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UNH President Opens Logo Deliberations To Public Amid Uproar

UNH President Mark Huddleston announcedFriday that he will seek public input for a new UNH logo. The move comes amid criticism over spending nearly $100,000 to create the three proposed logos.

The criticism started when conservative group Americans for Prosperity expressed outragethat the university spent the money at a time when it’s requesting $12 million from the state. Since then, a Facebookgroup was created to collect logo submissions and now has about 150 members.

President Huddleston says the quote “passionate and mixed reaction” led him to consider public input through July 1st. He’s also creating an advisory panel that will include students, alumni, faculty and staff.

University officials have said the old logo depicting the belfry of Thompson Hall in Durham is too Durham-centric and not inclusive enough of its satellite campuses.

Before becoming a reporter for NHPR, Ryan devoted many months interning with The Exchange team, helping to produce their daily talk show. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester with a major in Politics and Society and a minor in Communication Arts. While in school, he also interned for a DC-based think tank. His interests include science fiction and international relations. Ryan is a life-long Manchester resident.

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