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Hello, Pismo01! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking Insert-signature.png if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Jojhutton (talk) 22:04, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
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FAR notice[edit]

I have nominated Duke University for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Dana boomer (talk) 21:54, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Review articles[edit]

Per WP:MEDRS articles are ideally based on reviews. Thanks. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:14, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

We need to use review articles rather than primary research. thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:09, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Adding references can be easy[edit]

Just follow the steps 1, 2 and 3 as shown and fill in the details

Hello! Here's how to add references from reliable sources for the content you add to Wikipedia. This helps maintain the Wikipedia policy of verifiability.

Adding well formatted references is actually quite easy:

  1. While editing any article or a wikipage, on the top of the edit window you will see a toolbar which says "Cite". Click on it.
  2. Then click on "Templates".
  3. Choose the most appropriate template and fill in as many details as you can. This will add a well formatted reference that is helpful in case the web URL (or "website link") becomes inactive in the future.
  4. Click on Preview when you're done filling out the 'Cite (web/news/book/journal)' to make sure that the reference is correct.
  5. Click on Insert to insert the reference into your editing window content.
  6. Click on Show preview to Preview all your editing changes.
  • Before clicking on Save page, check that a References header   ==References==   is near the end of the article.
  • And check that   {{Reflist}}    is directly underneath that header.
7.  Click on Save page. ...and you've just added a complete reference to a Wikipedia article.

You can read more about this on Help:Edit toolbar or see this video File:RefTools.ogv.
Hope this helps, --Shearonink (talk) 20:28, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Connection to Duke University?[edit]

Do you perhaps have a connection to Duke University? If so, please review our conflict of interest policies. Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 16:48, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Copyright warning - May 2017[edit]

Control copyright icon Hello Pismo01, and welcome to Wikipedia. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.

  • You can only copy/translate a small amount of a source, and you must mark what you take as a direct quotation with double quotation marks (") and cite the source using an inline citation. You can read about this at Wikipedia:Non-free content in the sections on "text". See also Help:Referencing for beginners, for how to cite sources here.
  • Aside from limited quotation, you must put all information in your own words and structure, in proper paraphrase. Following the source's words too closely can create copyright problems, so it is not permitted here; see Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing. (There is a college-level introduction to paraphrase, with examples, hosted by the Online Writing Lab of Purdue.) Even when using your own words, you are still, however, asked to cite your sources to verify information and to demonstrate that the content is not original research.
  • Our primary policy on using copyrighted content is Wikipedia:Copyrights. You may also want to review Wikipedia:Copy-paste.
  • If you own the copyright to the source you want to copy or are a designated agent, you may be able to license that text so that we can publish it here. However, there are steps that must be taken to verify that license before you do. See Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials.
  • In very rare cases (that is, for sources that are public domain or compatibly licensed), it may be possible to include greater portions of a source text. However, please seek help at the help desk before adding such content to the article. 99.9% of sources may not be added in this way, so it is necessary to seek confirmation first. If you do confirm that a source is public domain or compatibly licensed, you will still need to provide full attribution; see Wikipedia:Plagiarism for the steps you need to follow.
  • Also note that Wikipedia articles may not be copied or translated without attribution. If you want to copy or translate from another Wikipedia project or article, you can, but please follow the steps in Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia.

It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Calliopejen1 (talk) 19:15, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Managing a conflict of interest[edit]

Information icon Hello, Pismo01. We welcome your contributions, but if you have an external relationship with the people, places, or things you have written about in the article Duke University, you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic, and it is important when editing Wikipedia articles that such connections be completely transparent. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. In particular, we ask that you please:

  • avoid editing or creating articles related to you and your family, friends, school, company, club, or organization, as well as any competing companies' projects or products;
  • instead, you are encouraged to propose changes on the Talk pages of affected article(s) (see the {{request edit}} template);
  • when discussing affected articles, disclose your COI (see WP:DISCLOSE);
  • avoid linking to the Wikipedia article or to the website of your organization in other articles (see WP:SPAM);
  • exercise great caution so that you do not violate Wikipedia's content policies.

In addition, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution which forms all or part of work for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation (see WP:PAID).

Please take a few moments to read and review Wikipedia's policies regarding conflicts of interest, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, sourcing and autobiographies. Thank you. ScrpIronIV 15:46, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

proposed changes[edit]

Here is the requested attribution for the first graf under Athletics: I am an editor at Duke University.

Proposals for changes to the Duke University article should be added to Talk:Duke University. Also, be sure to sign messages with ~~~~. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 16:47, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

proposed updates-Campus News[edit]

Fifth graf about construction needs updating. The Rubenstein Library reopened in 2015. Proposed rewrite:

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library reopened in August 2015 after about $60 million in renovations to the sections of the building built in 1928 and 1948. The renovations include more space, technology upgrades and new exhibits.

Source: Duke Chronicle, the independent student newspaper: [1]

(I am an editor at Duke) Pismo01 (talk) 20:28, 15 June 2017 (UTC)Pismo01

add Duke workforce info[edit]

This might work well at the end of the openings section:

Duke is the second-largest private employer in the state with more than 37,000 employed and is consistently ranked among the top places to work by multiple publications, including Forbes and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

ref: Here’s an external reference for largest private employers: [2]

Here’s the Forbes link: [3]

Here’s the Chronicle of Higher Ed link: [4]

--Pismo01 (talk) 19:24, 6 July 2017 (UTC)Pismo01

Men's basketball update[edit]

for the bottom of men's basketball section:

More than 20 Duke players have been selected in the NBA Draft Lottery. In 1999, Duke became the first program in the history of the NBA Draft to have four players from the same school selected in the first round. Overall, 32 Duke players have been selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in the Coach K era.


--Pismo01 (talk) 20:03, 6 July 2017 (UTC)pismo01