N.H. News Roundup: UNH's logo battle, House to vote on casino bill
If you haven’t heard, the University of New Hampshire is looking to redesign its logo that will represent the entire system.
The effort to replace the image of Thompson Hall is a marketing move meant to “compete better nationally and internationally for students,” according to university spokewoman Erika Mantz.
Students, however, spoke up after being underwhelmed with the three choices (seen above) presented by a New York firm.
The displeasure with the redesign has also caught fire on social media, but Mantz says the majority of the feedback the university has recieved regarding the proposed logos has been positive.
Foster’s Daily Democrat also wrote an editorial this week wondering why there’s been such animosity toward the rebranding decision.
Here’s a link to the video of the presentation hosted on vimeo. That password “unhwildcats2013” to access the video.
There are several Facebook pages dedicated to the issue. One (that's pretty self-explanatory) is called UNH Students Against the Change of the Thompson Hall Logo.
Another was created by Monitor contributor Grant Bosse, who thinks the lackluster choices (especially at a price tag of nearly $100,000) could be better designed by Granite Staters for free.
Bosse will write about this search for a new logo in this Sunday’s column, and he’s offering to put your ideas in the Sunday Monitor to accompany it. All you have to do is post them to the Facebook page.
What do you think about the new logos? Love them? Hate them? Let us know. If you think you can do better, make sure you visit Bosse’s Facebook page!
And be sure to check back with Bosse and the Monitor on Sunday!
In other news
∎ It’s casino vote day here in the Granite State, and Monitor reporter Ben Leubsdorf took this snapshot of the scene in front of the State House this morning.
∎ A fire at an Exeter home is being blamed on a lightning strike.
∎ The state police is aiming to do all it can to curb distracted driving.
∎ A New Hampshire fugitive from Pittsfield was found and arrested in South Carolina.
∎ There’s an economic recovery in the Granite State, but it’s happening slowly.
∎ Rep. Carol Shea-Porter has introduced an amendment that would protect pipeline activity between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada.
∎ ConVal High School is buying some of its lettuce from local farmers and hopes to get more local veggies in the future.
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