Talk:University of Hawaii at Manoa

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presidents[edit]

This section should be moved to the University of Hawaii system page.--Gmosaki 19:59, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Homophobic influence?[edit]

I find it interesting that this article (as well as Rainbow Warriors) fails to mention homophobia as a seemingly important reason for the rejection of the rainbow as a team symbol. Though I do not know much about the history of "Rainbow Warrior" in the context of the University of Hawai‘i, it seems apparent that certain segments of society are unwilling to use the rainbow, a rather universal symbol, when it is also a symbol of the LGBT community. To not mention this in the article comes off as a glaring omission. If I knew more about the issue, I'd edit the article; instead, I'd love to see someone more knowledgeble flesh this out.  :: Salvo (talk) 01:32, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Or, you could be a conspiracy theorist. "Rainbow" is not a tough name for a football team. Chris (クリス) (talk) 05:11, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Orange Sculpture[edit]

Does anyone know about the orange sculpture on the corner of dole and east west? A friend told me that it's supose to be a middle finger flipping people off as they walk to school from the dorms. Another told me it was towards the Enginerring builiding. Rockmusic389

I heard that story too. It looks like similar to a middle finger when viewed from dole street near the description pedestal. Bostonvaulter 06:20, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

It's called the gates of Hope

Addition of scandals section[edit]

The recent addition titled "Scandals" by user: Chancellorreplacement was removed for many reasons. Entries should be encyclopedic in nature with proper refs and coding. User made no attempt to format. (see wp:cite for how to do that) Also, it's poor form to list in a first, second, third format. Their username lends me to believe there is a conflict of interest or, simply, from a non-neutral pov. Discuss here please. Travis Thurston+ 02:48, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Travis Thurston stated: the "Scandals" addition "was removed for many reasons." This is somewhat of an exaggeration and may indicate a non-neutral bias regarding the subject matter.

Next, Travis Thurston stated: "Entries should be encyclopedic in nature with proper refs and coding." To the contrary, all factual statements contained in the "Scandals" addition are linked to a reliable reference such as a newspaper article or report in accordance with Wikipedia policy.

Further, Travis Thurston stated: "User made no attempt to format." This is not an accurate statement. The paragraphs are formatted in a logical sequence consistent with the entire article (with the exception that the sources are included in the paragraphs themselves rather than in a footnote). The rationale for this was because of sensitivity to anticipated readers' desire to have the source readily available rather than having to look for the source in the footnotes section. However, if it is mandatory that all sources be in footnote format, then be a good Wikipedian and help out here rather than deleting and suppressing the entire section which many readers may find useful and informative.

Moreover, Travis Thurston stated: "It's poor form to list in a first, second, third format." This is a highly subjective comment and not really very helpful. Many readers appreciate tightly logical paragraph formatting. This facilitates reading flow and comprehension. Others, as yourself, may have a personal preference for something else. Having too rigid composition rules may not serve the best interests of Wikipedia because no two individuals have the exact same composition style.

Finally, Travis Thurston stated: "Their username lends me to believe there is a conflict of interest or, simply, from a non-neutral pov." That is quite a large assumption, with no evidentiary support for such a conclusory remark. In fact, your unsupported conclusion tends to indicate bias and one-sided perspective. Chancellorreplacement (talk) 03:56, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:University of Hawaiʻi which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 22:59, 4 October 2013 (UTC)