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Penn SP2Edit

I have a created an article for Penn SP2. Please help me improve the quality of the article so as to avoid the deletion of said article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JimBrown42 (talkcontribs) 19:00, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Article reviewing requestEdit

I have been tagging a lot of pages as part of WikiProject University of Pennsylvania. While doing this, I have been using the class ratings already listed on the article. I think a lot of the ratings are outdated and need to be changed. Specifically ones in the category Start-Class University of Pennsylvania articles. I would appreciate it if people could assist by assessing them according to this table. You can even post your articles assessed here if you would like some recognition. Ryan Vesey Review me! 01:08, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Can you provide examples of articles with outdated ratings? The most common situation is where the article gets improved from stub to start to higher ratings, but the templates do not keep pace. I have done ratings on thousands of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania articles, so I know that happens often. If justified, I remove the stub template on the article, and change the rating on the discussion page. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:48, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Where should this project go?Edit

Currently, the project only has 3 members. What should the primary goals of the project be? Ryan Vesey Review me! 01:08, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Your first objective should be what you have already started to do, add the UofP template to the appropriate articles. Next, perhaps there is some article that can be improved to GA or even FA status. FA status would bring attention to the project. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:44, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, I am currently working on University of Pennsylvania. Hopefully, I will be able to bring it to FA status. Ryan Vesey Review me! 02:54, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm not really sure that there's enough Penn material to require a WikiProject. Maybe some editors Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities might have some different opinions.--GrapedApe (talk) 03:14, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
    • The project serves as an easy way to organize and coordinate University of Pennsylvania articles. Tagging has just begun and there are already 63 articles within the scope of the project. Ryan Vesey Review me! 03:47, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
The University of Pittsburgh has 310 articles. This project will easily have more than that, just in Penn sports, Penn alumni, and Penn faculty, judging from those categories and sub-categories. As Ryan Vesey says, tagging has just begun. I am sure there are enough articles for a project, but whether there are enough participants to make much of a dent in the work to be done is an open question. --DThomsen8 (talk) 11:00, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Goal: 310 articles taggedEdit

I suggest the goal of 310 articles tagged, with none without a quality or importance tag. Penn State has 485 and Pitt has 310.


What do others think? --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:22, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Half way there! Others should help add UofP templates to articles. --DThomsen8 (talk) 01:29, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Now beyond the 324 total articles for the University of Pittsburgh. The large number of UofP Law School alumni will carry the number way beyond the initial goal. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:40, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Edgar Fahs Smith, ProvostEdit

Should the category Presidents of the University of Pennsylvania include Provosts, such as Edgar Fahs Smith? Until 1930, the title was Provost, and then the title was changed to President. The alternative would be to have a category Provosts of the University of Pennsylvania. Smith is the only Provost in the Presidents category now, but there are many others. --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:27, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

The title wasn't actually changed in 1930; the position was split. There is still a Provost of the University of Pennsylvania (Vincent Price). I think two separate categories should be created. Ryan Vesey Review me! 12:31, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Ah, better information! I will create the new category, put Smith in it, and also Vincent Price, if there is an article on him.
No article on Provost Vincent Price. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:08, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

List of Ivy League university presidentsEdit

The List of Ivy League university presidents#University of Pennsylvania has a list of the Provosts (through 1930) and the Presidents (1930 on), but in several instances the links are incorrect, linking to the wrong man, or in some instances to a disambiguation page. Putting the Provosts into their category (see above section) is not easy when the links are wrong. I have created the category and added several provosts, but others should work on the list, correct the links, and create articles on those without articles. There is no article on the current Provost, Vincent Price, but Google shows plenty of information, sufficient to create an article. --DThomsen8 (talk) 17:04, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

I will attempt to work on some of this. My contributions have been relatively small because I am studying at the university right now. What should the title of the page be? Vincent Price (provost), Vincent Price (University of Pennsylvania), or something else? Ryan Vesey Review me! 18:12, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Following other examples, such as Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (educator), I would say Vincent Price (educator). I see nothing urgent about this particular person, but you are closer to the situation as a student than I am. Since there are already two men named Vincent Price on Wikipedia, a disambiguation page is also in order. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:57, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Reassessment RequestEdit

It's not perfect yet, but a reassessment of Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania would be helpful. Also, it would be great if the individual that does this can also decide on removing the cleanup block at the top of the article. (As I've been doing much editing lately, I'm not sure I should be the one to remove it.)The Haz talk 03:32, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

List of Wharton School alumniEdit

On this page, I can see that under each category, an effort has been made to alphabetize alumni by their last names. But some contributors have detracted from this trend. I wondered if it would be okay and no one would be offended if I put the list back in order. Also, one of the categories in this article is "consulting." Since there is only one alumnus that falls under this list at the moment, I'm wondering if that category is even necessary. My thought is that "Consulting" is similar enough to "Finance," so we can just categorize it under that. If someone thinks otherwise, please let me know. Sharanth (talk) 09:17, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

GA reviewEdit - Youreallycan 21:35, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

James DePreistEdit

The article for James DePreist, an alumnus, will be receiving a lot of traffic in the near future due to his death. The article needs work, as much of the text has been pulled from his Allmusic and NEA biographies. It appears to be incomplete and needs expanding, re-wording, sourcing, etc. Any assistance improving this article would be much appreciated. --Another Believer (Talk) 17:49, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Discussion on consolidating inactive and semi-active university WikiProjectsEdit

This project may be affected by a proposed consolidation of inactive and semi-active WikiProjects covering universities. The proposed consolidation is being discussed on the talk page of WikiProject Universities. We are seeking feedback from the projects that may be impacted before we decide on a course of action. Please drop by to participate in the discussion. Thanks! –Mabeenot (talk) 06:48, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

is there a U.Penn userbox?Edit

If so, please add to User:LisaNiverRajna.Skookum1 (talk) 11:38, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Herbert Humphreys Hunter (? 1907)Edit

See Herb Hunter (footballer): can anyone add any details of his athletic performances whilst at U.Penn? Also, any other information? Is his name listed on any sort of memorial? Lindsay658 (talk) 01:24, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon InvitationEdit

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Penn Quakers softballEdit

Hello, everyone. I've recently started the College softball task force, working to help expand Wikipedia's college softball coverage. One of the articles we are looking for is a Penn Quakers softball article. If anyone on this project would be willing to consider adopting it and writing a team article, please consider visiting the softball project. Thanks, Ejgreen77 (talk) 04:27, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

ThatCampPhilly Edit-a-thon InvitationEdit

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College basketball team navigation templatesEdit

Please join the discussion at the College Basketball Wikiproject for forming a consensus on the creation of a basic navigation template for college basketball teams. CrazyPaco (talk) 09:33, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject University of Pennsylvania at Wikimania 2014Edit

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposalEdit

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!Edit

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

AfC submissionEdit

See Draft:Friars Senior Society. Regards, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 23:39, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Auto-assessment of article classesEdit

Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.

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Comments on RfC Donald Trump requestedEdit

There is currently an RfC about the outcome of the presidential election here. Participation would be appreciated. This project is being contacted because it is listed as one of the projects on the Donald Trump talk page. Thanks. SW3 5DL (talk) 17:04, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Annenberg School history updatesEdit

Hello Wikipedia editors! Users editing University of Pennsylvania articles might be interested in my edit request at Talk:Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. I proposed updates to add a History section to the article, giving readers historical background on the school. You can read my full edit request here. Are there any members of WikiProject University of Pennsylvania who can review my request and considering moving these edits to the main article if appropriate?

As an employee of the Annenberg School for Communication, I have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, which is why I am proposing changes and discussing my suggestions on Talk pages rather than edit the article myself. Thank you. Julie at Annenberg (talk) 14:27, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

GAN: Herman Vandenburg AmesEdit

I've GAN'ed Herman Vandenburg Ames if anyone is interested in reviewing it. Chetsford (talk) 00:51, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Draft: Philip A. ReaEdit

If anyone is interested in reviewing/contributing to it, I've created a draft page for Dr. Philip A. Rea, Professor of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, and Rebecka and Arie Belldegrun Distinguished Director of the Life Sciences and Management program. I'm new to wikipedia and think I fall under the Wikipedia:Conflict of interest so I should probably stop contributing to the page. Any edits/help would be greatly appreciated. LSM17 (talk) 20:13, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Annenberg School Notable Faculty UpdatesEdit

Hello Wikipedia editors! Users editing University of Pennsylvania articles might be interested in my edit request at Talk:Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. I proposed updates to the Notable Faculty section of the article, which is missing quite a few notable faculty, and also has one mistake. (Richard J. Stonesifer has never had an affiliation with the school.) You can read my full edit request here. Are there any members of WikiProject University of Pennsylvania who can review my request and considering moving these edits to the main article if appropriate?

As an employee of the Annenberg School for Communication, I have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, which is why I am proposing changes and discussing my suggestions on Talk pages rather than edit the article myself. Thank you. Julie at Annenberg (talk) 20:27, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

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Discussions of interestEdit

There are a number of discussions on Talk:James Martin (priest, born 1960) which may be of interest to the members of this group, in particular this RfC. Beyond My Ken (talk) 14:01, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

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Rfc on James Martin (priest, born 1960)Edit

There is an open RfC at Talk:James_Martin_(priest,_born_1960)#Request_for_Comment_2 that may be of interest to this community. --PluniaZ (talk) 21:57, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Move requestEdit

There is a move request you may be interested in at Talk:Stephen Hahn (oncologist)#Requested move 18 October 2020.  Bait30  Talk 2 me pls? 05:53, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

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