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Malone College Athletics[edit]

Hey, thanks for the help on Malone College Athletics! Can you write some more on the Track & Field team? coaches, history, etc?--Paul McDonald (talk) 15:07, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Matthew Halischuk[edit]

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Confusion on Brown v. Board[edit]

In the first part a HBCU is defined as an institution founded before 1964. However, later it states institutions founded after Brown v. Board are not eligible. Brown v. Board was decided in 1954, so there is a 10 year gap where it seems to be contradictory. For example, University of the Virgin Islands was founded in 1962, after Brown v. Board, but before the 1964 date and is recognized as a HBCU. Can someone clear up the discrepancy (1954 against 1964) for both me and on the page. Thanks. RonSigPi (talk) 01:27, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

The 1964 date is the official measure, not Brown vs. Board of Education. The court ruling was a compromise statement added to address a past discussion on the issue of predominately black instuituions that were not included on the listing. I added the following (which is actually more accurate):
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: "...any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation." [1]
Other educational institutions currently have large numbers of African Americans in their student body, but as they were founded (or opened their doors to African Americans) after the implementation of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (the court decision which outlawed racial segregation of public education facilities) and The Higher Education Act of 1965. Thus by definition they are not historically black colleges, but have been termed "predominantly black."
Hopefully this provides a little more clarity. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 01:55, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Bart Tanski[edit]

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Though the Bart Tanski article could be sent to AfD for the sake of process, it has very little chance of surviving AfD unless more sources can be found. If you would like me to move the article to your user space so you can add sources and improve the article, that would be a reasonable step. Let me know if you think you could spend any time on that, or have any idea where press coverage might be found. If you are wondering about the importance of the Mr. Football Award (Ohio), you'll notice that most winners of that award who currently have Wikipedia articles have a lot of references in their articles. The Tanski article, when it was deleted, had no references at all. EdJohnston (talk) 03:26, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
I have restored the article to User:RonSigPi/Bart Tanski. You can work on improving it there. Later, it can be restored to mainspace. Of course, if it is moved back to mainspace, it will need to take its chances at AfD unless the sourcing can be improved. Let me know if I can help with anything further. EdJohnston (talk) 03:55, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Josh McAdams[edit]

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AfD nomination of Bob Lewis (golfer)[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Delvon Roe[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Pete Lalich[edit]

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What happened to the article you started[edit]

I moved the article to User:RonSigPi/Pete Lalich. It is not acceptable to have biographies without a simple reference. The person probably meets Notability guidelines, but it needs references. Let me know if you want some help creating refernces, or check out Referencing for beginners

Please feel free to work on it in user space, and move it when it is ready.--SPhilbrickT 14:11, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of List of 2008 Olympic Swimming National Trials[edit]

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What problem?[edit]

Maybe you could explain what problem changing a has been team like Notre Dame for a team that has actually been productive over the past decade like LSU would cause? Niteshift36 (talk) 22:39, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Sure. To be blunt, this causes a slippery slope that people can just edit to put in their favorite team. Why LSU? How about Ohio State? How about Oklahoma? Or Florida? The point is that many teams are 'powerhouses', but the whole point is to just give examples, not to give the 'best' teams. All an edit like this does is cause needless edits of chest pumping of people over favorite teams. Everyone know Notre Dame and Michigan are storied and elite programs. That does not state LSU is not, but the list is of examples and is not exhaustive.
Look at it in this context, so in five years we are going to need to constantly update our examples for who is 'good' for that period. It actually goes further than that. The guidelines are not just for the current time, but historical as well. So the historical accomplishments of Notre Dame and Michigan are just as relevant as those of LSU, Ohio State, etc. Your edit gave no further clarity to the guidelines and solved no existing problem. Therefore, to stop a president for those needless edits, the edit was undone. RonSigPi (talk) 03:25, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

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Nomination of Alonzo Martinez for deletion[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nomination of Bart Tanski for deletion[edit]

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WikiProject Boxing - Notability discussion[edit]

The changes have been discussed at length here Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Boxing#Notability discussion, and I believe a consensus has been reached. Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 12:38, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 12:51, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Stephen Howard (rugby league)[edit]

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Ways to improve Tomas Walsh[edit]

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Ways to improve 2014 FILA Wrestling World Cup - Men's freestyle[edit]

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  1. ^ "HBCUs: A National Resource". White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-02-08.  Text "U.S Department of Education" ignored (help)