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Showcase articles[edit]

Some of our showcase articles are no longer good or featured, and so should probably be removed from this list:

There is a shortage of GA/FA institutional articles outside of the US and the UK. I found two, but both have been GAs for over a decade without review so probably need looking at:

For buildings and features (replacing The Green (Dartmouth College)). I suggest including Aula Magna (Central University of Venezuela), which was listed as a GA in June 2019 and would increase the geographic diversity of the showcase articles, the other buildings and features I could see as GA or FA were in the US or UK. Robminchin (talk) 18:10, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Pruning the articles is certainly in order. I defer to your judgement on which swaps to make. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:29, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've pruned the articles and put in Aula Magna. I'll try to find time to look at the two institutions I mentioned before and see if they look like 'showcase' articles. Robminchin (talk) 21:11, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:EUCLID (university)#Requested move 8 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 16:54, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2024 February 15 § Category:Universities and colleges by type. Sdkbtalk 16:22, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]


This morning I created the article Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden. I thought, the title is a good idea, because on [1] the university calls itself like this. When I added the article to the category Category:Universities and colleges in Bavaria I recognized, that probably "Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences" would be a better idea. I am not sure, can you help me? Thank you very much in advance! Bebbe (talk) 08:49, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The guideline is that the name used should be the the name commonly used in English language reliable sources. As names aren't always translated, this may well be the native language name rather than its translation. If there is no established usage in English sources, you should use the common name in the native language. This may well be the case here – it looks to me, on a vary quick search, like the German name is used in some places and various translations in others, without one translation being used consistently. It's probably a good idea to give a translation of the German name in the lead of the article so readers know what it means. It's probably worth creating re-directs at some of the more common English translations as well, to help people find the article. Robminchin (talk) 16:07, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Robminchin, thank you very very much for your reply, this helps me a lot. Two questions remain:
Once more: Thank you in advance for your help!!! --Bebbe (talk) 06:49, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Additional input requested for two articles[edit]

Two articles about U.S. institutions have recently seen a lot of activity and may benefit from some additional editors.

  • Emporia State University: In December, GlennenGhost added a bunch of new material to the article that painted the university in a negative light. Since then, Fourmile45 has made many edits to the article. Some of the edits are uncontroversial improvements but some edits have also removed or significantly altered what was added in December. I'm not entirely sure what to make of all of that so some additional eyes and brains would be appreciated.
  • Northwestern College (Iowa)‎: Skielark is a new editor who has disclosed on their User page that they are being paid by the college to edit its article. To my eye, most of their edits seem to be productive but they are making a *lot* of edits so I'd really like a second opinion.

Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 00:34, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Seton Hall reports#Requested move 28 March 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 13:12, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:College of Arts and Sciences#Requested move 12 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 01:54, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:College of William & Mary#Requested move 11 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 01:55, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Input Requested for one article[edit]

One article about Catherine Emihovich (the 12th dean of the university of Florida) has seen a lot of action lately. The editors name is @Shane emihovich and It says they have a close connection with her so additional editors would be nice to help out and make sure its biased.

Thanks! 2600:1700:A9D1:BAF0:E96D:4629:9499:3876 (talk) 23:33, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]