Mark G. Yudof; President of the University of California: Continue to use the UC monogram on graduation diplomas
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President of the University of California
Mark G. Yudof

Mark G. Yudof; President of the University of California: Continue to use the UC monogram on graduation diplomas

    1. Riley Murray
    2. Petition by

      Riley Murray

      Rocklin, CA

The University of California stands as it does because of the work of classes and faculties before us. The seal was and is our connection to the past, to these classes and faculties and to all their achievements. The recent move to change the UC seal from the 144 year old monogram to the new "user friendly" logo might be justified from an effort to change public image, but internally, for those of us who made the decision to attend the University, it is inappropriate to alter that symbol without our consent.

Thus we request that the Office of the President sees to it that all diplomas issued by the University of California remain adorned with the UC monogram, until such time as the collective student body and faculty decide otherwise.

To:
Mark G. Yudof, President of the University of California
Continue to use the historic UC monogram on graduation diplomas, until such time as the collective student body and faculty decide otherwise.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. The logo NOT a replacement!

      Riley Murray
      Petition Organizer

      The following is an official communication from UC Office of the President via the UC system's Facebook page.

      Thanks for the feedback. Our new visual approach does not replace the UC seal. The seal is great and we still feel it is an important component of the university’s brand. The UC system did not have another visual identifier and our identity, as a result, wasn't well defined.
      The seal will still be used in all formal systemwide communications, including diplomas, regental and presidential communications, and other official documents. This is not a rebranding, but instead the creation of a more coherent, consistent and compelling visual identity in which we preserve the gravitas of the seal. Many of our campuses have limited use of their official seals in similar ways.
      You can find out more about how the seal — and the other components of UC’s brand identity — are being used at http://brand.universityofcalifornia.edu.

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    • Jerry Chen BERKELEY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is ridiculous...

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    • Alexis Lazzeri SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a UC student!

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    • Stephen Zimmerman ALAMEDA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why would you change a century old logo, when there was no real need or demand to do so. The new logo looks like a cheap mobile phone app, not a symbol of a prestigious academic institution.

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    • Maria Zarefakis LODI, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The new seal is absolutely horrible. I would not want anything like that on my diploma that I worked hard for. The traditional seal has so much more meaning behind it than something that looks like a cheap toilet.

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    • Jacob Marchini BERKELEY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The new logo looks like either a flushing toilet or a loading screen and seems completely unfit to represent an academic institution of such prestige as the University of California system.

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