Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a letter from University of Richmond President F. W. Boatwright to B. West Tabb, the Treasurer of the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on January 25, 1933. According to Boatwright, Mrs. Woodward, whose position is not…

In this Collegian opinion piece, student Julie Ciccarone responds to a defense of the Greek system in response to a Collegian piece by student Greg Simonian titled “Enough is enough,” in which Simonian wonders why the Greek system gets…

The author, with input from Dry Dock campus snack shop manager John Ruggiero, discussed the changes in food options, mostly prompted by the food committee, at the Dry Dock 1978. Some of the changes included extending meal ticket hours, offering a…

This Collegian opinion piece commends the “notable improvement in the food served in the refectory,” which is the Richmond College dining hall. Writer Randall K. Falls attributes this improvement to the new manager Gary Snyder and his staff.

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…

This item shows the recorded minutes of the Food Service Committee meeting on October 19, 1970 among Richmond College students, administrators and three representatives of the Servomation food service company. The Chairman of this committee is Mr.…

The second meeting of the Food Service Committee on November 2, 1970 consisted of several Richmond College students, administrators and Servomation representatives, presided by Mr. William J. Rhodes as Chairman. During this meeting, proposals from…

This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a…

In this Collegian article, student Doug Hanks sheds light on the Black student experience on campus from the perspective of Black students. At the time of this article’s publication, there were 88 Black undergraduates, only 3.5% of the student…

This opinion article appearing in the University of Richmond Collegian elaborates on the pros and cons of joining a union in light of the recent petition by Food Service employees to unionize. For instance, the author cites an increased cost of food…
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