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Former good article nominee Fairfield University was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Residence Halls[edit]

Is "the Orient" in use as a term to describe the Kostka/Claver/Apartments? Would "Village" be preferable? It doesn't sound right to me, and a search of fairfied.edu shows no usage of the term "Orient." Musica2 04:14, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Fulbright Scholar Logo.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Phi Beta Kappa Logo.jpg[edit]

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Perlitz?[edit]

Text is being removed- it does seem to be at least a bit of a scandal. Loads of legit sources at http://news.google.com/news?q=Doug+Perlitz . Staecker (talk) 16:06, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Paul Ryan Rudd '70[edit]

Unfortunately, I never heard of Paul Ryan Rudd '70 until I read his obituary in the New York Times. He was a critically acclaimed Broadway, New York Shakespeare Theatre and TV actor, including a role as John F. Kennedy in the NBC TV movie "Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye!" Is he notable enough to merit an article? I believe so. Codehydro? Stagophile (talk) 02:20, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Oh, sorry for responding so late, I didn't see this pop up in my watchlist. Hmm, Paul Ryan Rudd is listed in Deaths in 2010 which is supposed to only contain notable deaths... I think he's worth including :) I've started a stub for him actually: Paul Ryan Rudd. Feel free to help me expand it. On another note, we seriously need some notable alumni in the gallery who are in the arts or something outside of business, law, and medicine... I mean, those are highly respectable fields, but Fairfield is supposed to be humanistic and embracing of all kinds of disciplines, not just the moneymakers. I'm also wondering if we should add Donatella Arpaia's image to the alumni gallery for arts and Bryan Harkin for sports. There's also Brian J. Flaherty's image. —CodeHydro 12:59, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Nice! BTW, whenever you create new CT articles please feel free to add them to the new articles section on Wikipedia:WikiProject Connecticut. Also, please tag the discussion page with {{WikiProject Connecticut|importance=??|class=??}} . This adds the article to the wikiproject (for more info see Wikipedia:WikiProject Connecticut/Assessment. Thanks, Markvs88 (talk) 13:32, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
By the way, Stag, how do you know he's class of 1970? I can't seem to confirm it. I'm going offline for a little while by the way, so see you later. —CodeHydro 13:48, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Codehydro, I agree, but, we need their photos. The alums you mentioned are not notable enough. The most obvious candidates, if we can obtain a photo, would be Donald Preziosi or the Alternate Routes. Also, I can't find the cite for Paul Ryan Rudd. I seem to recall seeing it on his New School faculty profile page. And thank you for the Star Markvs88!!!Stagophile (talk) 02:58, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Campus Photos[edit]

Codehydro, Markvs88, and others on or near campus, we need more photos from campus. Specifically, I think we need a photo of Bellarmine Hall, the Stag Statute, the liberal arts mural on Canisius Hall, and maybe one of the new buildings, possibly the Jesuit Center behind Bellarmine.Stagophile (talk) 03:03, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

I've looked through my collection of Fairfield photos and can't find anything for those particular buildings. I'll try to keep in mine to take a few shots the next time I'm in the area, though I do not foresee a visit any time soon. —CodeHydro 14:48, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
I finally got around to uploading a bunch of Fairfield U photos that you requested back in September. Sorry it too so long. I visited the campus twice, first in January and again in April. You can see the photos at my Commons gallery. —CodeHydro 15:23, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

revision[edit]

I have removed a substantial amount of puffery and wording that looked suspiciously like it was either copied from university website or written for the purpose by the PR department. I also removed a great deal of overemphasis in the use of full name, italics, and boldface. It is not necessary to mention the name of the university in every paragraph. I have not finished. In particular, I have not finished with the alumni list--see how other universities do it: the practice is to simply list them with one or two words to indicate their field--the articles on them will show what they are noted for. Additionally, nobody cares about the details of the living quarters except the students or prospective students-- Wikipedia is not a college guide--such material counts as promotionalism. DGG ( talk ) 09:27, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

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Acceptance Rate[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to add the acceptance rate to the box on the right. It is recorded at 71.5%.. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/fairfield-university-1385

Twillisjr (talk) 21:57, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks- You're inserting this into the infobox, which is generated by Template:Infobox university. This box only allows you to include things from the predefined fields that you see at the template page. For whatever reason acceptance rate isn't something that the community has decided to include in the infoboxes. I see you started a discussion at Template talk:Infobox university- that's exactly what I was going to suggest, but I'd guess people won't really go for this. Staecker (talk) 02:22, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Patrick Arbelo[edit]

Patrick Arbelo took hostages during classes. This was a notable news event. Of course it is a personal tragedy for Arbelo, but it's absolutely a notable episode to include in the Recent History section. The text removed here has absolutely no BLP issues. (Does it?) Staecker (talk) 17:06, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

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