Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 2005 article introduces Students for Academic Freedom, a nationwide coalition of student groups claiming that colleges have a liberal political bias, and further fighting for an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students and professors from…

This feature was published on February 13, 2003, by The Collegian. This article discusses an event in which the Liberty Society -- a non-partisan student group -- held a bake sale in which they sold cookies, but at different price points in order to…

In this article, Jay Feldman recounts his experience at the 1969 March on Washington for peace in Vietnam. He tells of meeting fellow youth activists Howard Force, Mark Rosenberg, Andy Bookbinder, and an unnamed “Wisconsin janitor.” The march,…

This article published in The Collegian describes the University of Richmond's efforts to increase student diversity. According to the article, the administration led by President Edward Ayers (2007-2015) took on initiatives to enroll more ethnic…

The Collegian published this article on April 12, 1990. This article discusses the lack of diversity at the University of Richmond, specifically focusing on the lack of racial diversity. The article expresses concerns that both students and faculty…

The Lambda Coalition and their spokesperson, Matthew Beams (‘99), work to spread awareness throughout the University of Richmond campus about the treatment of the LGBTQ community. To “circumvent mistreatment of homosexual students,” the…

This describes an upcoming performance by the Richmond Performing Gospel Choir. The performance was to be at a basketball game against American University, and the choir was to sing "The Negro National Anthem," written by James Weldon Johnson. The…

This article criticizes the continuing separation between Richmond College and Westhampton College, arguing that the division makes UR operate "as a summer camp environment with a lake in the middle," and that it was time that "steps were taken to…

Director of student activities, Max Vest, believes that there is a lack of student interest when it comes to sororities at the University of Richmond. He states that he has “never had an inquiry about sororities from students.” Dean of…

This article describes the Lambda Coalition and the purpose of the organization to create a space for the LGBTQ community on the University of Richmond campus. Members of the organization share testaments of how the coalition works to raise…
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