Talk:Guilford College

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I changed a little wording. Instead of "students are encouraged to call professors by their first names", it now says "many professors encourage students to call them by their first names" as there were and are faculty who prefer to be addressed as Dr. or professor and will say so. I doubt any student ever addressed Dr. Fike as "Lou". That is REALLY minor though. Can somebody provide a reference for the 10% Quaker figure? I would be shocked if it were that high. It usewd to be more like 2%. Guilford's "Quick Facts" section under Guilford at a Glance says Quaker students represent 9% of the traditional population (135 students)

Nathaniel Heatwole[edit]

Someone should mention "The Shot" [1]. That's pretty much the only reason why anyone outside of North Carolina has even heard of Guilford.

I suspect many more people remember Nat Heatwole's moment of fame than "The Shot"; in any case, both of these are interesting but isolated incidents. More "valuable" in the article would be a mention that Guilford is the oldest co-educational college in the Southeast, and the third oldest in the country. 128.173.105.144 21:55, 4 November 2005 (UTC) (Heath)

Both Nathaniel Heatwole and Jordan Snipes have graduated from Guilford since they were famous for their fifteen minutes. Heatwole graduated in 2006 and Snipes in 2007. What should we do about the notable students section since neither individual is a student at Guilford anymore. Specialk962 (talk) 01:26, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

January 2007 Bryan Hall Fight[edit]

Since the editing on the main page is rapidly degrading into a revert war, I thought I'd take a minute to offer some commentary. First off, given the attention this issue has drawn in the local community, those who would like to see this information removed from the page probably are best off coming back in a week or two and trying to remove it then. Any attempts made in the next few days to remove the content will certainly be reverted by some editor or another. In 2005 I spent a fair amount of time working on the Hamilton College page when they had a major controversy about Ward Churchill coming to speak on the campus. The number of words about that incident has varied greatly over the last 2 years (slowly declining) until it reached the paragraph that now sits in the section on campus speakers, and even that probably over-plays the importance of the event. Over time I expect that this will happen here as well, but not this week. Like it or not this article will be used as a soapbox for those involved in the controversy on campus, the best we can do is hope to keep that text as neutral as possible, I expect attempts to keep it off the page will fail. If other editors feel differently, and would like to argue for fighting these edits off, please say so, but my experience suggests it's more effective to weather the storm and clean up later. --Ahc 18:57, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Is this one of those jock vs. nerd things? 204.52.215.107 18:56, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
From what I've gathered, there are apparently overtones of that, although the main debate seems to be if this is a hate crime or not. --Ahc 19:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Completely blanking sections, as has happened today, is seen as vandalism. The editor has been warned ... I went further as to format the references more in line with the WP format standards. I daresay any further unrepentant blanking will result in blocking. 'Nuff said? David Spalding (  ) 19:23, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Addendum: Frankly, as someone who knows nothing of the college, I think the incident will indeed, as Ahc said, recede into obscurity. But right now, it seems notable, as shown by several, non-trivial, news accounts of the incident, and the college's own press release. Graduates of the school may balk at this, but WP:COI discourages such censorship by those biased one way or another about the incident or the school. WP:NOT has more info on what NOT to do with WP. David Spalding (  ) 19:29, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I did a minor edit replacing a repetitive word and also removing the name of a parent. There is absolutely no reason for a parent's name to be splashed across Wikipedia. --Jondavman 00:11, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Jon Mangin

While I'm not inclined to replace that name, I would argue that the name of someone that is voluntarily interviewed by a news outlet is fair game to name on Wikipedia. I don't see that as being "splashed across Wikipedia." If they were named without the interview, or despite attempts to be interviewed anonymously, I would be more concerned. --Ahc 04:32, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

I think there is something called courtesy sir/ma'am. Let's not add to this already painful experience.--Jondavman 19:35, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

revisited[edit]

Several months ago, this section was removed, and then replaced the other day. You'll notice my comments above supported keeping this content last winter, but I this point I no longer think that argument holds. The section is far too long, and over emphasizes the importance of this one event in the long history of the school. What's more, it doesn't serve to explain campus culture, or the experience of the average student. In short I don't feel this section is encyclopedic. I feel that it should either be drastically shortened, or removed entirely. What are the thoughts of others? --Ahc (talk) 05:43, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

The entry is out of date, and would only be fit to remain if shortened up and actually updated. In addition most of the entry is comprised of hearsay, and all of the investigating has been done with for a while. Electric Knight 10:48, 26 February 2008 (UTC)