Talk:Berea College

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Pictures and alumni[edit]

Adding pictures to this article would give it a new look; some notable or historical landmarks within the campus would give some idea to a general reader about how the college actually looks like. An important aspect of any college is its list of alumni. Some names of notable alumni would add another dimension to this article.

Benjamin Hooks is actually not a Berea alum, although his grandmother, Julia B. Hooks was. I changed the article accordingly --Kp_kyak 12:31, 25 October 2006 (CDT)

"Berea College campus is a strange mixture of progressive and conservative thought. Being a 'liberal christian' institution, in the heart of America's bible belt, has a tendency to cause bizarre rules and regulations."

I deleted this whole paragraph. It's poorly developed, and judgemental in tone ("strange mixture" and "bizarre rules"). The use of the term "bible belt" is slangy at best and offensive at worst. "Christian" should be capitalized.--BAW 02:00, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Endowment[edit]

I know people like to put $800 million on there, but I know second hand from the president Larry Shinn that the endowment is now 1 billion+. He wrote a campus email about it. I am a Berea student too. Mikaelsenp 04:12, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, that kind of information may not meet WP:V. Edits need to have a verifiable source. That said, most don't. I reverted the edit because that seemed like a high number, and without a source, I erred on the side of caution. Given your claim, I will assume good faith and let the edit stand should you change it back. I cannot promise, however, that someone else will not revert it. Acdixon 14:02, 23 April 2007 (UTC)