Talk:University of Houston–Downtown

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Recent edits/POV dispute[edit]

Recent edits that have been done by Schaibs3, I feel are not neutral. The user is a fairly new one here at Wikipedia, and I've left him/her a message on their talk page asking them to take Wikipedia's NPOV policy into consideration. There were some great things added, but everything needs to be updated to be more neutral. On the upside, I'm glad to see someone has taken an interest in contributing to this article. I've added the POV template in the meantime. Brianreading (talk) 09:49, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Diversity Claim[edit]

UH-Dowtown does not appear in any of the comprehensive diversity rankings. [1] I am removing the comparitive diversity claim. Dothivalla 05:42, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Dothivalla: UHD would not be on the chart you cite because UHD is not a "national university" (i.e., it does not offer any PhD programs). If you were to find the correct US News and World Report chart (which might not be available on-line), UHD would be near or at the top of it. Steve Casburn 08:10, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
I appreciate your comments Steve. Thanks for pointing out that UHD is not a Doctorate granting school. Unfortunately all comparitive claims must be cited by a verifiable source. Wiki policy is extremely clear and clearly says that truth is secondary to verifiability. The policy can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verifiability. The line, as written, cannot stand because it meets the exact definition of an 'Academic Boosterism' comment. The guideline strongly discourages "one of the" language as an example of what we should not be posting. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Avoid_academic_boosterism
Long story short, I think we both know that UHD is diverse. As written now, the article states the simple fact. But to claim that UHD is relatively more diverse than other schools needs a cite. Dothivalla 12:49, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:UHD Logo.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:51, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

New Name Considered[edit]

The official report on UH-D's name from Richards/Carlserg states that those from UH-D that oppose a name change opposed it because they "like the fact that the current name is very descriptive and highlights UHD's affiliation with UH". It is only in the presentation .pdf that a statement is made that UH-D name supporters "value the confusion". There is no data produced to back this claim up(that UH-D students are liars). —Preceding unsigned comment added by JRMWIKI (talkcontribs) 19:44, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

I am going to add a section on the new name that is being considered by the board of regents —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.31.242.174 (talk) 05:20, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Its me again. I think I found something that says they have already made the decision. According to this site I found,http://www.uhsa.uh.edu/regents/board_meetings/documents/121208Acad/A&SS%207.pdf, the name selected is Houston Metropolitan University (HMU). They have a scanned pdf letter with the signatures of UHD President Max Castillo and UH Chancellor Renu Khator. I wonder if these are genuine. The official site of UHD has made no mention of it. I am not going to add anything until I can verify but I'd just thought I'd let everyone know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.31.242.174 (talk) 09:04, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I've verified it's true and authentic. I'm going with it. The Texas legislature still has to approve it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.31.242.174 (talk) 09:14, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Why was my addition deleted on the new name deleted? I wish people would at least give a reason for deleting items. Im going to add it back later. Its important. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.31.242.174 (talk) 22:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

UHD–TSU proposed merger in 1986[edit]

Links to six (6) Houston Chronicle articles relating to the UHD–TSU proposed merger in 1986. Putting the sources here so I will not forget to incorporate them into the article sometime in the near future. —RJN (talk) 10:38, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

That's interesting. I never knew there was a proposed merger. Brian Reading (talk) 15:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Switching bare links to full citations WhisperToMe (talk) 15:05, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Proposed requirement for all state universities to have closed admissions[edit]

I found this article

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:36, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

UHD Admissions Standards[edit]

UHD has implemented its new admissions standards for fall 2013; therefore, the statements regarding future admissions standards are out-of-date. Given that the standards are in place, I would suggest that the several sentences describing the history of admissions standards approval be removed, as they are no longer topical.74.71.171.11 (talk) 17:43, 19 July 2013 (UTC)Aaron Gillette