Talk:California Institute of Technology

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name of the Board's chair needs updating[edit]

Abenter (talk) 23:11, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for making this request. This information seems to be unnecessary in the article so I've just removed it entirely. ElKevbo (talk) 01:31, 4 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles W. Gates[edit]

Curious whether trustee Charles W. Gates mentioned under History, Throop College, is the same Charles W. Gates with a Wikipedia article. Looks doubtful geographically and nobody else has linked it. The Gates (surname) is widespread. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:CD89:8710:359A:408:9444:BA15 (talk) 22:03, 12 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is a different person, Charles Warner Gates (not Charles Winslow Gates) [1]. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 02:38, 15 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC on capitalization of buildings[edit]

There is an RfC going on on whether the names the South Houses and North Houses at Caltech should be capitalized. The question is whether these names are proper nouns, and whether the amount of sources capitalizing them is a "substantial majority". Your comments and !votes are appreciated. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 03:49, 15 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


After doing some research, I agree with ElKevbo that general mention of university prestige should be removed from the introduction of Wikipedia articles. Caltech's small size, however, speaks to its selectivity for which it's well-known. It's a feature of the research institution (not necessarily the university at the undergraduate level) and underlines all the institutional proceedings at Caltech per the article. I think this, at the very least, should remain. BorderlineRebel (talk) 14:16, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I haven't argued that "general mention of university prestige should be removed from the introduction of Wikipedia articles." In alignment with current consensus, I object to the inclusion of material that makes claims of prestige based only on a Wikipedia editor's interpretation of ephemeral sources, particularly when this is a topic that is so well studied and documented by scholars and experts. ElKevbo (talk) 22:23, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ElKevbo I apologize for my misunderstanding. Check the page now. I'm really trying to give good information without suggesting prestige. The current intro doesn't suggest this. Let me know what you think! BorderlineRebel (talk) 01:13, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In media and popular culture[edit]

Would San Andreas (film) count in any way? (talk) 14:02, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How about Mission Impossible (the TV series) and the steam tunnels? Does that merit mention? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BigMac31 (talkcontribs) 17:52, 16 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


My apologies for a few seconds of erroneous changes, all reverted back. Please feel free to delete any track of the changes. K Kalan (talk) 02:41, 7 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]