Talk:University of Delaware

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Alcohol Abuse[edit]

People keep deleting the alcohol abuse section, even though it has links to references verifying the material there. If you have a problem with the section, please discuss it here. Continuing to delete this section constitutes vandalism, your edits will continue to be reversed if you do not justify them. Cazort 15:29, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

One of the reasons people keep deleting the alcohol abuse section is because it's irrelevant and not unique. The section must prove that UD is unique in it's alleged over consumption of alcohol. The reality is that most schools have alcohol-prevention and education programs. If you can find an explicit press release from the University of Delaware citing dramatic out-of-norm over consumption of alcohol, than the section should stay. In the interim, I propose it should be deleted and replaced by a section discussing UD's Center for Alcohol Studies. -- (talk) 00:28, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
Unable to find the research sited (Harvard Study). It was sited as being from 1993. A 14 yo study on binge drinking is probably not still accurate. The section should be reworked and maybe title 'Campus Safety'. I removed the section (put it as a comment) while it is reworked. Gtstricky (talk) 15:46, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
The section is not about campus safety. It is about alcohol abuse. They are not the same thing; this argument sounds like a weak attempt to create a euphemism. I will investigate the broken links though and delete anything that cannot be sourced accurately...thanks for finding them. I rephrased the sentence on the study...I was not able to find the study either, but it seems highly unlikely that a school-hosted website would fabricate something like that so I think that the website as a source should stay. Cazort (talk) 21:35, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Um... how does a 16 year old harvard university study reflect today's student population? I think that's EXTREMELY outdated. --Pruiz (talk) 05:04, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

16 year old study.. not relevant anymore. find another study, or delete the section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:46, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

the study is way way out of date, this section should be modified or delelted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:41, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

This section should be deleted. The study is crazy old and the stats listed would not be surprising at any public university. Practically all American universities have programs to discourage dangerous drinking. Alcohol abuse is not usually given its own section on these sorts of pages, and including it here makes it seem like this is a problem unique to UD when it absolutely is not. (talk) 02:19, 4 January 2016 (UTC)


Do we really need to list them all? - Schrandit (talk) 16:13, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I kind of agree with above - Paul -- (talk) 16:54, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I think so. They're part of the university, just like the different colleges, programs, etc. Jrssr5 18:58, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Do other universities list their fraternities and sororities? --Pruiz (talk) 05:05, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

"just like the different college, programs, etc." Seriously? (talk) 02:22, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Size is classified as large, not medium[edit]

The current introduction says that this institution is "medium-sized" but the university is actually classified as a "large" institution. I happen to work at this university so I don't want to edit this article; can someone else please make this correction? Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 11:36, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Description of Residence Life Controversy Unsupported by Cited Source[edit]

The current version of the paragraph describing the 2007 residence life education controversy is rife with inaccuracies that are not supported by the cited reference. Much of the material in the current section, including the very title ("orientation"), is not even mentioned in the cited source. In fact, it appears that the section was written by one or more people who were trying to write it in the worst possible light. Can someone - not me because I happen to work at UD - please edit this section so it's accurate and neutral?

I also recommend placing the two controversies into the history section. These incidents are, of course, part of the university's history and should be presented alongside the rest of the institution's history with appropriate context. ElKevbo (talk) 22:18, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Biden Institute[edit]

This seems like it is going to be a major new priority of the new university president. I created a new section as a placeholder until we can get some further details (e.g., dedicated annual funding, integration with the School of Public Policy and Administration, research aims, etc.). Media reports may help to fill out the section a bit more. ~delbh 23:46, 29 May 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pruiz (talkcontribs)