Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report entitled "Report of the Curriculum Committee" created by the University of Richmond in May 1967. The report discussed degree requirements, concentration programs, and new courses, and offered recommendations. Created by…

This is a piece by Associate Professor of English Louis Tremaine arguing that the debate about the new Core course is worth having, and should not be dismissed. It is written in response towards a previous editorial's suggestion that opposition to…

This opinion piece written in February of 1992, by freshman Paul Caputo, explains how the United States is not a Western Civilization in response to an opinion piece written by Scott Shepard saying that a Western Civ. class should be mandatory for…

This memo from former president of the University, E. Bruce Heilman, talks about the benefits of Black Studies courses. In it, Heilman references a story that ran in a recent copy of Advocate magazine detailing the "fine story on the black community…

This memo recaps a meeting which Austin E. Grigg and Dean Gehring attended to discuss potential cooperative programs between University of Richmond, Randolph Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Union University. Deans…

This is a list of potential black studies courses that could be offered by the University if they were to institute a Black Studies program. These include courses on African languages, African literature, and African and African-American politics.

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

This is a letter from former administrator H. Gerald Quigg written to the Vice President of the Grace Foundation Norman Carignan. The letter thanks the Grace Foundation for its $1000 grant for a Black Studies and Urban American Program.

This is an opinion by a staff editorialist who is defending the continuation of the Western civ class. He cites John Locke's influence on the Declaration of Independence and the influence of the Roman Republic in our government structure as reasons…

Jennifer Rabold, a student, wrote an opinion criticizing Scott Shepard's defense of the Western Civilizations course. This article is Scott Shepard's response to that piece, in which he argues that a study of Western Civilizations includes those who…
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