Seven articles were promoted to featured status last week: Whitstable (nom), History of Arsenal F.C. (1886–1966) (nom), Supreme Commander (nom), Ælle of Sussex (nom), Toraja (nom), An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (nom), and USS New Jersey (BB-62) (nom).
The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: El Hatillo Municipality, Miranda, Hollaback Girl, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Meteorological history of Hurricane Katrina, Robert Garran, Norwich City Football Club, and History of Puerto Rico. The summary for Hollaback Girl that appeared on the Main Page noted that the song was "especially criticized for its repeated use of the word shit"; the profanity attracted minor attention.
The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Palace of Westminster, Mole cricket, Lilac chaser, Antanas Smetona, Lichtenstein Castle, Thomas Jefferson Building, and TRS connectors.
One picture was promoted to featured status last week: "shallow water equation model of water in a bathtub" (7 MB animated GIF, not included here due to its large size).
Ten users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Wimt (nom), DrKiernan (nom), Mecu (nom), Ck lostsword (nom), Magnus animum (nom), Chochopk (nom), Shyamal (nom), SirFozzie (nom), SchuminWeb (nom), and ElinorD (nom)