Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1992 Collegian article states that a report on women and gender issues was released, including 40 recommendations for improvement as the status of the female faculty was examined. The report stated that there was "significant improvement" in the…

This is a memo from Ralph E. Antell in which he describes the University's hiring of women faculty members. He says that the University of Richmond "meets or exceeds the national average" in terms of women as a percentage of full-time faculty…

Each year, the faculty presented two awards to fraternities. These two awards are given to the most outstanding fraternity, and to the most improved fraternity. The criteria these are based on academic achievement, IM sports, lodge improvements, new…

This article describes the steps that the University of Richmond took in order to bring sororities to Westhampton College. After the faculty committee voted to “recommend the institution of sororities at the University,” the social life…

This opinion piece by Eric Berger is a rebuttal to Business School professor Janet Kotler's controversial letter condemning sexist acts done by fraternities in general, and specifically by a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He believed she was speaking…

This document is a handwritten letter that was sent on March 24, 1967, from Benjamin Berofsky to President George M. Modlin in response to Modlin’s letter regarding faculty hiring practices at the University of Richmond. According to Berofsky, Dr.…

The Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools published these two reports for 1954. The Interim Report began by recounting how the 1953 Report of this special committee believed that the new committee of…

David F. Cavers, Associate Dean of Harvard Law School, wrote to President Modlin as the Chairman of the "Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools" for 1955. In 1951 the Articles of Association were amended…

Former business school professor Mohammed Omar, who was denied tenure in the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, has lost his trial against the University of Richmond in mid-June but has filed a notice of appeals. Omar accused the University of…

This article talks about the recent increase in membership in Safe Zone, a group committed to supporting students questioning their sexuality. It talks about how faculty are now displaying Safe Zone stickers on their doors to indicate that they are…
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