Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1991 article focuses on an announcement made by R. Dean Decker, a biology professor, in which he states that any students who walked out of his class, or were absent during the time of his class would automatically fail the course. This…

This 1970 Collegian article announces that Mr. Tran Van Dinh, a professor at New York University, and "one-time South Vietnam Acting Ambassador to the United States" will be speaking at Camp Concert Hall. Dinh was born in the Imperial City of Hie,…

This brief 1969 article focuses on a peace march organized by students to show solidarity for peace in Vietnam. Mary Alice Curlin, a sophomore is quoted as saying, "This march is to symbolize our desire for peace." The march was to begin at 7 p.m.…

This article describes the 1969 peace vigil that the University held in solidarity with the Vietnam War Moratorium, which was a nationwide student demonstration calling for the end of the war. University of Richmond students gathered on the "Student…

This article seeks to raise awareness for the concerning lack of student activism at the University of Richmond during a time when “student activism seems to be on the rise on some campuses throughout the nation.” Richard A. Mateer, Dean of…

In this University of Richmond Collegian editorial, student Thomas Franco attributes a lack of socialization between Westhampton College and Richmond College to a reliance on sarcasm to mask uneasiness, all ultimately stemming from student apathy. He…

This article highlights the activism of the 1970s at the University compared with its apathy in the 60s. It notes that the students at the University of Richmond generally supported the Vietnam War and stayed "quiet" compared to other institutions…

This is an opinion piece refers to a free speech booth that appeared on campus, highlighting a lack of activism on campus by mentioning "the lack of serious presentation of ideas." This article references a student's demand to end communist nations,…

The article reports on the formation of a women's liberation group on campus. Beth Marschak, head of the organization, said that the shock "is effective in getting people thinking." She mentions that many students have ideas that conform to many…

This is a satirical piece commenting on the perceived apathy of students at the University of Richmond. The author consistently says that he has nothing to say, because his opinions aren't worth saying. He says that trying to "transcend the limited…
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