Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This article defines the "literary quality" mentioned in student handbooks given to freshman (called "Rats" by the author). Gibson claims that literary realism is sometimes "vulgar" and "obscene" just to be shocking, which makes it "pornographic…

This document is a letter from "JEN" (likely initials) sent to GMM (President George M. Modlin) on May 27, 1968. The identities of GMM and Jen were not stated, but the letter was found in President Modlin's collection and "GMM" are his initials.…

This 1991 article focuses on an announcement made by R. Dean Decker, a biology professor, in which he states that any students who walked out of his class, or were absent during the time of his class would automatically fail the course. This…

This Collegian article explains the censorship process for t-shirts sporting sexually-charged innuendos and uses the University of Richmond’s crew team and equestrian team’s notorious use of sexual slogans as examples. For example, the crew team…

This letter was sent from George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, to Peter R. Neal, an alumnus of the university, on June 22, 1968. Modlin wrote to Neal in response to the latter’s May 22, 1968 letter regarding a survey on…

This letter was sent from Peter R. Neal, a member of the University of Richmond’s Class of 1959, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on May 22, 1968; Neal mistakenly addressed the letter to "Dr. Charles…

This document is a letter from Peter R. Neal, an alumnus of the University of Richmond, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, on June 24, 1968. Neal wrote in response to Modlin’s letter regarding a survey on students’…

This 1991 Collegian article focuses on a legal battle that was between Harry Snead, a T.C. Williams School of Law professor and the University of Richmond. Snead was suspended from classroom teaching in November 1988 due to his "sexist and racial…

In this article, the author discusses how the fall 1991 issue of the University’s literary magazine, The Messenger, prompted University officials to consider withdrawing the magazine from the admissions office due to the use of profanity.…
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