Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article is a review of the Open Campus for Black Students on April 27, 1971. The article lists how many incoming students are Black, offering a glimpse at how small the community of Black students was at the University. Faculty view the changes…

This Collegian article discusses "Black Students Visitation Day," a program meant to bring an estimated 80 Black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort to…

This Collegian article discusses an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been…

In this Collegian article published October 9, 1970, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., the Richmond College registrar and University of Richmond director of admissions, said that the University was slowly developing policies on the admission of black students,…

This Collegian article, written by Linda Tatum, a staff writer, is about the University's attempts to recruit more black students. Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., the director of admissions for Richmond College, said that social life for black students…

This is the Annual Report from the Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions for Richmond College submitted by the Director of Admissions, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., to President George M. Modlin for the 1970-1971 academic school year. That year,…

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 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.…

This article -- published on September 11, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the potential addition of University of Richmond's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma. In the article, it mentions Richmond senior, James Reed, who would serve…

This article in the Collegian mentions the admission of a record number of African American students. Based on the university statistics, 45 African American students enrolled at UR. The university staff attributes this increased enrollment of black…
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