Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian article discusses a University of Richmond planned auction to raise tuition money for Miss Irene Ebhomielen, a Nigerian student. Ebhomielen's first year's tuition was paid by the Westhampton International student fund. The Westhampton…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…

This article was published in The Collegian in 1989 and features an interview with then University of Richmond president, Richard L. Morrill. In this piece, Morrill discusses the University's diversity issue and emphasizes the need to broaden its…

This feature article published in 1999 highlights one of most momentous moments of the University of Richmond's history: E. Claiborne Robins' $50 million donation to the school during the Class of 1969 Commencement Ceremony. In the article, the…

This Collegian article discussed President Heilman's speech at the Virginia Baptist General Association. The speech was in response to the association's decision to permit churches to stop the funding of University of Richmond due to its recent…

In an article published in The Collegian on February 24th 1983, called "Grants Open Doors for Minorities, But UR Social Life Remains Closed," black students expressed their frustration with the lack of social opportunities for them at the University…

This Collegian article is meant to notify the students of three year graduate fellowships sponsored by Pepsi-Cola Scholarship Board. The Board aimed to award 26 scholarships in total of which two were specifically directed towards students from Black…

Minister of Franklin Baptist Church, Ira D. Hudgins, wrote this letter to President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin, on February 20, 1967, to follow-up on the possibility of enrolling a Chinese student at Westhampton College. Minister…

This article highlights the first black athlete given a full scholarship to the University of Richmond. Norman Williams was offered a full-ride for his achievements in track and field at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Williams was also…

The article talks about Weldon Edwards, University of Richmond's first black football player to receive a grant-in-aid. Edwards had many schools to choose from, but ultimately chose Richmond because of how prestigious a school it was and how close it…
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