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A plate of samosas for you![edit]

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Always a pleasure to see editors from outside the WikiProject India circle pitching in to assess articles! Please enjoy this very Indian savoury snack.

AshLin (talk) 18:00, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you AshLin! I haven't had the opportunity to touch this much in the last week but my schedule should become much more open soon. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 13:48, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Tag and Assess 2012[edit]

Hi, with contributors like you, Tag and Assess 2012 has reached mid stage. To speed up the activities, certain special awards have been announced. User:Yuvipanda has created an excellent tool to help editors who are assessing manually. The tool is under Beta release and I request you to please install, use it and give him feedback. Please see the details in https://docs.google.com/document/d/176bySLlr-fRcMYw-h4k-btL5x08qegY7Ipj2DQLHdQE/edit?pli=1. Thanks again for your contribution and wish you continued support to take the drive to completion. Ssriram mt (talk) 22:40, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Springfield, MA[edit]

Yes, "Marksvs88", I was serious when I provided references for factual statements that you removed from the Springfield, MA article. I can kind of see you point to an extent, but each of those statements that you removed are factual and I will find "non-POV" sources. I did leave out other language but left the factual statements.

You obviously are not from around Springfield or work in agriculture because you are not aware that the Connecticut River Valley does indeed contain the most fertile soil in New England and is one of the reasons why it was settled the way it was. That is is a fact.

You obviously are not old enough, or know someone who is, to know that the closing of the armory WAS controversial. Very controversial. There were numerous sources that used the word controversial when speaking of the closing. It's laughable because not mentioning that is doing exactly why you removed the other "promotional" statements.

Are you not aware that basketball is one of the worlds most popular sport? It's not like it's some obscure sport. The fact is that it's one of the worlds most popular sports. Period.

I'd like to add that you seem to make these arbitrary decisions about what is right and wrong and I've seen you swoop into an article and make spurious claims from your opinion alone and then say something like "are you serious" or "lol" or, my favorite, "fail" (as if that's a real term) and only when presented with a preponderance of references do you let it stay. Why can't you do the opposite and when you see something you feel is wrong, do some research? Pickup a book or call and expert and only remove the part that you feel is not correct when you know for sure that it is? Just a suggestion but I see your name all over different pages that I've contributed to and watch (and others) doing the same thing.

So be prepared for these statements to come back once I've found some other references that will meet YOUR criteria and show you that they are indeed, factual.Dbroer (talk) 10:25, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dbroer,
First of all, I wish to apologize for the tone of my edit summary. I just re-read it and it was needlessly harsh. I was upset about something else (offline) and it got in the way of my editing. I am sorry.
Okay, as to the edits... please note that at no time I removed anything germane to Springfield. However, this article is particularly beset by wp:puffery and wp:peacock terms. The only reason I edit it is because the Knowledge Corridor editor(s) were so invasive that I had to do a huge cleanup on the Hartford and New Haven articles just so that they wouldn't read like subs of the Knowlege Corridor! (That, and the Bradley Airport verbage was absurd.)
  1. Basketball: yes, but it's dwarfed by football (soccer), and perhaps by cricket, tennis and motorsport depending on who you ask. Heck... according to this, basketball is 9th! [1]. If someone wants to read up on basketball, it's linked. Should we add under "Springfield tornado of June 1, 2011" that "tornados are the second least common cause of natural death in MA after earthquake"? No. Because the article is about Springfield. I'm not disputing that it's not popular, I'm saying it's common knowledge.
  2. "Most fertile soil":... is IMO a literary device. The book in question ("Cultivating a Past") is a history of Hadley, MA and does not appear to be an authoritative work on farming conditions. They did certainly did not do a soil analysis of every town on the river, much less in New England. Is the land in Springfield more fertile in Portland/Middletown CT? I don't know. For what crops are the conditions "most fertile"? (For example, beets and onions like very different soil conditions.) Also, I can't actually read the book online and the webpage cited does not actually substantiate the claim as it says "some", not "the most".
  3. Springfield Armory: Well, yes... you are correct. Even though I'm closing in on 40 I wasn't around when they closed the armory. And you know what? It probably was controvertial to some people. On the other hand, I'm sure others rejoiced. My point here was that one word ("controvertial") is an opinion. But I get your point, and I can certainly live with it being re-included if you can find a good third party souce calling it controvertial. I'm sure the Boston Globe or Herald or the Hartford Courant or NYT will yield something. (I'm against using the current source as according to the Credits section on [2] the site specifically states it is promotional for the Commonwealth.)
Again, I am sorry for the tone of my edit summary on the page, and I hope you will please accept my apology as it is sincere. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 13:28, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi Marksv88,
I appreciate you candor and reply. I do see your point regarding the statement about basketball. The particular sentence was about the nickname "hoop city" and I think it begs for an explaination as to why beyond basketball being invented here. That being said, I'll go ahead and remove that to try and clean-up some of the puffery as you put it as it really doesn't need to be there.
I found another text from Yale University Press that specifically mentions that Springfield was settled because of it's fertile soil but I did specify that it was "some of the most fertitle" because as you mentioned, some crops require different soil types.
In terms of the Armory, I don't have access to some of the archived newspaper articles that google[3] has over the controversy, but several do mention the controversy. Is it acceptable to link to the search?
Thanks for the apology and it is accepted...hopefully we can helpful to one another as we seem to share an interest in the same region.Dbroer (talk) 14:00, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi again Dbroer,
Re: Basketball & Soil: thanks and I appreciate your willingness to discuss it, too.
Eek. I see what you mean about "Pay per view"! I did a little poking around though and found these free sources, wdyt? (Okay NYT isn't free, but I think we can safely cite is given what they have posted in the synopsis). [4], [5], [6]
Thank you, I really do feel badly about that edit summary. Absolutely! Best, Markvs88 (talk) 15:19, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Pomperaug High School[edit]

The "Uncited championships" can be seen on the link...All I did was take what was written on the Pomperaug Athletics Website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by XxStateOfThe203xX (talkcontribs) 02:17, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

I cited the Championships and I made a slight correction of the order. Having the Sexual assault scandel be one of the first things coming up is a shame, Its still available and i made no corrections to it, I just moved in downward, but the Athletics is correct. I placed the link to the website and everything. I'm new to the whole citing thing, so my appologizes if I cited wrong. Also, I didn't delete the scandel on purpose. I just didn't know how to work the editing. My appologizes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by XxStateOfThe203xX (talkcontribs) 02:27, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

No worries, and thanks for the citation! If you have any questions about editing or have any problems, please feel free to ask them here. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 02:30, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Gerber Scientific[edit]

Can you please explain why you deleted the edits to the Gerber Scientific page that the last writer provided? That information was actually correct and your edits have made the post non factual. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.248.171.250 (talk) 18:07, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi there! Sure... I reverted your edit because it was unsourced. Anything that's uncited can be deleted from Wikipedia at any time. As the edit concerned a buyout & acquisition (which are notable), SOP is to revert (rather than even putting a citation needed tag on it), as it could be libelous or a rumor. I'm happy to discuss this further if you like. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 18:48, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

I just blocked the IP[edit]

messing with Connecticut. FYI, in case you were considering a report.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 16:29, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks SPhilbrick!! I was going to file one but got pulled away to something else offline. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 16:47, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

ANI notice, WFSB[edit]

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New CfD[edit]

Since you participated in earlier CfDs about related categories, I want to make sure you know about Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2012 May 12#Category:Church buildings in the United States by state. --Orlady (talk) 22:42, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Tag and Assess 2012[edit]

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With the help of contributors like you, the Tag and Assess 2012 project has achieved the planned objectives. Close to 65,000 articles have been assessed and 19,000 articles have been added to the scope of the project. Please do watch out for the post tag and assess activities. Thanks a lot. Ssriram mt (talk) 00:56, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Adam Blakeman[edit]

I'm active on werelate.org but not in wikipedia. I'm wondering what the logic was for undoing the 22 January 2012 edits on the Adam Blakeman page without further comment. The baptismal dates for the three sons are apparently accurate as they were so stated in a 2003 Leslie Mahler article in The American Genealogist (78:185). I can't comment (yet) on the other changes which were reverted, but I do know that there is further scholarship on Rev. Blakeman in a 2006 article, also in TAG, to which I do not have immediate access. Thanks.--Wcarr1 (talk) 21:02, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:32, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 07:28, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:SuffieldCTseal.gif)[edit]

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Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 02:45, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Bethel-CT-Town-Seal.jpg)[edit]

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Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Markvs88! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 17:56, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Better source request for File:GrotonCTflagTOWN.PNG[edit]

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article on Norwich State Hospital[edit]

I have a question about one of the Wikiproject Connecticut articles, but I do not care use talk. Is there any chance that you would be willing to talk to me via email? My concern is an article whose quality is questionable. I am willing to provide facts and citations, but I do not want to be responsible for editing the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TackyJulie (talkcontribs) 22:19, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:40, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

RidgefieldToday.com[edit]

Ridgefieldtoday.com has been relaunched as a dedicated business directory and community sharing website dedicate to Ridgefield, CT. It also pulls in the latest social updates from Ridgefield, CT business owners every 15 minutes.

That is clearly relevant to Ridgefield, CT.

Note: I am the publisher of the site, and I also LIVE in Ridgefield, CT. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.2.201.204 (talk) 18:07, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

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Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

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Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

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Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
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Shelton Public Schools[edit]

Hello,

I saw that you noted some information that needs to improved on the talk page of Shelton Public Schools. If you find some spare time, I did some work to improve the page and would appreciate a second look. Thanks! Alexbloch (talk) 01:20, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

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Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

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an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; we get close to a hundred discussion threads each year and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised. Last year we were featured in the Signpost, and our interviewer was amazed at our activity. In the end, however, even as active as we are, we are just a tiny group - you can easily become one of our core members!

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

  • we have an active assessment department. As of now, our project has tagged almost 83,000 pages as Poland-related - that's an improvement of over 3,000 new pages since the last newsletter. Out of which 30 still need a quality assessment, and 2,000, importance assessment. We have done a lot to clear the backlog here (3 years ago those numbers were 1,500 and 20,000, respectively). Can you help assess a few pages?
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With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

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Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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We hope to see you there!

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:57, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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