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Endowment figures[edit]

The values of the endowment on the NACUBO report are still as of June 30, 2013. Any revisions to the report are not changes in the valuation date. Bahooka (talk) 23:06, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

It's actually through January, 2014. To quote the report, "This table was prepared in January 2014. Changes to endowment values reported after January may not be reflected in the full 2013 NCSE report." That said, with February being the most recent release of the report, this is the more accurate date to use in citation. MorrisS (talk) 23:13, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
The way I read it, the report was prepared in January but the values are as of June 30: "Endowment market value data for Canadian institutions are expressed in U.S. dollars, based on the U.S./Canadian dollar conversion rates in effect on or around June 30, 2013 (for FY 2013) and June 30, 2012 (for FY 2012), as reported by the Bank of Canada Web site (http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/rates/exchform.html). Data from Canadian institutions is NOT included in the full 2012 NCSE report. Data revisions received after January 2014. Revised data not reflected in the full 2013 NCSE final report."
You may want to discuss at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities for verification. I reverted Stanford, but won't make any other changes until it is clarified. Thanks, Bahooka (talk) 23:22, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I read that too - but figured it was referring only to the schools marked with a "#" such as University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Mount Allison University, etc - seeings as all of these are in Canada. You're right though, more clarification is needed. MorrisS (talk) 23:26, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

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Hello. I see that you have been creating pages related to Hampden–Sydney College, and I thought I would congratulate and encourage you. I am fascinated by this school and would love to teach there at some point, so it is nice to see someone else is interested!Zigzig20s (talk) 21:19, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm an alumn of the College and would like there to be a greater presence of it on Wikipedia given its history. There's just so much information, it can be hard to go in one particular direction. Once I get through the Presidents I think I will try to add more info about the football team — a project that I started before the Presidents. That would be cool if you could teach there some day, I would love to move back to the area myself. MorrisS (talk) 21:25, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Just remember to add inlined references, preferably at the end of each sentence to avoid confusion! I am very interested in the Antebellum South--it would be interesting to know if there were plantations nearby or Confederate poets, etc. Also if there is a HS-Upperville connection? (That might run into original research though.) Make sure to take lots of pictures for Wikimedia Commons if you ever visit again (or if you are able to ask friends there to do so!). Also public art and Republicans who went to HS would be interesting to me--just topics I would spend time expanding. I don't know much about football--I must be too much of a nerd! Do keep me posted if you think I may be interested in some articles you're working on. All best!Zigzig20s (talk) 21:47, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I will certainly keep you posted. There are plenty of old plantations in the area. I will be going back to campus mid October and plan to take lots of pictures to add to the Commons and wiki pages that need them. I also plan on going to the Museum on campus to get pictures of the old presidents' portraits. ... I'm not sure about HS-Upperville, personally.MorrisS (talk) 22:17, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Sounds great! Do write on my talkpage if you want to get my attention. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:35, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Also, is there an article on the student newspaper? If it was started in the nineteenth century, it would definitely be notable. The trick would be to find the right sources for a "history section" for example. I have found this website, but it looks like it has not been updated since 2012? Strange. To Manner Born, To Manners Bred: A Hip-pocket Guide to Etiquette for the Hampden–Sydney Man might also be notable--not sure. I certainly would love to read it!Zigzig20s (talk) 23:09, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I will look into it when I am back on campus. I actually wanted to do something on the The Tiger but couldn't find enough digital sources, so I will have to contact the Publications Department at the school. To Manner Born, To Manners Bred is a fun read. I actually have a copy of it in my car as we speak. I'll ask Admissions if they have a digital copy that can be used for distribution. MorrisS (talk) 23:15, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
That's very kind of you. Do keep me posted.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:35, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
FYI, just created Slate Hill Plantation, feel free to expand it! Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:43, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Cool! I'll look through some books I have on HSC and see if it has any worth information worth adding MorrisS (talk) 01:32, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Slate Hill Plantation[edit]

Hello. Thank you for adding those pictures to Slate Hill Plantation. I have removed the reqphoto tag, but do you know if there are any tobacco fields there? It would be great to add a picture of that, if that's still the case.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:24, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

From what I remember, the fields are empty. I don't think any crops are being grown on them currently. I plan to go back again in a couple of weeks, so I will try to get more pictures of stuff that I didn't get a few weeks back. I agree though, the Slate Hill wiki page would be way better with pictures of the land rather than the Venable boys. MorrisS (talk) 03:31, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Sounds great. I would love to visit.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:53, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Quick additional note: would it be rude for you to take a few pictures inside the church? I don't know if there are statues or plaques; that could be interesting. But sometimes pastors don't like that--some believe it is rude or blasphemous! Also the museum would be great (I think that museum could have its own stand-alone page). Lecture halls, public art, etc. But you probably know better than I do, as you probably know the campus very well.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:28, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely, if the church is open when i'm back I'll get some pictures. I'll try to get more around campus too. I need to get there earlier in the day next time.MorrisS (talk) 13:25, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Btw, I could temporarily enable the "e-mail" option if you have documents about H-SC that you'd like to send me. Just let me know. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 05:10, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Pictures?[edit]

Hello. Any luck with the pictures of HSC?Zigzig20s (talk) 18:43, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I got some of the inside of the church the last time I was there. I will post them to the Commons tomorrow when I get a chance. MorrisS (talk) 19:37, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Great. Can you please give me the link for your Wikimedia Commons account again? Looking forward to reading more of your articles btw.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:32, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I've been super busy and still haven't posted the pictures. I hope to this week. Here are my uploads on the Commons. Thanks for the support, I hope to get back to writing more on Wiki over the holidays once I'm freed up from my grad school obligations (I also want to scan in a copy of To Manner Born, To Manners Bred for you so that you can have a read... My to-do list grows faster than I can keep up with, haha). Happy holidaysMorrisS (talk) 07:22, 16 December 2014 (UTC)