Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A graduate student at the University of Richmond writes an article expressing their positive opinions on the work that was put in by students to bring sororities to campus. They mention an instance of harassment that was recorded in a previous…

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…

A few members of Phi Delt's executive board responded to articles in the previous issue of the Collegian. These articles pertained to poor decisions made by Phi Delt brothers. One brother pulled down the dress of a Westhampton College sophomore and…

Controversy is sparked after a Richmond College sophomore, Jim Palmer, is charged with pulling down the dress of a Westhampton College sophomore, Sue McEvoy, during a football game. McEvoy is waiting to press civil charges until after Palmer's…

Bernice Sandler, an executive director of the Project on the Status and Education of Women, spoke on campus at the honors convocation in 1987. She outlined both subtle and overt sexual discrimination, and cited a statistic that 20 to 30 percent of…

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…

Hummel responded to Phi Delt's claims that the Collegian mishandled the article involving the sexual harassment of Sue McEvoy in an unprofessional manner. Hummel states that the Collegian tries to act as any press company would, which means reporting…

This column samples five student opinions on the obscene phone call problem on the University of Richmond campus. Kelly Finnerty (WC '91), Mike Davis (RC '93), Kristen Dillard (WC '92), Chip Boone (RC '91), and Liz Meany (WC '91) share their…

This article details a rash of obscene phone calls directed at Westhampton College women as an "annoying and often disturbing fact of life." Robert C. Dillard, director of the University police, noted that 30 incidents of prank calls or harassment…
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