Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Forty University of Richmond students were caught streaking in front of North and South Court dormitories. A Richmond College student was arrested by University police for participating in the “obscene” activity that was evidently against the UR…

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…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

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…

Five students respond to the question “Would a disabled student have a hard time at the University?” Each student responds with an affirmation of the difficulties a disabled individual would face on campus, such as a lack of elevators, disregard…

This 1991 article by Collegian editor Kevin Kendall recounts the experiences of four LGB students (whose names were changed in the article “due to the sensitive nature of this story”) at the University of Richmond coming out to their parents. It…

The Fall 1991 issue of the Messenger prompted University officials to withdraw the magazine from the admissions office and no longer send it to alumni. A memo from Gerald Quigg, vice president of University relations, claimed that crude language used…

For the 1978 issue of the Messenger, new editors Rick Stine and Mark Hebdon changed the publication from a literary magazine to a satirical magazine called the Messenger Lampoon. This choice was made, according to vice president of student affairs…

In early 1971, student activism against the Vietnam War was beginning to slow down not only at Richmond, but at many universities around the country as well. Richmond College senior and student activist Jim Winders claimed this was because the…

After a 1970 march on President George Modlin’s house related to the Vietnam War, Richmond College freshmen Jonathan Lewis and Richard Newman requested to meet with Dr. Modlin “to discuss the problems of the University” only to be admonished by…
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