Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

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 a list of daily meals beginning at August 29, 1970. The list was stamped by the Servomation food service company, and intended for Mr. William J. Rhodes, the UR Business Manager. It is unclear if this food was prepared at both the Richmond…

In this letter, Alfred L. Mathias of the A. L. Mathias food service company writes to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin in order to convince him to switch to his food service. Mathias claims that it may not be possible to serve food…

In this letter, Philip T. Yochum, President of Servomation College Division food services, suggests to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin the creation of “a Student Advisory Board” made of responsible student representatives,…

University of Richmond President George M. Modlin nominates various Richmond College students and administrators to serve on a suggested Food Service Committee to address issues at Richmond College’s dining hall the Refectory. Mr. William J.…

In an attempt to foster better social relations, Westhampton College’s freshmen and juniors will attend Richmond College’s dining hall, and Richmond’s sophomores and seniors will attend the Westhampton dining hall on Friday night. After dinner,…

This opinion piece written by an author “R.C.” expresses disappointment toward the sloppiness of Richmond College students in their dining hall. He claims that the unkempt dress of Richmond students does not honor the prestige of the University,…

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.
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