Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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President Edward Ayers spoke about the University of Richmond's past during his 2008 inaugural speech, and retold the history of both colleges focusing on "stories about Richmond's first presidents, its Baptist roots, the first female students, and…

This 2005 opinion piece written by Grant Garcia explains how he has been "disgusted and disappointed by the tasteless articles recently published regarding homosexuality and homosexual behavior [on campus]." Garcia takes issue with the Collegian…

This opinion piece, written in 1995, details the study abroad experience of Christie Getman, in Martinique, in the French West Indies. She describes how life changing the experience was for her, and how there were rarely any other white people, and…

This Collegian announcement shows details for the 1993 Lambda Coalition sponsored Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Awareness week, which is an attempt to educate students about what homosexuality is, due to the lack of awareness of LGBTQ individuals at the…

This 1993 Collegian article discusses the creation of Common Ground, an organization on campus for LGBTQ+ students to discuss what being gay is like at the University of Richmond. The Lambda Coalition, another support group for LGBTQ+ students not…

This 1992 Collegian opinion piece, written by resident assistant Heather Bond, describes her issue with the University's sexist language and actions. She asks that the University reconsider their attitudes and role in institutionalized sexism. She…

This opinion piece, written in 1992 by Megan Fitzmorris, warns her fellow college students of the dangers that unprotected sex during the AIDS crisis. She blames alcohol for causing students to make poor decisions in regards to their sexual health.…

Written by sophomore Gina Davis, this 1992 Collegian article was written in response to the Collegian not covering an on campus talk give by Susan Faludi, a renowned feminist and 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner. Despite the fact that the talk had the…

In this 1992 Collegian article, David Braverman, assistant dean of Richmond College, wishes to bring the discussion of men's issues such as rape, dealing with emotions, and figuring out manhood, to campus. Presented were ten proposals that included…

This brief 1992 Collegian article discuss a recent poll done in Newsweek magazine, that showed that 78 percent of Americans favored homosexuals recieving equal opportunity in employment. However despite this less than one third of of those surveyed…
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