Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article in The Collegian addresses Anne Hurley, the school’s only female athletic trainer in October of 1975, and her appearance on the sideline of Richmond’s first home football game. Hurley, also a sophomore at Westhampton, faced a lot of…

This article highlights the signing of Carlton Mack to the basketball team. Mack was the first black athlete to be signed by the University of Richmond and chose Richmond over other prestigious schools like Dartmouth, Davidson, Lafayette, and Western…

The article talks about Weldon Edwards, University of Richmond's first black football player to receive a grant-in-aid. Edwards had many schools to choose from, but ultimately chose Richmond because of how prestigious a school it was and how close it…

The article "Blacks Offer Much To Spider Athletics" describes the athletic accomplishments of the black student athletes. The article mentions Weldon Edwards, the first black football player, and Norman Williams and Jerome Napier, who were on the…

This article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 12, 1979 discusses how the law has changed to forbid "sex discrimination in educational institutions that get federal funds." It brings up that the Department of Health, Education, and…

This article from the Collegian addresses the controversy surrounding the University of Richmond’s water polo club’s sale of calendars featuring photos of a different Westhampton and School of Business Administration student each month. Steven…

This article is the last in a three-part series that was taken from a report by Editorial Projects for Education Inc., that addresses problems faced by colleges in dealing with increasing laws and regulations enforced by Congress. According to Wolk,…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…

This article considers the University of Richmond's attempts to comply with Title IX requirements through adding a women's soccer team to the University's athletic department. A school is considered compliant with Title IX if they have equal amounts…

This article describes the athletic eligibility problem at University of Richmond. The issue involves several athletes who do not have the required 1.6 GPA. The NCAA previously contacted Richmond about the average, which the athletic director said…
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