Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a newspaper article covering the newly established hearing board intended to mitigate sexual assault cases. It discusses the composition of the board, as well as discussions on whether or not to include students. Kristin Heller, Westhampton…

Westhampton and Richmond College students were questioned on their opinions surrounding the topic of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Opinions such as, "I'd hate to fix my own flat tires!" were expressed by Westhamptons students. There appeared to…

The effort to make the Messenger a joint publication between Richmond and Westhampton Colleges, as it was only published by Westhampton at this time, failed due to difficulties reconciling the colleges' budgets. Messenger editor Sue Cook McClure…

In this hour long oral history, alumnus Darnell “DJ” Morris (B’75) sat down and shared his story with Jenifer Yi (’22) and Johnnette Johnson (’20) at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library on June…

This Collegian feature is written by and about John Wai-Chun Loong, a Chinese international student majoring in business and music. Loong says that he had to break out of his comfort zone at the Heilman Dining Center and joined groups that celebrated…

The article provides information on the forum hosted by the Westhampton College Government Association on the topic of sororities. Arguments for both “Yes, sororities should be on the University of Richmond campus,” and, “No,…

President Boatwright and Dean Keller address questions concerning sororities at Westhampton College. Right before winter break, students in Westhampton College voted by ballot on two questions: “Are you in favor of Sororities for…

After the unfavorable reception to the spider symbol proposed by the University Student Government Association (USGA), the USGA started a campus-wide contest to allow students to design their own symbol. USGA Spider Symbol Committee chair Ellen Haden…

In this oral history interview, Marilyn Branch-Mitchell (W’78) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…
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