Talk:University of Michigan

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University of Michigan is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on January 11, 2006.
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September 17, 2005Peer reviewReviewed
November 18, 2005Featured article candidatePromoted
January 20, 2006Featured article reviewKept
Current status: Featured article
Stock post message.svg To-do list for University of Michigan: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2018-03-07

Maintenance items

  • Avoid excessive boosterism - try to maintain neutrality as much as possible
  • Update statistical information (at least annually)
    • Endowment
    • Student body profile
    • Research
    • Athletics
  • Speak more about native land/relationships with Native people

To add

  • Articles needed for:
    • School of Nursing
    • The School of Social Work
    • The School of Art and Design
    • Institute for Social Research (source of often cited Consumer Panel Survey)
    • Overseas Collaborations:
      • India: Business School
      • China: Engineering School
  • Conversations on the treaty that permitted University to exist

Among the early students in the School of Medicine was Jose Celso Barbosa, who in 1880 graduated as valedictorian and the first Puerto Rican to get a university degree in the United States.Edit

Mr. Jose Celso Barbosa was not the first Puertorican to get a university degree in the United States. He was the second one. The first one was Estevan Antonio Fuertes who erned a Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York in 1857.

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"Public Ivy" and other recent editsEdit

"Public Ivy" is a term taken from a 30+ year old book, subjective in nature, and of questionable relevance in the lead of articles about universities. See Talk:Public_Ivy/Archive_1#Remove_Public_Ivy_from_college_and_university_article_leads? for more. (That discussion resulted in the removal of the term from the leads, which I'm trying to maintain here.) If it's important to restore it for this school, let's revive the discussion there and decide it for all schools.

Separately, Michigan is of course a great school but it's not necessary to remind the reader of it repeatedly, particularly in the lead, so I've tempered some of the language there too. The facts largely speak for themselves and IMHO do not need additional characterization in the article text. Comments welcome! JohnInDC (talk) 13:38, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Correcting the logo/sealEdit

I've noticed for a couple of years that the logo is incorrect, and was hoping someone could help fix it. The correct logo is seen here:, and is on other wikipedia pages such as

The current version was a transparent image vector from a PDF that was improperly modified to add color. All official websites and documents, such as diplomas, use the version that is posted on the regents website. How can we fix this?

WolvFan19 (talk) 03:58, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

University of Michigan selected to host Presidential Debate in 2020Edit

U-M has been selected to host a Presidential Debate in 2020. I think this is a pretty big deal and that it should be added to the article somewhere, but I'm not sure where it belongs.

The event will cost at least $2.5 million. Some useful sources:

Bobbychan193 (talk) 04:22, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

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