Talk:United States Military Academy

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West Point Museum section of the article[edit]

I have a couple fo questions before I attempt edits. As an employee of the West Point Museum I'm glad to see the Museum mentioned in the post. I do question why the Museum doesn't rate it's own article like most major museums do. Secondly, why is there a link to the National Museum of the US Army in the West Point Article?

The Museum's section of th entry is fine, however, I think it could be expanded on based on its extensive history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.240.241.240 (talk) 19:43, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

freshman/plebe, sophomore / yearling nomenclature[edit]

Good Morning I have noticed the use of the term "Freshman" and "Sophomore" Should this be changed to "Plebe" and "Yearling"? Unless I receive objections over the next week, I will make that change ed Ecragg (talk) 16:33, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I suggest that if you make the change, please explain what a plebe, yearling, cow, and firstie are. Not everyone reading the article would understand what you were talking about. If you use jargon, please explain what it means. Personally, I have now objection to your proposed changes as the names of each of the classes is a West Point tradition. Cuprum17 (talk) 17:28, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
I definitely plan to explain the terms, and there is even a wikilink to plebe ed Ecragg (talk) 19:43, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Tadeusz Kościuszko[edit]

Is there someone here who's been to West Point and can help us with the English pronunciation of Tadeusz Kościuszko? I found a video of Kościuszko being honored at West Point in 2012, but the American saying his name seems to be making a bad attempt at the Polish; he's obviously uncomfortable with it. Since Kościuszko is covered in the classroom, I'd expect there to be some way to get around that. (First name too.) — kwami (talk) 18:11, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Appointments from Puerto Rico[edit]

I added Puerto Rico to the places of congressional appointments, considering that the Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner as a Member of Congress has all Delegate powers as those from DC, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and American Samoa. Not sure of the conventions on this page, I wanted to offer a footnote and bring it up here on talk. Thanks in advance. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 15:01, 16 February 2015 (UTC)