Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…

This article is a satirical criticism published in The Collegian. The writer, Nandalal Rasiah, Richmond College 2005, wrote this piece in response to another piece written by someone whom Raisah refers to as "Mr. Gibney." In that piece, Mr. Gibney…

A letter from Marguerite Roberts, Westhampton Dean, to Eva Wong, a student at Westhampton College. Wong's name was misspelled "Wang" in this letter. The letter informed Wong that she had been placed on disciplinary probation for "disobeying the…

Under the cultural and intellectual climate section of Westhampton College's report, an Indian student from New Delhi is mentioned. Uma Krupanidhi was a YWCA scholar and helped the university in inviting a speaker from the Embassy of India to speak…

This Op-Ed in The Collegian describes the various steps that the author, senior Chase Rowan, suggests could improve the University of Richmond. The article takes a satirical tone in demanding a number of amenities including an emphasis on…

This reports on an event called "Hands Around the Lake," which was part of Founder's Week and held in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. The event attracted a "moderate-sized crowd composed of students and faculty," with music, dancing, and speaking.…

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…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song…
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