Talk:University of California, Santa Barbara

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Humor[edit]

This whole section was removed. Some of the other UC sites have humor sections, why not UCSB?

In this encyclopedia we are trying to produce a professional product, and lightbulb jokes -- ugh. --fpo 22:29, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
Are you saying that there's no humor in being professional? I disagree. Humorist is a profession in itself - put the lightbulb jokes back in, this is exactly what is missing from Wikipedia, which is increasingly monotonous in tone and exceedingly dry. Where in the five pillars does it say "be professional"? It says, instead. BE BOLD.--Levalley (talk) 22:00, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

UCSB Memes

Near the beginning of 2012, the UCSB Meme page was added to Facebook. These memes include a lot of UCSB inside jokes, traditions, and many other UCSB/IV life references.

http://www.facebook.com/UCSBMemesBrh04 (talk) 21:23, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Recent edits[edit]

I removed a few of the photos and the "Nobel Prize faculty" section. All of the photos were very nice but too many of the screws up the placement of text; this is a limitation of the wiki software. Please be careful if you begin adding photos back. I removed the Nobel prize section as it covers the same material as the "Notable people" section. I also added a {{fact}} tag under "Reputation." --ElKevbo 01:53, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

I added the section of free programs. They are a pretty significant component of UCSB, and students use these facilities on a daily basis. Many college rankings factor in the free programs offered to students on campus. --Emily Oberhand 06:41, 19 August 2012.

Add info on new Ocean Sciences and Education Building[edit]

I would like to add information about the new Ocean Science and Education building that is currently being built on campus. Should it put under the campus section or the layout? Or another section altogether? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Melsousou (talkcontribs) 22:18, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

I would suggest at the bottom of the campus section. Kiki 233 (talk) 11:30, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Now that the information is in the article, I feel it doesn't really fit in. I would suggest trying to restart the UCSB campus article that I created (was deleted) and put the information there. Anyone else agree?. Kiki 233 (talk) 10:24, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Black Student Union[edit]

I wanted to add a section to the free student organization section. I wanted to talk a mainly about the black student union at ucsb, the event they through, and how they began. Does this sound like a good place to add it? (username: T.T.Tidwell) —Preceding undated comment added 18:33, August 19, 2012

Endowment[edit]

NACUBO is a very useful source because it standardizes endowment data, but I believe it should only be the "official" source for private colleges and universities and should be used with caution for public universities. In the case of the University of California system, NACUBO seems to report only the endowments managed by the UC schools' Foundations, and does not include the endowments managed on behalf of the UC schools by the UC Regents (see p.4 of http://www.ucop.edu/treasurer/_files/report/UC_Annual_Endowment_Report_FY2011-2012.pdf for details). Therefore, I believe the UC endowment data reported by the UC Treasurer's Office is relevant and should be shown in Wikipedia articles for UC schools instead of NACUBO's.Contributor321 (talk) 17:38, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Mireille Miller-Young controversy[edit]

An editor recently added information[ to this article about an incident involving a UCSB faculty member, Mireille Miller-Young. It was a good-faith addition but I [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=University_of_California,_Santa_Barbara&diff=next&oldid=601893699 reverted it on the grounds that the information isn't germane to this topic but is instead about the individual. The other editor has reverted my revert but instead of continuing the edit war that he or she begun I think it's best see what others think. ElKevbo (talk) 02:15, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

One reversion, with clear explanation of reason for reversion, does not seem to constitute an edit war. I also added response of UCSB.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=University_of_California%2C_Santa_Barbara&diff=601900658&oldid=601898773
With respect to relevance, this alleged crime occurred on UCSB campus and was allegedly committed by a UCSB professor. This controversial incident has received nationwide news coverage. Perhaps addition of public statements from Michael D. Young, UCSB's Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, which has also received nationwide (and international) news coverage regarding free speech in aftermath of this campus incident could also be included, if there's concern the current entry doesn't fully cover UCSB enough.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/03/26/uc-santa-barbara-vice-chancellor-issues-statement-supporting-free-speech/
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62050
http://www.independent.com/news/2014/mar/21/ucsb-administrator-issues-email-free-speech/
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/28/university-defends-feminist-studies-professor-who-assaulted-pro-life-students/
--BoboMeowCat (talk) 03:53, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Deleted statements Miller-Young made to police (because more relevant to her personally than to UCSB campus incident). Also, added brief statement from UCSB Vice Chancellor Young. --BoboMeowCat (talk) 05:18, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Isla Vista Mass Murder[edit]

Wanted to get a general consensus, should a section for the College Town/Isla Vista Mass Murder lead to a brief section here on the UCSB article since it was across the street from campus, and most of the victims were UCSB students?

This is obviously still a developing story, so information will be changed as becomes available.--Hoteljargon (talk) 06:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

A brief sentence at the end of the history section would be appropriate, with a link to an article about the shooting itself. Do we have one yet? ―cobaltcigs 09:00, 25 May 2014 (UTC)