Talk:University of the Arts (Philadelphia)

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Name of Article[edit]

The name of this school is University of the Arts. Does the article need to have "(Philadelphia)" in parentheses? There are places all over the world called University of the Arts, but also included in the name is it's location. Since the name of this college is only University of the Arts and it is unique in that way, why not just "University of the Arts" redirect here, with a disambiguation link on top? 76.19.42.233 (talk) 04:53, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

merge[edit]

There is no reason a single academic division of this university should have its own wikipedia entry. The main university page is pretty thin as it is. -- Austin Murphy 16:02, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Performed merge. Nobody seemed to object. -- Austin Murphy 15:20, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

I added the NPOV template to this article...wording such as "UArts offers a unique environment where students from many disciplines can interact and grow in a vibrant community of creativity." seem like something I'd find in an application brochure from the school. - echidnae 04:03, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

And is the opening sentence "The University of the Arts (UArts) is the nation’s first and only university dedicated to the visual, performing and communication arts." not a bit misleading, given the existence of other institutions such as, eg, CalArts? AWO 00:22, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

I reworked the first paragraph to be what I think is NPOV. Do you think it deserves to have the POV tag removed? -- Austin Murphy 20:01, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your editing, the opening paragraph of the article is much better now, and I would say is NPOV. However, there are still parts of this article that are blatantly either taken from advertisements, or are supposed to advertise the school. For instance, look at the sections 'USP and The University of the Arts' and 'Facilities'. They still read like someone from the school wrote them. Again, thanks for your edits, though... -echidnae 23:24, 21 February 2007 (UTC)


Overlap[edit]

In the History section, the date box overlaps several words. I have tried to fix it, but have failed. Can anyone find the cause of the overlap?Lestrade 13:48, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Lestrade

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 03:39, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

notable alumni[edit]

jared leto is not an alumnus, he dropped out —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.58.252.155 (talk) 22:22, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Alumnus does not mean graduate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.69.204.131 (talk) 20:30, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Ed Chiarini claims that he is a UARTS alum on his bio page. ["here". ] Ed Chiarini runs the website that claims that mass media is fake and that actors play the role of people we see on tv etc. Anybody remember ED from UARTS?