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- 7 Waterfall Glenn's Sawmill Creek
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Requested move discussion at Talk:Gateway Geyser
Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:Gateway Geyser#Requested move 8 April 2017, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, Yashovardhan (talk) 13:45, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Project 500 at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I'm Joel Steinfeldt, and I work as an editor and policy analyst for Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I'd like to humbly suggest that the following information be considered for inclusion on the Project 500 stub page. I'd also like to suggest that external links to information about Project 500 be included, University Archives and Project 500: Black Power at Illinois. I'm posting this suggestion on this talk page rather than directly editing the Project 500 stub [avoid conflict-of-interest editing]. The following information reflects my attempts to follow Wikipedia guidelines for verifiable sources and all proper procedures under the Wikipedia guidelines, which tell you to immediately inform the Wikipedian community that while you've been online via fiber optics since 1994 (thank you, U.S. taxpayers, for the grant) you are a []. While I've spent half the day reading Wikipedia entries about policies and practices for ethical use of Wikipedia, I'm very happy to be corrected if there is something I have missed. Please share your knowledge and experience with me.
“Project 500”, the Special Educational Opportunities Program (SEOP)
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, students, faculty and staff worked for “Project 500” to recruit more African-American undergraduates (Eisenman 1968, 13); scholars trace “the origins of race-based admissions in higher education to ... a time of political upheaval” (Lipson 2011, 133).
With the passing of the Affirmative Action legislation and the assassination of King, students demanded more effective recruitment efforts and better support to African American students. Project 500 was borne of these efforts, with the initial purpose of increasing enrollment of black students by matriculating a cohort of 500 in the fall of 1968 (Zerai 2016).
According to Joy Ann Williamson (2003: 64), "By early 1968, the university was in the process of implementing a program to allow approximately two hundred Black high school seniors to enroll for the 1968-69 academic year, more than doubling the average number of Black freshmen in recent classes”.
"In its statements to the public in 1968, the university focused on rectifying current discrimination and the worth of a diverse student body for the entire campus. Further, the university carefully explained that SEOP (the official name of Project 500) was predicated on economic disadvantage rather than race and that African Americans would dominate the program only because their economic situation was worse than any other group’s. However, public perception was the SEOP was for Black students only – a misperception that would plague the program from its outset" (2003: 66).
“At the end of registration, approximately 1,300 students had applied to participate in SEOP. Predicting that only two-thirds of high school seniors to whom it extended offers would actually register, the university approved 768 students for admission. However, the university misjudged. Almost three-quarters of those admitted, 565 students, registered. SEOP students constituted approximately 10 percent of the incoming freshman class – a goal the university had not planned to reach until four years later” (2003: 68).
“True to the university’s definition of disadvantaged, not all SEOP students were Black. A small number of white and Puerto Rican students enrolled through the program and constituted approximately 5 percent of SEOP” (2003: 68-69).
According to official University of Illinois records, the Division of Management Information provides the following frozen Fall 1968 student data yields the following: • 1968, “New freshmen” only: 446 African American, 36 Latina/Latino (482 total) • 1968, “New freshmen” and “new transfers”: 557 African American, 64 Latino (621 total). • 1968, Freshmen only (not necessarily new): 508 African American, 48 Latino (556 total).
“When results of Project 500 fell short of expectations, 252 students were arrested during protests in the fall of 1968. Clarence Shelley is well known for his support of African American students and his work with Project 500. He served as the director of the Special Educational Opportunities Program and through the years was appointed to several administrative posts, including special assistant to the chancellor.” (Zerai 2016)
“The increase in African American undergraduates from 1% in 1967 to 4% by 1970 resulted from the Project 500 initiative and the pressure applied by protesting students to garner more resources for the program. African Americans comprised 3% to 4% of the U of I student population in the 1970s and 1980s, with an increase to a stable 6% from 1990 until 2008. The current proportion of African American students at the University of Illinois is still only” (Zerai 2016) 6%--counting students who identify as multiracial or Latina/Latino and African American or Black, or 5%--when not counting students who identify as multiracial. See table below for details.
Please see the work of Joy Anne Williamson (1998 and 2003) for more details.
Lipson, Daniel N. 2011. “The Resilience of Affirmative Action in the 1980s: Innovation, Isomorphism, and Institutionalization." Lipson, Daniel N. 2011. “Jsteinfeldt (talk) 01:05, 4 May 2017 (UTC)737?journalCode=prqb The Resilience of Affirmative Action in the 1980s: Innovation, Isomorphism, and Institutionalization in University Admissions.” Political Research Quarterly 64(1): 132–44. Williamson, Joy. 1998. Affirmative Action at the University of Illinois: The Special Educational Opportunities Program. Midwest History of Education Journal 25(1): 49-54. Williamson, Joy. 2003. Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-75. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Zerai, Assata. 2016. Intersectionality in Intentional Communities: The Struggle for Inclusive Multicultural U.S. Protestant Congregations. �
Total, African American, and Female Students at the University of Illinois, 1967–2016
1967, 30,407 total students, 372 African-Americans, 1 percent, 10,234 female students, 34 percent 1970, 34,018 total students, 1,251 African-Americans, 4 percent, 11,978 female students, 35 percent 1975, 35,004 total students, 1,254 African-Americans, 4 percent, 13,609 female students, 39 percent 1980, 34,686 total students, 1,219 African Americans, 4 percent, 14,253 female students, 41 percent 1990. 35,669 total students, 2,101 African-Americans, 6 percent, 15,071 female students, 42 percent 2000, 36,936 total students, 2,324 African-Americans, 6 percent, 17,279 female students, 47 percent 2005, 40,510 total students, 2,398 African-Americans, 6 percent, 18,894 female students, 47 percent 2010, 41,949 total students, 2,363 African-Americans, 6 percent, 19,169 female students, 46 percent 2016, 44880 total students, 2,786 African-Americans, 6 percent, 20,452 female students, 46 percent
Sources: DMI, Old enrollment figures for Urbana Fall Term (2000); DMI, Student Enrollment by Curriculum, Race, Sex, Residency (2014); http://archives.library.illinois.edu/slc/oral-history-portal/project-500. Reproduction and addition to Zerai (2016). Note multiracial category is added in 2010. In 2010-2016, numbers of individuals who identify as African-American or African-American and another race or ethnicity are listed in table 7.1. Numbers who identify only as African American in these years are 2,186 (2010), 2,156 (2011), 2,160 (2012), 2,172 (2013), 2,126 (2014), 2,167 (2015), 2,317 (2016). . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jsteinfeldt (talk • contribs) 20:05, 3 May 2017 (UTC) Jsteinfeldt (talk) 01:05, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
How to describe the Emmett Till case in the lead sentence of the Emmett Till article
Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Emmett Till#RfC: Should we include the "accused of showing an interest in a white woman" aspect in the lead or specifically the lead sentence?. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 02:58, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Popular pages report
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Waterfall Glenn's Sawmill Creek
Does anyone know what feeds this creek? Is it spring fed? Anyone?
Sculptures in Illinois
I created Wikipedia:WikiProject Illinois/Sculpture, which currently displays a list of outdoor sculptures surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program, sorted by city. Not all surveyed works are notable and worthy of standalone Wikipedia articles, but I'd like this to serve as a checklist to help identify potential articles, and I invite project members to view and improve the page. Feel free to add links, sources, comments, or expand the list with other sculptures (non-SOS survey entries). There are many more to add. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:46, 25 June 2017 (UTC)