Americans for Prosperity Questions UNH Priorities as $100K Logo is Redesigned

May 17, 2013

MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today is questioning the priorities of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) as the university undertakes a $100K logo redesign.  The university’s quest to makeover one of their current logos was reported in today’s Foster’s Daily Democrat.

“We believe the priority of UNH should be to provide a quality education at the lowest possible tuition rate for the hard-working families of New Hampshire.  Sadly it does not seem that is the focus of UNH,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “Instead UNH seems intent on spending money on frivolous priorities that do not contribute to the quality of education to be received by their students.”

Earlier this year UNH announced, as a response to a Right-to-Know request from Americans for Prosperity, that it spent $2,246.40 to bring prostitutes from across the country to the campus for a conference about sex workers titled, “No bad women, just bad laws.”  In addition, Americans for Prosperity has shown that the University System of New Hampshire, of which UNH is a part, has spent over $65 million paying professors not to teach through their sabbatical program.

“The University System has requested an additional $12 million from the hard-working taxpayers of our state yet funds seem readily available to redesign a university logo or pay to host sex workers for a conference,” added Moore.  “It is difficult to make the case for needing additional taxpayer money when UNH fails to demonstrate that they are able control current costs.  Taxpayers’ funds should be spent wisely in ways that lower tuition costs and improve education.  Everything else should come after those goals are achieved.”

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