AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 30: A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Back in August, the Auburn Tigers announced a change to their logo. Two months later, the school’s plans were reportedly getting rid of the new design.The new logo for Auburn would do away with wasted white space between two letters. This would be easier for embroidery and small-replication purposes.Although the modification to Auburn’s logo isn’t anything major, there was outrage from the community about the changes. Fans usually prefer the classic logo for their teams.While the previous update stated that Auburn was scrapping the idea of a logo change, the university revealed that the original plans are actually on hold. From The Auburn Plainsman:“We have temporarily postponed implementation of the AU logo within the new system to allow opportunity for continued dialogue with stakeholders,” Preston Sparks, director of university communications services, said in an email statement Tuesday to The Auburn Plainsman. “The recommendations are not yet mandated.”This goes against what Student Government Association president Mary Margaret Turton said earlier in the week. She stated in a meeting on Monday that Auburn won’t change its logo.Since the Tigers have postponed their plans, it’s fair to wonder if it will ever happen.Until Auburn makes a final decision on whether or not to go through with the adjustments, the school will use the classic logo.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, the Secretary-General highlighted that the mandates of the Special Representative for human rights in Cambodia, Yash Ghai, and the human rights office in the country were established by the international community to monitor respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.“These mandates have been renewed in full consultation with the Cambodian authorities. This is in recognition both of the continuing need for this essential work in Cambodia and of the contributions made by the different Special Representatives, who have carried out their duties with independence, integrity and expertise, as well as the Office of the High Commissioner.“The Secretary-General trusts the Cambodian authorities will continue to offer their cooperation to the Special Representative and to the Cambodia Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,” the statement concluded.Mr. Annan’s comments echoed those made earlier in the day by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour who also pointed out that over the years the different Special Representatives and human rights officials working in Cambodia had been mandated “to cooperate with the Government and civil society in order to ensure that the standards accepted by the Government are observed.”In January, Ms. Arbour expressed “deep regret” over the Government’s arrest of two more human rights activists and warned that this trend threatened to undo efforts to build a just society in Cambodia.A month earlier, Mr. Ghai met with representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who complained of the constraints they face in the performance of their duties, including increasing restrictions on their freedom of expression.