User talk:Ehritzaa

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RE: Regarding Miami University Greek Life[edit]

Mr. Crawford. Please do not revert my changes to Miami University's page. The information there is accurate (I teach there). As far as "neutral pov," the information currently there is all praise. How is that Neutral? Unless you can prove my addition to be inaccurate, leave it alone. I'll re-add it every time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ehritzaa (talkcontribs) 00:46, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

You must have me confused with another editor; I have no idea what you're talking about. I made no such reversion to the Miami University artlcle. Please see the edit history of the article for the proof.  BC  talk to me 04:26, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
I was the one who reverted your edits, Ehritzaa, not Brian. The reason I removed your edits:
  • Per WP:OPED, your edits give a slant against the actions of the sororities. For example, one of your sentences reads, "More disturbing, and controversial is the shameful behavior of Alpha Xi Delta...". The words disturbing, controversial, and shameful all put a spin on events and give an opinion. Wikipedia, per WP:NPOV, should strive to give an as neutral telling of facts as possible, and it should strive to be a neutral encyclopedic source that doesn't need to spin things. You don't need to tell people that the behavior was shameful– the facts should already lead you to that. I think we can all agree that almost urinating on historical artifacts is shameful, so we should let the readers draw that for themselves.
  • Wikipedia articles should not slant towards recent events (the essay found at WP:RECENTISM gives a good summation of this). Though their behavior was disgusting, the edits do not deserve their own section when we're talking about the history of a two hundred year institution. Instead, there should be a section that talks about the overall behavioral problems the Greek community has faced, not just incidents from the past couple years, and the section should give notes on how the administration has reacted to these problems. It's important that we should the issue from all sides and make sure that it's completely covered in all directions.
I'll see what I can whip up tonight when I get the chance to present it better and give a more well-rounded description of the problems faced in the Miami Greek community and how Miami has reacted to them. I'll also try to incorporate Green Beer Day into the article somewhere, it really should be added. And yes, I read those letters– they were pretty disgusting. Just remember– Miami's two hundred years old, and this is just a small blip in its history. I'm really not sure that something like this should be included unless it fundamentally changes the Greek community in Oxford. Nomader (Talk) 20:38, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Ehritzaa; for a supposed teacher at Miami, you apparently aren't very good at responding to my concerns (written above nearly a year ago), as you simply unilaterally re-added what you wrote at the beginning of the year last year. I've edited the information that you presented, and presented it with verifiable sources. That said, this section is now clearly slanted towards three sanctions in an over two hundred year history of a greek system. There needs to be more information about the work they do with philanthropies and the rush process. As a teacher there, would you know where I could access that sort of information about the greek community? Nomader (talk) 17:29, 20 August 2011 (UTC)