Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This report from the Panel on the Composition of the Student Body includes a summary of opinions and recommendations from the annual departmental reports. Regarding recruitment, faculty believed that the University needed to increase the budget for…

This is the Annual Report on Westhampton College from the Director of Admissions and Placement, Mary-Allen Anderson, for the 1970-1971 academic year. Anderson began the report by explaining Westhampton College's recruiting efforts from the fall which…

This article published in The Collegian highlights the University of Richmond's Hispanic Heritage Month. The article begins with a joke that student Brian Alas -- of Cuban-Irish descent -- receives due to his Cuban ancestry: Where is your tire? This…

This article seeks to raise awareness for the concerning lack of student activism at the University of Richmond during a time when “student activism seems to be on the rise on some campuses throughout the nation.” Richard A. Mateer, Dean of…

This article reports that the University of Richmond was one of 6 colleges and universities to be awarded a $10,000 grant from the Prudential Insurance Co. of America intended to "expose students to diversity." The money was to be used to establish a…

This 1992 Collegian article focuses on a symposium held by the brand new Jepson Leadership School to discuss what leadership is and how best to accomplish it in the Jepson curriculum. The focus was on diversity, and the main goal of the symposium was…

This article -- published on February 21, 1980, in The Collegian -- is a feature in which the University of Richmond's Intrafraternity Council (IFC) held a meeting to vote on the addition of the campus's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.…

In this letter, senior Coretta Fitzgerald expresses her “surprise and dismay” at many of the flyers and posters she had put up for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration being torn down two hours after she put them up. She explained that…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…

President Edward Ayers spoke about the University of Richmond's past during his 2008 inaugural speech, and retold the history of both colleges focusing on "stories about Richmond's first presidents, its Baptist roots, the first female students, and…
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