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  • I believe the layout of the page should be updated to reflect what other comparable institution's wiki pages look like. The general layout found on most top tier schools is:

1 History
2 Administration and organization
3 Campus
4 Academics
5 Student activities
6 Alumni
7 Athletics

Programs and the Clarkson School should be moved underneath our Campus section.

  • We should definitely have some pictures of the campus on the wiki page. Only problem is they have to be personal pictures, we cant take them off of the Clarkson Website unless we have permission.
  • I'd like to see the whole article expanded more... if you look at other similar schools to Clarkson, they all have more in-depth articles. Anyone's welcome to contribute, I'd going to try to tackle this when I get some free time this semester


Erik Cole and Willie Mitchell did not graduate, should be removed from Alumni list!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:44, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

I am no graduate but I believe the term Alumni does not definitively imply one has graduated from where they are an alumni.

I think the word notable is too subjective. Perhaps a separate heading for accomplished hockey types is in order? Dede Scozzafava is known through the north country and "inside baseball", so I guess she is notable. But I am sure most Clarkson graduates are as "notable" as many of the others listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:11, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Princeton review[edit]

So, are Princeton Review rankings relevant, or not? If you're going to include the positive ones, it seems reasonable to include the negative ones- they're equally notable, right? Or we could cut all the Princeton rankings, if they aren't that notable after all... Maybe instead of edit warring, we could seek consensus on the talk page. That would be fun, right? -FisherQueen (Talk) 20:17, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

I definitely think they are relevant and as a former student (who did enjoy going there, in spite of the rankings, which are definitely true, especially the library one, most high school libraries are nicer) it's good to be informed about both the good and the bad of a school. When I put the rankings up I didn't realize they had been put up before and edited before, each time by an anonymous IP. Seems a little fishy to me. As I said in the edit, rather than worrying about who finds out about the rankings they should try and do something about them. -Joeblow15 14:49, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I, too, am a former student at Clarkson and think that some of these ranking are ridiculous. My understanding is that the Princeton Review did not objectively come up with them, but that they were from student polls. How can Clarkson students (or students of any other university) rank their library as "worst". Have they gone to all of the other universities and compared them? OK, so they don't like their library, to give any credence to a student poll saying it is the worst is without merit. By the way, the library was state of the art and brand new when I went there; we even had Jane Pauley from the Today Show on campus and got an article published in the London Times about how revolutionary it was. Believe it or not, it was very controversial. The other one that bothers me is saying that Clarkson has the unhappiest students? How is that measured and who is making that decision. Again, this is a student poll! It's totally different to say "70% of the students say they are unhappy" than it is to say they are the "least happy students". I just don't think this info belongs. There is not enough information on how the poll was conducted, how the questions were asked, and who answered them.

I think there good. It's part of keeping it encyclopedic. They show the good and bad aspects of the school -23:28, 6 June 2007 (UTC)~

So, it seemed silly to have all this ranking information in the summary of the article. I was going to first move them all into their own section. However, after I thought about it I decided to put rankings in the sections where they were relevant. I suppose it could go either way. This way it reads more like an encyclopedia, the other way it is easier to pick out the rankings... One possible option would be to add ranking subsections where ever they appear. Any comments? Justin Leider 04:54, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Merge Clarkson School Discussions[edit]

I made my comments on merging the Clarkson School article into this one on the discussion of the Clarkson School, but in short, I'm against it. -Walden 19:01, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

The TCS section seems to be largely derived from Clarkson's literature/propoganda.

Against Bridging year is outside the classic 4 year curiculum. Expand as a separate article.Racepacket 03:07, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Against The_Clarkson_School's_Bridging_Year does not belong in this article. I would however propose renaming the article to The Clarkson School and broadening the article's scope. I agree that the bridging year does not need its own article, but it belongs in a more clearly named article about TCS as a whole. --EightBall1989 00:40, 27 March 2007 (UTC) (note: I am a TCS student, so I may not have a neutral POV)

A Pepsi campus[edit]

The mention of the COSI Coke stash should stay, given that Clarkson is a Pepsi-only campus. The few, the proud, the Coke drinkers! --RussNelson (talk) 19:55, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

File:Newdorms.JPG may be deleted[edit]

I have tagged File:Newdorms.JPG, which is in use in this article for deletion because it does not have a copyright tag. If a copyright tag is not added within seven days the image will be deleted. --Chris 07:25, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Merger with Union Graduate College[edit]

Effective January 2016, Union Graduate College in Schenectady, New York will become part of Clarkson University. See this link. DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 20:41, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Goldy The Knight[edit]

I'm not sure if this mascot if notable enough to warrant its own article. Adam9007 (talk) 02:07, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Support - no indication of notability per WP:GNG, and barely mentioned online. NeemNarduni2 (talk) 02:21, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per above, Boleyn (talk) 21:17, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Klbrain (talk) 05:50, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Union Graduate College[edit]

Clarkson University acquired Union Graduate College. Abesam (talk) 18:00, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Oppose merge, on the grounds that 111 years of distinct history makes its sufficiently notable to warrant a separate history, if only to cover the history from 1905 through to 2016. Klbrain (talk) 14:23, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

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