Talk:Order of Angell
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Change from "Michigamua" to the "Order of Angell"
I've effected a number of preliminary changes primarily to bring the article up to date with the organization's current name and made a few minor edits of items that were biased against OA. In referencing the organization's history, I use the generic nouns (i.e., organization, group) to avoid the inaccuracy of using either the name Michigamua (which indicates that the organization is still named that) or the name Order of Angell (which suggests that such was the name at the time referenced) and to avoid the awkwardness of temporal contextualized phrases such as "Michigamua, as it was named at that time,...", "the former Michigamua...", or "the group that would later be named the Order of Angell...". Temporal contextualizations like "then-President Clinton" don't work here ("then-Michigamua").
I also modified a few statements to be more neutral; however, I left most of the article as-is. I intend to do more neutralization of the article to bring it in line with Wikipedia standards--and in fairness to members of the organization such as myself (which I'm revealing in the spirit of good ethics and transparency)--in the near future, though I will only contextualize and not remove "anti-OA" opinions, disputed claims, and biased assertions. Likewise, I will contextualize any "pro-OA" opinions, disputed claims, and assertions that a reasonable person would consider biased. I am certainly open to further modifications to remove any potential "pro-OA" bias that my revisions might leave.
Cory Fryling 06:06, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
I just cut this out (be it true or not)
- "[corrections: Michigamua was founded in 1901 by junior students who would graduate in 1902. President Angell had nothing to do with the founding of Michigamua. None of the histories written by the founding members ever claimed such an inspiration (e.g. Bill Temple's history in the Bentley Historical Library). The confusion is caused by the fact that Michigamua members were instrumental in forming the Michigan Union in 1904, which was publicly supported by President Angell. Most of the founding members were part of an intramural football team that won the school championship in the fall of 1900. They were inspired by the Yale senior honor societies, such as Skull & Bones but their "Indian" imagery was taken directly from the Tammany Society of New York (again documented in the Bentley Historical Library records of Michigamua). The first name was actually the "Human Skunks Hot Air Club", which was a tongue in cheek response to the fact that the law students called the members of the class of 1902 "human skunks" after some of the football team members painted "1902" and the score of the football game on the Law Building after the game.] "
My issue is not whether this is true of not, (it sounds pretty true) but rather that it is not not referenced and this is not how corrections are done. The author of this section needs to reference the material from the Bentley and put this back in, with a few wording changes. Were this edit by a registered editor I would NOT have removed this, I would have contacted hom or her. But . ..... (Ah yes, the Bentely. They have my papers too.) Carptrash (talk) 14:48, 28 October 2012 (UTC)