How much innovation can we take?

So finally I will finish my article about the new university logo.. Somehow I didn’t find the sufficient time during last week.. Now I’m a little late, since the discussion is already calming down, and both Nils and Sabine have already covered that issue. But I want to articulate my thoughts, too ;-)

Last week a very interesting discussion about a new logo about our university has evolved. Last year our quite innovative press office initiated a competition to get proposals for a new logo for our university. In the end a very “odd” logo won this competition. Within only a few hours more than ten students posted their aversion against the new design. After this the manager of the press office Dr. Fröhlich, felt urged to make a statement about the decision process for the logo and stated, that their goal was to get a innovative logo which symbolizes creative progress. Therefore it may very well break with traditional concepts. If you take a close view onto the new logo and reading the underlying concept, everything sounds quite consistent. But regardless this concept in my opinion the logo design has the appearance of some early Corel Draw attempts of a graphics newbie. And this is obvious even for amateurs.
An immediate opposing view to Dr. Fröhlich’s “innovation” concept, states that people would be expecting something conservative. Especially in a situation, where the University of Bamberg is not part of the Bavarian elite “excellence sponsorship”, such a “rebellious” move might endanger the view on the quality standards, which are being expected.
We are facing a discrepancy here between the concept which our press office has developed for our university’s further presentation and the expectation of some (probably most of its students). At this point it has become clear that a big image campaign both internally and externally is needed to explain the new logo. I really appreciate the performance of our press office, but I have got the feeling that this explanation process has been underestimated. Although some of the discussion partners have become more compliant with the logo draft after listening to Dr. Fröhlich’s explanations a majority of people is highly opposed to the logo draft. I hope that she will catch up at this point and turn the mood.

Edit: And I got a strange feeling that the only way to turn the mood will be to overthrow the logo-draft...

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  1. Sabine says:

    *Langsam drängt sich mir der Gedanke auf, daß ein Gruppenblog keine schlechte Idee wär... wenn wir eh immer alle über dieselben Themen schreiben. Just my 2 cents...

  2. BrotZapfen says:

    *blos nicht!
    Des artet dann noch aus in Einheitsblogs!

    Zum Logo:
    ich fasse meinen Forenbeitrag mal kurz zusammen und das in einer Tagespressenmanier:
    "Bamberger Universität lässt neues Logo von 5-jährigem erstellen und klaut ihm danach seinen Lutscher! Die Welt ist geschockt ob diesen Vorfalls, die ersten muslimischen Länder beginnen schon zu randalieren und forderen eine sofortige entschuldigung!"

  3. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Einheitsblog.. nee nee.. das würde es nicht werden. Aber wir haben alle in unseren privaten Blogs das gemeinsame Thema, was sich so in Bamberg oder insbesondere an unserer Uni tut. Glaub da könnten wir sehr gut "zusammenschmeißen" und jeder läßt die besten Gedanken von sich in einen Blog einfließen.
    @Sabine kommst du zu Florians Party? Da können wir das ja evtl. mal diskutieren.

    VG

    Jürgen

  4. Sabine says:

    *Ja, werde hingehen (BA ist klein), laß uns mal schnacken (falls Du nicht zu abgelenkt bist *g*).

  5. human book says:

    *List of racial discriminations in Malaysia, practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because it got the statistics.

    This list is not in the order of importance, that means the first one on the list is not the most important and the last one on the list does not mean least important.

    This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Tamils, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

    Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

    This list cover a period of about 48 years since independence (1957).

    List of racial discriminations (Malaysia):

    (1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by malays

    (2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays

    (3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese

    (4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays

    (5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status

    (6) 0% of non-malay staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malay staffs in Chinese companies.

    (7) 5% of all new intake for government police, nurses, army, is non-malays.

    (8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960

    (9) 2% is the percentage of non-malay government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%

    (10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960

    (11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays

    (12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. Taxi permits, Approved permits, etc

    (13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers

    (14) 100 big companies set up, owned and managed by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g. UTC, UMBC, MISC, etc

    (15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses

    (16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given

    (17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

    (18) 8000 billions ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malay pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period

    (19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

    (20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

    (21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000

    (22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

    (23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

    (24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

    (25) 5% - the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

    (26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

    (27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under "Look East Policy"

    (28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired i.e. Medicine (in 2004)

    (29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

    (30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

    (31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

    (32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

    (33) 2 millions Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

    (34) 0.5 million Indian Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

    (35) 3 millions Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumis status.

    (36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenships compare with the Chinese and Indians

    (37) 5% - 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is rich or poor

    (38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malay villages got for rural development budget

    (39) 50 road names (at least) had been changed from Chinese names to other names

    (40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort

    (41) 0 temples/churches were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

    (42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970. No temples, no churches are required to be built in housing estates

    (43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still not yet approved in 2004

    (44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

    (45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malay origins

    (46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

    (47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

    (48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed

    (49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

    (50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

    (51) 0 - elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

    (52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendances treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

    (53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

    (54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

    (55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

    There are hundreds more racial discriminations in Malaysia to add to this list of "colossal" racism. It is hope that the victims of racism will write in to expose racism.

    Malaysia government should publish statistics showing how much malays had benefited from the "special rights" of malays and at the same time tell the statistics of how much other minority races are being discriminated.

    Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

    If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazi, going on onto the non-malays of Malaysia.

    Civilized nation, unlike evil Nazi, must publish statistics to show its treatment on its minority races. This is what Malaysia must publish……….

    We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how "implementation of special rights of malays" had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-malays.


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