Talk:University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
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School of Communications now School of Media
Yo people idk how to do all the changing and stuff and don't want to mess anything up but someone has to change it soon. the u of i website has school of media now.
I don't think posting the photos of non-notable buildings in the UIUC encyclopedia article is proper. Why not post photos of Lincoln Hall and the Psych building, and... You get the idea. Main quad and engineering quad are notable. --G3pro 14:23, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)
What's wrong with keeping (Max Levchin, B.S. 1997, co-founder of PayPal) in Notable Alumni section? I have seen his name on a wall in Siebel Center. He also gave talks in CS dept some years ago. I do think he can be added to the notable alumni list. --Ragib 22:59, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Poll on University Naming Conventions
A new survey has been created to assess consensus with respect to university naming conventions, specifically regarding the usage of terms like "University of Texas" vs. "University of Texas at Austin". The poll addresses this issue both in the specific case of the "University of Maryland" and proposes an amendment to Wikipedia:Naming conventions which could impact a large number of additional pages, including this one. Dragons flight 17:39, Mar 27, 2005 (UTC)
Transportation Section Off-Topic
The section on Transportation was becoming a mini-article on the MTD, which already has a page: Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. Awards for the MTD mentioned on this page should be referenced in the main MTD article and actually be for campus. Thesquire 22:40, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Controversies; presidents; expansion history
+I know we don't want article inflation, but I am surprised that I couldn't find any mention of some controversial things:
Prof. Koch's letter to the Daily Illini and his subsequent ouster (http://www.salon.com/2014/09/23/roger_ebert_was_right_free_speech_twitter_and_the_holocaust_denier_protected_by_the_university_of_illinois/)
Pres. Hogan and his later firing (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-03-23/news/ct-met-u-of-i-president-20120323_1_admissions-scandal-chairman-christopher-kennedy-urbana-champaign-and-springfield-campuses)
the slush-fund scandal (http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=DIL19690308.2.31, https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1665&dat=19670508&id=mG4dAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cSQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5067,2828730&hl=en)
the firing of Coach Beckman (http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/07/us/illinois-athletics-allegations/, http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/28/us/university-illinois-coach-fired/) and related actions.
+ While Wikipedia does have a list of the U of I's presidents (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Illinois_Presidents), I didn't see a link to it on this page.
+ More coverage of the expansion of the university would be nice (http://archives.library.illinois.edu/features/history.php, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krannert_Art_Museum ). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:13, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
- I haven't been following this article too closely lately, but I do remember a month or two ago that an editor went through and excised a lot of information about controversies from the article. I am surprised that at least Koch or Hogan aren't in the article in its current state. Breadblade (talk) 17:11, 22 November 2015 (UTC)