Talk:University of Memphis

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What are Chairs of Excellence and Centers of Excellence? --Awiseman 16:05, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

"History" Section[edit]

"By 1913 all departments of the earlier University of Memphis, except the law school, had been taken over by the State University.[10][11]" This information is in error; I believe the "state university" that took over those departments was the University of Tennessee, not West Tennessee Normal School (for obvious reasons). They remain part of the University of Tennessee today. (talk) 19:58, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

"Controversy" Section[edit]

If the 'Controversy Section' is going to continue to maintain that it is (or even was) University of Memphis policy to 'require female athletes to sign a document that they might lose their scholarships due to pregnancy' - it at least should provide a working link to the source used in support. There is none and this is not or even 'was not' University policy as far as I know.

For editors who have hidden behind anonymity, there are four more (among thousands that popped up on the search) from this national headline story on May 13, 2007. Student7 20:19, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Well my real name is Steven "Student7". Hope that helps. Funny you had no problem locating your cites but continue to miss the fact that this is NO LONGER policy.,2844,MCA_25363_5545182,00.html
If you wish to contribute as a "known" editor and not continue to be anonymous, please sign up for a log in and sign your notes with four tildes. Thank you for the reference. I have amended the article. National headlines don't "go away" by merely erasing them, however we may wish them to. Normally you can't erase marks in school either. Kind of like that? The paragraph can be rewritten WITH IMBEDDED REFERENCES. What you "know" and "what you see" is irrelevant in Wikipedia. If there is no citation/reference, it never happened. Student7 11:31, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

notable athletic alumni[edit]

This page has two sections for notable athletic alumni, a list under notable alumni and a prose paragraph in athletics. I would suggest that the latter be merged into the former. Purplemouse 16:30, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunate incident[edit]

My sympathies to the classmates and teammates of the player. This incident, treated in detail here, needs to be summarized as cleanly as possible for posterity. Not meaning to knock current editors who have treated the article very objectively, IMO. Hard to appreciate now, but try to picture how it should look for readers outside the school and a year or more from now. Suggest a separate section (which one editor has hinted at) for the time being, and a much shorter summary as time progresses. And, yes, unless the death can be attributed to his football career, it may not belong under that section. Student7 21:36, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

1985 vacated Final Four[edit]

The article says, "first Final Four appearance since 1985", but that's marginally untrue because the 1985 Final Four was vacated by the NCAA. Is there a consistent policy on dealing with nullified sporting honors in Wikipedia? Ben Johnson (sprinter) says, "and an Olympic Gold which was subsequently rescinded". I'm going to change it just to note the vacated Final Four, but my opinion is this should be considered the first since 1973. - PhilipR (talk) 03:57, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Mascot - copypaste[edit]

I added the {{copypaste}} template because the Mascot section appears to be excerpted from - PhilipR (talk) 15:28, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


I would like to contend that Derrick Rose and others are not "notable alumni" and should not be listed in such a category because they have not graduated from the University of Memphis. Perhaps they should be included as "notable attendees", or, if they are significant enough, in the prose regarding their contribution to the university (Rose in the "Basketball" section, for instance). I didn't want to make the change without discussion, though. MrAsterisk (talk) 22:43, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Kathy Bates graduated in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist Unversity--not Memphis State. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:04, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Whether the "flagship" status of a university can be presented as objective fact[edit]

There is currently an RfC on this question at Talk:University of Maine#Flagship RFC. Coppertwig (talk) 12:50, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

what is the black to white ratio ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:09, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

The Fight Song Was Not Written By Tom Fergusson[edit]

The fight song was actually written by Dr.Frederick LeBrani (not sure name spelled correctly) a woodwind professor at Memphis State, duing the early 1960's. (talk) 01:49, 22 September 2010 (UTC)