Talk:New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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Tandon Name Change[edit]

While the name change has been announced, it hasn't happened *yet*. The name change isn't sourced, but can be cited to this press release

I would think it would be best to leave the name mostly as it was, at least until there's more details about the planned name change. I have the feeling that this could cause an edit war though, so I'm posting here first UniversityofPi (talk) 18:55, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

The official school website now reflects the updated name, Tandon School of Engineering: http://engineering.nyu.edu/. 0:46, 6 October 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jgunaratne (talkcontribs)

Sort of, yes. Almost all the signs still say NYU Poly SoE though (there's a couple, like the plaque about the Polymer Research Institute in the Jacobs Academics Building that still say Polytechnic University, and a few minor signs that still say Polytechnic Institute of NYU) but no sign on campus says Tandon yet. In addition there's been more talk about it, because there's been a huge uproar over the complete removal of the name Poly. I'm pretty sure, changing your name on your website doesn't legally constitute a name change. I'm not clear on the details after the 2014 merger, but I was of the understanding the school of engineering was some sort of legal entity (like a subsidiary of NYU kind of thing). The press release says the school is *going* to be renamed, and the name change will occur on Monday according to WSJ.UniversityofPi (talk) 23:09, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 October 2015[edit]

Please change the heading of this page from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering to New York University Tandon School of Engineering as the school has been renamed after a $100 million donation from the Tandon family (http://www.wsj.com/articles/nyu-polytechnic-gets-100-million-donation-1444017601). Connormaxlin (talk) 04:17, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: There is nothing any regular editor can do as the page has been move protected so only admins can rename it. I have left a message on the protecting admin's talk page. In the meantime, the name will have to stay the way it is. --Stabila711 (talk) 04:52, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Fully protected edit request[edit]

So I think this is the template that is needed. The request is to move the page to the above name, per reliable sources. See also http://engineering.nyu.edu/Jonesey95 (talk) 05:25, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done This template doesn't actually work, as the protection level is auto-detected as semi-protection. (I only found out about the request from a message on my talk page.) It's a bit strange in this case, but you could create the target page with {{db-move}}. Or you could always use {{admin help}} or leave a note on WP:AN. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:48, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Polytechnic[edit]

It appears to me that the name of the school is indeed "NYU Tandon School of Engineering" (see http://engineering.nyu.edu/about). The quick facts sheet also refers to it as this (http://engineering.nyu.edu/files/Quick_Facts_December%202015.pdf). Since the name change on October 5, 2015, ([http://engineering.nyu.edu/press-release/2015/10/05/100-million-gift-nyu-school-engineering-chandrika-ranjan-tandon press release here) all press releases refer to it without "poly".

It is unclear to me why the logo has the phrase "polytechnic institute" below it, but that could be a motto or slogan (compare to uakron.edu's logo). The mission statements are a bit out of date and do not reflect the name change from what I can tell. However, I think given the about page and the quick facts, it's a good bet that they do not refer to themselves as "polytechnic institute" anymore (per WP:SPS and WP:ABOUTSELF). EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 00:32, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

:@EvergreenFir: The only reason I was pushing it was because two days ago the school released a press release referring to themselves as NYU Tandon School of Engineering – Polytechnic Institute [1]. Thanks,--FRDHU (talk) 00:58, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

That is unusual... but I think the about page would be a better source for the official name for the school (especially because that came from the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association and not the school itself). Perhaps their PR person should be contacted. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 01:02, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Kathleen Hamilton[1], a Director of PR at the school confirmed the official name as NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association has been vocal about not liking the name change, but the Wikipedia page should reflect the school's official name rather than what people may want it to be. Jgunaratne (talk) 04:15, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

References

Semi-protected edit request on 4 April 2016[edit]

NYU Tandon Online has recently changed the number of master degrees and certificates of completion on offer. Please update accordingly: Instead of "NYU Tandon Online is the online learning unit at NYU Tandon School of Engineering which offers 8 master’s degrees, 2 graduate certificates, and 6 certificates of completion programs fully online," please update to "6 master's degrees, 2 graduate certificates and 5 certificates of completion..." Lm171 (talk) 15:19, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 06:14, 5 April 2016 (UTC)