Talk:State University of New York
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20:39, 19 March 2007 (UTC)~ Fixed some spelling errors. I hope the people editing this page aren't SUNY students or alums!!! "i before e except after c" -- but really, can't we use spellcheck before committing??
Some of the information here sounds like it was added by the PR folks from certain campuses. Citations are needed! Why do we care what SUNY Geneseo is pursuing? What's an "honors college" anyway? The statement about UB being "the largest and most comprehensive" needs to be reworded so it doesn't sound like it came out of their recruitment brochure. The same exact wording can be found on UB's "crown jewel" link: http://www.buffalo.edu/aboutub/jewel.html
I'd like to see some information added about the SUNY tuition guarantee proposal (which is what I came here to find out about).
Article about Brockport and Geneseo plans: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061225/NEWS01/612250313/-1/archive4
Personally, I think Brockport's Great Lake's research center warrants mention more than Geneseo's plans to be an honors college. I'm not familiar enough with wikipedia to know what is appropriate, but I'm thinking that "plans" maybe aren't legit enough for an encyclopedia article. Perhaps the 2nd paragraph should be more fair to the campuses and mention the largest, smallest and the most-known specialities of the system, what makes them unique in the SUNY system or the whole nation.
This page is very stubby. Should at least have a list of all the colleges in the system. http://www.suny.edu/Student/VisitCampus/Campuslisting.cfm lists 64 of them.
- 126.96.36.199 03:33, 29 Nov 2003 (UTC)
I've added more to this, as well as adding a list of the university centres and university colleges (if anyone wants to do the technology and community colleges--be my guest), but I'm finding that the nomenclature for these schools is not consistent. Each school seems to have its own name for itself, or sometimes several, e.g., Stony Brook University can also be SUNY Stony Brook, State University of New York at Stony Brook, or University at Stony Brook. It is locally known as Stony Brook University (and no one really uses the long-form), so I've listed it as such but the University at Buffalo is *not* known as Buffalo University, but it too is also known as SUNY Buffalo (not to be confused with Buffalo State) or State University of New York at Buffalo. So, if I haven't confused you by now, any ideas? --- Darkcore 22:30, 9 Dec 2003 (UTC)
I think listing them all as "State University of NY at X" works best. Maybe include nicknames (Buff State, Fredonia State, etc)
Should restore my Alfed State College link. Alfred State now apparently includes the Wellsville, New York campus, and it is the ceramics school.
- Where are you getting this information from? Alfred State and the NYSCC are two different institutions; Alfred State is a technical college and the NYSCC is a SUNY-funded unit of Alfred University. (Alfred State College and Alfred University are not the same.) Compare:
- Darkcore 05:51, 16 Mar 2004 (UTC)
I think you are right. I was misled by an unofficial website. Thinking about this, I realized the the Ceramics school is across the street from Alfred U, and Alfred State is on the other side of town. Alfred State used to be a two year A&T school. Since you know this, I'll leave it to you to make the appropriate correction, and I'll coordinate any other link changes that are needed. Tmesipt.
- I think I got 'em all. Darkcore 03:02, 17 Mar 2004 (UTC)
The ranking information looks cherry picked to show the 4 university centers in the most positive light. I'm not a big fan of ranking universities, generally, but if we're going to show them, shouldn't we include the U.S. News rankings, being that they're the most well known and most widely recognized? HandsomeSam57 17:04, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps this article would be improved by combining the information in the "Rankings and statistics for the University Centers" section into a single table and references more concisely formatted. --Wiki11790 (talk) 07:15, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
- Selectivity and admission rankings now are five years old -- out of date. Other campuses should be included in this, too... Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:34, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
University centers section
This section is clearly not appropriate, and needs to be re-written. I have tagged some of the major issues, and will leave it a few days so the WP:COI IP editor has a chance to fix it, before I remove it. Mtking (edits) 20:42, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Hello, The map in this article is so useful that it may be helpful to save it as a resource in and of itself. I've made an attempt to do so at File:Location of SUNY campuses within New York state, but apparently did not set that file up correctly. If anyone can assist in this effort, that would be appreciated. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)