Talk:University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Dick Cavett[edit]

I noticed that Mr. Cavett does the Nebraska promotional commercials during the UN games. What connection does he have to the school? Has he contributed to the perfroming arts department with either money or time? WikiDon 18:32, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Cavett's family lived throughout Nebraska -- Gibbon, Grand Island, Lincoln, at least -- he attended Yale. 02:17, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Logo vs. seal[edit]

The UNL logo is associated with this campus only; the seal is used for the entire University of Nebraska system. Therefore, the seal should only be used on that page. – Swid (talk | edits) 14:50, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

The "System Seal" actually evolved from the UNL seal, so it's inclusion with the UNL logo is relevent. BCV 01:10, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

notable people[edit]

I think we should expand the notable people to be like other universities. Many people are missing, such as the people in this category: not to mention the slew of athletes that came from NU. Other universities have separate pages and have everyone categorized. Some good examples: List of University of Minnesota people List of University of Michigan alumni —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rickyricky (talkcontribs) 00:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC).

LEED Certification[edit]

The entry says that they have adopted LEED certification for new buildings. What certification are they aiming for?

Fair use rationale for Image:Unlofficialseal.gif[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 02:33, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

College Rankings[edit]

I think UNL's ranking should be added to the page, as it is with other universities. UNL is a Tier 1 school based on the US News rankings. That's a pretty big deal and it should be noted.Aegis18 (talk) 02:22, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Such an addition is consistent with FA university pages so is appropriate here. So long as the information is cited and not given to WP:PRESTIGE, it should be fine.. →Wordbuilder (talk) 03:00, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Done. Wrad (talk) 18:32, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Whether the "flagship" status of a university can be presented as objective fact[edit]

There is currently an RfC on this question at Talk:University of Maine#Flagship RFC. Coppertwig (talk) 12:54, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

infobox logo removal/inclusion[edit]

A discussion regarding logo removal/inclusion that occurred during a recent edit to this article is ongoing at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities#Logo as identifying marks in infoboxes. CrazyPaco (talk) 20:44, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

First Doctorate False?[edit]

I'm puzzled why this was removed. It was clearly cited, and the link provided as counter-evidence by the person who took it out led to a dead end. The citation in the article said UNL was the first university west of the Mississippi to offer doctorate degrees. [1] I have yet to see how this isn't true and I think we need to sort this out. See also: [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Wrad (talk) 03:08, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

The unbroken link is here: [7], which shows that the first doctorates awarded in the west were to Edmund Engler in 1892 and Anna Isabel Mulford in 1895 at Washington University in St. Louis. This can be confirmed with a quick Google search. Hexagon70 (talk) 13:51, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
So it seems like the problem here is specificity of claims. Most of the links above don't say NU was the first school west of the ms to give out a doctorate, they say it was the first school to formally organize a graduate school. Is there anything out there that disputes that? Wrad (talk) 16:08, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Since Washington University at the time appeared to have both graduate and undergraduate students under one college, it's possible that UNL was the first university to organize a school solely for students earning a doctorate. It's not accurate to say it organized the first graduate school, however, since Washington and perhaps others had had professional graduate programs for decades at that point. Hexagon70 (talk) 17:09, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Do you have sources to back this up? The source you provided directly contradicts what you are saying. It says "The School of Graduate Studies was established in 1922" at Washington U at St. Louis. Again, we're not talking about graduate programs, we are talking about a formal graduate school. That is a very important distinction here. It is accurate to say that UNL was the first school west of the Mississippi to organize such a school. Perhaps what we need to do is say "UNL was the first school west of the Mississippi to formally organize a graduate school" and then include a footnote that clarifies that it was not the first school to issue graduate degrees, just the first to formally organize a school for graduates. I believe all the sources we have above, including yours, would support this statement. Wrad (talk) 17:41, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
My mistake. I was referring to post-graduate professional schools, e.g. Washington's law and medical schools, without realizing there was a distinction made between professional and graduate school in North America.
The reason I'm hesitant to include this fact is because, given that there were already doctorates awarded elsewhere, the act of shuffling doctorate students to a separate college is itself not very noteworthy. If you still want to add it, though, by all means do. Hexagon70 (talk) 18:21, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
OK, I understand. I do think that this is noteworthy enough to be in the article history section, but probably not in the lead. Having a formal graduate school is a sign that the university has matured and developed a significant body of graduate students, so in that sense it is important, but again, not so much as being the first to award a degree. Wrad (talk) 18:50, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject United States[edit]

Re-rated from Top importance to Low importance. Lagrange613 (talk) 00:05, 1 October 2011 (UTC)