Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Student Alisa G. Mayor argues that the trend to recruit more women and minorities into the Sciences reflects a historic pattern of women’s progress in America only occurring at the convenience of men. She cites the invention of the typewriter and…

This letter to the editor is written by a Westhampton College student, Katherine Sanford, in response to an anti-abortion article that was published in The Collegian. Sanford describes her feelings of outrage and anger over the article that was…

In response to a Collegian article written by Westhampton College student Taylor Daniel (‘06) claiming that the Richmond shield was a symbol of hate related to the Croatian flag from 1941-1945, Richmond College student Patrick Elgin (‘06) refutes…

This article describes the Lambda Coalition and the purpose of the organization to create a space for the LGBTQ community on the University of Richmond campus. Members of the organization share testaments of how the coalition works to raise…

The Lambda Coalition and their spokesperson, Matthew Beams (‘99), work to spread awareness throughout the University of Richmond campus about the treatment of the LGBTQ community. To “circumvent mistreatment of homosexual students,” the…

As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

Westhampton and Richmond College students were questioned on their opinions surrounding the topic of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Opinions such as, "I'd hate to fix my own flat tires!" were expressed by Westhamptons students. There appeared to…

In response to a letter written by a Westhampton sophomore published in the Collegian Forum, an anonymous student writes this piece to protect marchers and the freedom of expression for students on campus. Eggs were thrown and insults were yelled at…

In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

Criticism escalates around the issue of student growth and activism as the writer puts faculty and staff to shame. Grassroots movements are applauded but thought of as impossible at the University of Richmond due to administrative control and lack of…
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