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Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Expansion[edit]

Hello! Would anyone be willing to help me expand the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy? I figured there might be some folks interested in this page. I'm pretty new here and could use some help. Since it's an underdeveloped page I was thinking we could add some more content sections. Since I work at Batten as an intern, there might be some COI issues which is also why I'm asking for help, I'm wholeheartedly interested in writing an unbiased piece and could use some cooperation to ensure that happens.

Here's some articles I pulled together from fairly reliable sources on possible tidbits of info, etc.


Quote for Batten’s vision for the school


Faculty (etc.) with Wikipedia pages



Virginia Policy Review

I also have easy access to the University of Virginia's library system if including any information book or special resources here is applicable.--Wannesa (talk) 18:41, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Categories nominated for deletion[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bob247 (talkcontribs) 21:03, 9 October 2012‎ (UTC)

University of Canterbury[edit]

I wonder if I could ask colleagues' help? The page for University of Canterbury (my workplace) has been hijacked for a number of years by some staff who were badly bruised by a restructuring. The university's own communications people have responded by putting up their PR-speak material - though some of that material has gone again. The page is currently locked because of a blocked user's attempts to add to the chaos. I have conflicts of interest as was involved in the restructuring so I wonder if the universities project would be willing to take on the page as a task? As the talk page illustrates, the page has non-neutral info, recentism, poor citation and other related problems. One suggest I have is cutting the section 'Personnel...' and making a new page on the restructuring and dispute so that at least the main page is cleaner. Thanks! (talk) 22:00, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Mattress Performance[edit]

There is a discussion at the BLP noticeboard which may be relevant to this wikiproject. --Sammy1339 (talk) 00:52, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

TfD: SEC law schools navbox nominated for deletion[edit]

WikiProject University members, here is a navbox within the scope of our project that I have nominated for deletion: Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 June 12#Template:Southeastern Conference Law Schools. Given project members' past interest in related navbox subjects, I thought you would want to know, and we invite your participation in the TfD discussion. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:53, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC - Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)[edit]

There's currently an open RfC on a topic that may be of interest to readers of this wikiproject.--BoboMeowCat (talk) 03:34, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

University of Gibraltar[edit]

Hi there. This is a new university that will open later this year. The article is currently a stub but there's a lot of information that could already be used to expand it such as its faculties, institutes and courses available. I've noticed there have recently been some unwitting conflict of interest issues with certain editors who seem to have a connection with said university and have now been blocked. I've not got any connection with the uni myself but being from Gibraltar, I'd rather not edit the article until the dust has settled. So my question is, is there anybody here willing to expand this article a little and give it some body? Many thanks, --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 15:08, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I would leave it as it is until it opens. The press interest at that time will give us lots of sources. --Bduke (Discussion) 23:27, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Anyone should feel free to expand the article with whatever reliable sources are out there. Living in Gibraltar is certainly not a conflict of interest that should stop anyone from editing the article. Toohool (talk) 07:36, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Country-specific Task Forces?[edit]

How do you guys feel about accommodating task forces for individual countries at WikiProject Universities? From what I'm reading at WP:TASKFORCE, technically it'd only require creating a project sub-page (populated using {{Task force}}) and adding "|tf 2=" in the {{WikiProject_Universities}} banner source code. Thanks for your thoughts. Fgnievinski (talk) 05:52, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Category:Burials at Wren Chapel (College of William & Mary)[edit]

Category:Burials at Wren Chapel (College of William & Mary), which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Jrcla2 (talk) 04:10, 6 July 2015 (UTC)