:30 PM

WorldCitizen: Public universities are not corporations, and that is a very good thing. Stop trying to convert them them into just that.


Public entities acting increasingly like businesses is a very real and terrible trend.
 
2012-12-12 01:12:00 PM

Thoguh: WorldCitizen: Public universities are not corporations, and that is a very good thing. Stop trying to convert them them into just that.

Public entities acting increasingly like businesses is a very real and terrible trend.


In a 100 years when somebody asks "The US used to be the leader in technology and innovation, WTH happened?" The answer will be that Bell Labs disappeared in the 1970's thus ending any corporate commitment to "pure" research, and in the 2000's Universities started pressuring their professors to "monetize" their reserch labs (ie focus only on projects that have obvious, immediate practical applications that can be patented by the university). WHich left only DARPA, and the one day some senator who firmly believed that he had a bone hanging on his office wll that came from the Dinosaur Jesus rode strated asking why the DOD was "wasting" so much money on weird and frivolous research...
 
2012-12-12 01:17:28 PM
It's a toilet flushing.
 
2012-12-12 02:02:28 PM
The C represents the students and the blue is the debt they are drowning in, right? 

/college tuition is too damn high
 
2012-12-12 02:02:33 PM
people have opinions about this shiat? jesus farking christ
 
2012-12-12 02:10:41 PM
So...are they being sued by whoever designed the old L.A./St. Louis Rams helmet yet?
 
2012-12-12 02:30:49 PM
Well, I've already got my diploma, y'all can suck it with y'all's internet-looking printed ones.
 
2012-12-12 02:31:05 PM
Frozen loading indicator on a banner. Go UC.
 
2012-12-12 02:31:58 PM
It looks like a blue tongue licking a yellow worm.
 
2012-12-12 02:31:59 PM
It looks like a toilet being flushed.
 
2012-12-12 02:32:42 PM

Jackson Herring: people have opinions about this shiat? jesus farking christ


I'd be willing to bet these people also have arseholes. I've often found that there's a relation between the two.
 
2012-12-12 02:32:50 PM
That sucks.

/former UC student
 
2012-12-12 02:33:22 PM
That smurfs like my dick
 
2012-12-12 02:33:38 PM
Buffering
 
2012-12-12 02:33:56 PM

Snarfangel: [www.csmonitor.com image 380x253]
From "Let there be light" to "Our students get swirlies."


Looks like the WinVista/7 Plasmid to me. The university must be buffering.
 
2012-12-12 02:34:05 PM
Yep, that is a shiatty logo.
 
2012-12-12 02:34:40 PM
The yellow is for Asians
 
2012-12-12 02:34:49 PM
If you need to upgrade logos to attract students, you're not one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
 
2012-12-12 02:35:36 PM
i171.photobucket.com

i171.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-12 02:35:46 PM
I actually like the logo. Sure it looks more like an initial pitched attempt but I still like it.
 
2012-12-12 02:36:08 PM
one ten of the nation's most prestigious colleges

FTFY
 
2012-12-12 02:36:15 PM
It looks like a tulip with erectile dysfunction
 
2012-12-12 02:37:01 PM
It doesn't make me want to click. It makes me want to spread her for a little peek.
 
2012-12-12 02:37:02 PM
img255.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-12 02:37:42 PM
Its not the official logo. They're still using the "old logo" for diplomas etc. but the "new logo" is just going to be on marketing stuff.

Whats the big deal?

Oh, right -- the internet.
 
2012-12-12 02:38:10 PM

WorldCitizen: Public universities are not corporations, and that is a very good thing. Stop trying to convert them them into just that.


If private sources are providing much of the funding, what the hell do you expect to happen? State funding is down by almost 60% since the 90's.

www.salon.com/2012/12/11/new_uc_logo_a_sad_sign_for_higher_education/ s ingleton/
 
2012-12-12 02:39:17 PM

Nothing To See Here: [img255.imageshack.us image 200x293]


Nice!
 
2012-12-12 02:40:07 PM

redmond24: but the "new logo" is just going to be on marketing stuff.

Whats the big deal?


Marketing, I'd say.
 
2012-12-12 02:40:26 PM
img9.imageshack.us

The Spocker?
 
2012-12-12 02:40:56 PM
I thought if it was yellow, you were supposed to let it mellow.
 
2012-12-12 02:40:58 PM
Goddamn, that's hideous.

And while I understand the need to refresh your branding periodically, when it comes to a university I like the old-school traditional seal. It says "established, respectable institute" vs this new thing, which looks like something you'd get from an online diploma mill.
 
2012-12-12 02:42:01 PM
Don't pee in our pool.
 
2012-12-12 02:42:14 PM
img32.imageshack.us

Quitting ?
 
2012-12-12 02:44:14 PM
Calling Before and After magazine.
 
2012-12-12 02:45:17 PM
 
2012-12-12 02:45:56 PM
It's a realistic depiction of how the UC system is going to shiat (aside from a few select departments that hoard all the funds). They seriously need to eliminate a good half of their programs/majors but I guess too many people get butthurt when there's no ethnic studies or Charles Dickens intensive summer program. They're pretty much robbing students and giving them a false sense that pursuing a phd in a liberal art is a rewarding ambition. Meanwhile these programs get zero percent of state funding. Just downsize or eliminate them. They'll have more money to actually embellish the slightly too golden urine getting flushed down the stylized, wrong shade of blue toilet.
 
2012-12-12 02:46:14 PM

MBooda: one ten of the nation's most prestigious colleges

FTFY


Sorry, but Irvine, Merced, and Riverside are not prestigious colleges. I'd even be hard pressed to call Davis, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, or the San Francisco campuses "prestigious."

The UC system has two prestigious Universities: UC and UCLA
 
2012-12-12 02:47:59 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-12 02:48:28 PM

Rich Cream: [img9.imageshack.us image 234x246]

The Spocker?


Inappropriate Uses:

brand.universityofcalifornia.edu

Well now you're in trouble, sir.
 
2012-12-12 02:49:36 PM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: MBooda: one ten of the nation's most prestigious colleges

FTFY

Sorry, but Irvine, Merced, and Riverside are not prestigious colleges. I'd even be hard pressed to call Davis, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, or the San Francisco campuses "prestigious."

The UC system has two prestigious Universities: UC and UCLA


That's why I also struck "most prestigious".
 
2012-12-12 02:49:47 PM
Not as bad as this:

s3.roosterteeth.com
 
2012-12-12 02:50:27 PM
California University of Pennsylvania logo:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-12 02:50:54 PM
i171.photobucket.comusers.mct.open.ac.uk
 
2012-12-12 02:53:10 PM

MBooda: The_Six_Fingered_Man: MBooda: one ten of the nation's most prestigious colleges

FTFY

Sorry, but Irvine, Merced, and Riverside are not prestigious colleges. I'd even be hard pressed to call Davis, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, or the San Francisco campuses "prestigious."

The UC system has two prestigious Universities: UC and UCLA

That's why I also struck "most prestigious".


Why yes, of course you did. My apologies. I have troubles reading strikethroughs and actually striking through them in my head.
 
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