Talk:Baylor University

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Baylor University:
  • Academic profile (Expand)
  • Baylor 2012 (Expand)
  • Campus (Create & Pictures) - should mention the construction of Brooks village, and Brooks Flats
  • Student life (Create)
  • Athletics: Expand football section (first game was played in 1904, and numerous all-americans have played at Baylor since then, including Mike Singletary) and create section for tennis program. Separate men's and women's basketball.
  • Bush Library
  • Homecoming - one of largest in nation (oldest continous running homcoming parade)
  • little tidbits - greek life, bear claw and sic 'em bears expression
  • mention of the ban on dancing
  • Tidbit that Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas
  • Update Alumni-Priscilla Owen, Chet Edwards
  • Sul Ross graduated from University of North Alabama

Note: Priscilla Owen already listed. Chet Edwards graduated from Texas A&M. Krazos 03:09, 4 March 2006 (UTC) Note: Sul Ross added back in with a clarifying note. Since he attended and completed a semester, he qualifies as an alumnus but not a graduate, and the section in question is labeled "Alumni" not "Graduates."

why was the homosexuality criticism removed?[edit]

Someone reverted my post but gave no explanation why? It's a very common criticism. Until I receive a reason, it will be re-entered.

I did not remove your post but I think that it is out of all proportion to the article. If homosexual activist groups have complaint about Baylor then it is a Controversy or Criticism and does not rise to the level of its own heading. Also, it should not take up as much space in the article as it does. Since it is only a minor controversy compared to Baylor’s ongoing struggles with its parent denomination it should take up less space than this.

SBC Category[edit]

Baylor is not affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention; instead, it has chosen in recent years to align itself solely with the more moderate Baptist General Convention of Texas. Consequently, I am removing Baylor from the SBC category, and adding it to Christian schools and universities instead.

Spelling[edit]

Fixed a few minor misspelled words.

Why a ranking of 701+ is not a useful ranking[edit]

The source lists 701 for every school that they do no examine themselves. This means that there are tens of thousands of schools with the same exact ranking of 701+. This is not useful or accurate information and has no place. A global ranking is hard to be precise, however a precision of 25k schools does not meet the standard of this wiki. The consensus has been to remove the ranking as was established months ago. Stop digging up old edits and reverting them, and stop the edit warring. Furthermore, Corkythehornetfan, your bias and obvious fervor to attack and deface this university wiki page is getting old. You have a clear bias. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.62.125.9 (talk) 03:36, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Looks relevant and sourced to me. Just as the other rankings. The Banner talk 07:55, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

What relevant information does the ranking indicate? It ranks Baylor the same rank as thousands of other schools. That is by definition not a ranking. Consensus was established when the ranking was removed months ago and was left unchanged. You are currently edit warring and it will not be tolerated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.62.125.9 (talk) 15:49, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Do you have evidence of that prior discussion? The Banner talk 16:24, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
So let me summarize the present state of affairs:
  1. You do not give evidence of any prior discussion
  2. Your statement "there are tens of thousands of schools with the same exact ranking of 701+." is proven to be false.
  3. You ignore the meaningful discussion here
  4. You are edit warring to remove sourced information but you accuse others from edit warring
How do you think that we should take you serious and be considerate with you? The Banner talk 16:46, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Where do you get "there are tens of thousands of schools with the same exact ranking of 701+."? According to the QS website (http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/world-university-rankings/world-university-rankings-frequently-asked-questions), "At QS, we currently rank over 900 universities across the globe (as of the 2016/17 edition)". The ranking of 701+ IS meaningful - it means of the more than 900 universities ranked, this school is not in the top 700. Contributor321 (talk) 20:04, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

I'd like to know the answer also. The idea that consensus was established because removal wasn't challenged is nonsense. Doug Weller talk 20:17, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

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