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