Around the industry: New Emerson College logo gets lukewarm reception

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  • Illinois: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) has denounced a racist video circulating on YouTube entitled "SIUC White Is Right." While it has been rumored that a fraternity at SIUC is responsible for the video, a spokesperson for the university says it has no reason to believe the fraternity created the video and is still investigating (Inside Higher Ed, 4/25). 
  • Massachusetts: Emerson College's new logo has not been received enthusiastically by members of the campus community. The logo, a purple lowercase 'e' that looks like a long squiggle, has been derided by students for lacking creativity and failing to reflect Emerson's character. School officials say the design "represents Emerson's human community of creativity" (Annear, Boston Globe, 4/22).
  • New Jersey: Rutgers University officials have removed a piece of art depicting Jesus on a dartboard from a campus library after receiving complaints. The piece showed a crucified Jesus stabbed with four darts and was in the Art Library on Voorhees Mall. Rutgers officials did not identify the artist (Heyboer, NJ.com, 4/21). 

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