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   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

12 Dec 2012 02:29 PM   |   15206 clicks   |   Christian Science Monitor
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DanZero    [TotalFark]  
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12 Dec 2012 11:19 AM
kmmontandon     
... WTF? That's supposed to be a logo for a university system?

12 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
BKITU    [TotalFark]  
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?

12 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
Snarfangel     
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From "Let there be light" to "Our students get swirlies."

12 Dec 2012 11:46 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
I think the new logo is still buffering.

12 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
WorldCitizen     
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.

12 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
Thoguh    [TotalFark]  

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.

12 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

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...

12 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
Walker    [TotalFark]  
It's a toilet flushing.

12 Dec 2012 01:17 PM
penthesilea    [TotalFark]  
The C represents the students and the blue is the debt they are drowning in, right? 

/college tuition is too damn high

12 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
Jackson Herring    [TotalFark]  
people have opinions about this shiat? jesus farking christ

12 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
FreakinB    [TotalFark]  
So...are they being sued by whoever designed the old L.A./St. Louis Rams helmet yet?

12 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
Jim_Callahan     
Well, I've already got my diploma, y'all can suck it with y'all's internet-looking printed ones.

12 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
ha-ha-guy     
Frozen loading indicator on a banner. Go UC.

12 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  
It looks like a blue tongue licking a yellow worm.

12 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
pounddawg     
It looks like a toilet being flushed.

12 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
blorpen     

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.

12 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
Theonceovertwice     
That sucks.

/former UC student

12 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
Smeggy Smurf     
That smurfs like my dick

12 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
titwrench     
Buffering

12 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
SkunkWerks     

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.

12 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
keylock71     
Yep, that is a shiatty logo.

12 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
thisiszombocom     
The yellow is for Asians

12 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
kwame    [TotalFark]  
If you need to upgrade logos to attract students, you're not one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

12 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
fruitloop    [TotalFark]  
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12 Dec 2012 02:35 PM
KatjaMouse     
I actually like the logo. Sure it looks more like an initial pitched attempt but I still like it.

12 Dec 2012 02:35 PM
MBooda    [TotalFark]  
one ten of the nation's most prestigious colleges

FTFY

12 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
D-Liver     
It looks like a tulip with erectile dysfunction

12 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
JackieRabbit     
It doesn't make me want to click. It makes me want to spread her for a little peek.

12 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
Nothing To See Here     
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12 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
redmond24     
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.

12 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
Surpheon     

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/

12 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
Snarfangel     

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


Nice!

12 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
SkunkWerks     

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

Whats the big deal?


Marketing, I'd say.

12 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
Rich Cream     
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The Spocker?

12 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
BTing     
I thought if it was yellow, you were supposed to let it mellow.

12 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
I should be in the kitchen     
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.

12 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
uncleacid     
Don't pee in our pool.

12 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
Nothing To See Here     
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Quitting ?

12 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
Glancing Blow     
Calling Before and After magazine.

12 Dec 2012 02:44 PM
Vegetative reproduction     

12 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
panfake     
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.

12 Dec 2012 02:45 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

12 Dec 2012 02:46 PM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  
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12 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
SkunkWerks     

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

The Spocker?


Inappropriate Uses:

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Well now you're in trouble, sir.

12 Dec 2012 02:48 PM
MBooda    [TotalFark]  

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".

12 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
Not as bad as this:

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12 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  
California University of Pennsylvania logo:

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12 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
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12 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
The_Six_Fingered_Man     

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.

12 Dec 2012 02:53 PM
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