Proposed Mount Holyoke College’s logo creating controversy

Hampshire County

Mount Holyoke’s proposed logo has become the subject of controversy at the college.

Mount Holyoke decided against changing their logo, after rejecting the art-work provided by a company they hired. 

Mount Holyoke was working with an outside design firm to develop a new visual logo that could speak to the college’s identity as a gender-diverse women’s college.

But, the logo that was proposed resulted in negative feedback.

The logo featured the school’s initials, “MHC”. But some people think the logo formed the Venus Symbol; a circle with a small cross below is often used to represent the female gender. 

Others feel a new logo is unnecessary. 

Vice President, Charles Greene told 22News: 

“We recognize that Mount Holyoke is evolving and has much work to do in demonstrating its support for the diversity of genders and perspectives represented by the students, faculty, staff, and alumnae of the institution.”

The school will be going back to the drawing board to design another logo. 

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