Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Written by guest columnist Heidi Ziglar, this piece shares the difficulties of wrapping up “Rethinking Rape” week at the University of Richmond. Ziglar notes her appreciation for the awareness efforts during the week, yet expresses…

In this 1991 article, staff writers Heidi Ziglar and Sandy Tan sample opinions on rape and consent at the University of Richmond. The article came days after a panel discussion on alcohol and consent titled, “Is it Me or the Alcohol…

On January 22, 1991, a panel consisting of University of Richmond students was held in The Pier to address the following question: How do you define rape? It was held following a series of events the previous week titled “Rethinking…

As the drinking age rises after federal legislation, William Leftwich, Vice President of Student Affairs, believes the social scene on campus will change. To study and adapt to these changes, the faculty council is appointing a faculty committee to…

In story called "Sometimes Living Next to a Creep Wouldn't Seem So Bad" in the 1979 yearbook, an unnamed author writes describes commuting student life. The story is embedded with heteronormative gender roles, sexism, and elements of rape culture.…

A multi-page story called "A Day in the Life" by an unnamed author in the 1979 yearbook depicts a version of daily life for students at UR. Written from a man's point of view, the story's language is embedded with misogyny and elements of rape…

Beginning in the 1950s, an annual "panty raid" tradition took place on campus when Richmond college students would cross over the bridge to the Westhampton side of campus. Westhampton women would typically throw panties to the men from their dorm…
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