Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter to the editor was written by William Norris, a Richmond College freshman. In this letter, Norris expresses his opinions on the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and suggests that by asking the university to diversify…

This Collegian editorial reflects upon the integration of the University of Richmond's main campus. Although black students had been accepted into the university in previous years, the editorial noted that there were five full-time black students…

In this Collegian article published October 9, 1970, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., the Richmond College registrar and University of Richmond director of admissions, said that the University was slowly developing policies on the admission of black students,…

This Collegian article, written by features editor Don Owen, is about a proposed faculty exchange with Virginia Union, a local, historically black university. The exchange, which was proposed by the United States Department of Health, Education, and…

A Collegian editorial expressing views on the racial diversity of the faculty and student body at the University of Richmond. The editorial called for a more racially diverse community, but the university claimed that it did not discriminate in…

This article discusses the decision by the Office of Civil Rights to drop its Title IX investigation of alleged sex discrimination in athletics" at the College of William & Mary. This decision was made because of a prior ruling involving the…

This is an article likely written in late 1976 or early 1977 by Karen J. Winkler about the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) putting Higher Education Amendments into effect. The article recounts when the HEW Secretary F. David…

In this article, the author discussed how the main campus of the University was “truly integrated” for the first time. In the fall of 1968, five full-time black students were admitted to the main campus. The author claimed that there had been…

This article describes how the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) finds that the University of Richmond “still projects an image of an exclusive all-white ‘Southern’ institution,” and Dr. Eloise Severinson, who is the HEW…

This April 23, 1980 letter is from Dewey E. Dodds, Director of the Office for Civil Rights Region III of the Department of of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and is addressed to University of Richmond President Dr. Bruce E. Heilman. The letter…
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