Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This opinion piece, written in 1995, details the study abroad experience of Christie Getman, in Martinique, in the French West Indies. She describes how life changing the experience was for her, and how there were rarely any other white people, and…

This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in…

In celebration of the 21 international students studying at the University of Richmond in 1991, this article highlights the experiences of several of these students. Xiaopin Wang from Shanghai, China, and Kilty Manigaladze from the Republic of…

This University of Richmond opinion piece, written by student Abdullah Mina, criticizes the University’s lack of commitment to teaching and speaking foreign languages. More specifically, Mina commends the attention given to language at Westhampton…

Richmond College student, Matt Rafalow (‘06), encourages University of Richmond students to attend the Thursday night screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This event is part of the University of Richmond’s Coming Out Week that is hosted by…

In 1991, the University of Richmond began an “experiment” to observe whether replacing “the required Western Civilization course with a more multicultural course” (titled “Interdisciplinary Core Course: Exploring Human Experience”) would…

In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…

This document is a report of Richmond College’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages for September 1964 to January 1969 that was compiled by the chairman who is not named. Only French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Italian were taught. The report…

In the years before 1962, YWCA would sponsor a foreign student to study at the University of Richmond. Its last scholar was a Muslim student from Turkey. In 1962, YWCA did not fund a foreign scholar to come to the United States but instead sent $500…

This article published in The Collegian interviews several students at the University of Richmond to see their first impressions of the school. One particular student, Soizic Ziegler, stated that she did not think the school was "foreign" enough and…
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