Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter discusses an open admission policy for the University of Richmond that Professor Paul E. Hubbell of Ypsilanti, Michigan had contacted President E. Bruce Heilman about. The policy was studied by the Board of Trustees and a new policy was…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

James Hall, chairman of the Minority Recruiting Committee says they are looking for a new associate vice president for student affairs. This would be someone, a minority, who is in charge of recruiting minorities and making them feel at home. This is…

This article is a review of the Open Campus for Black Students on April 27, 1971. The article lists how many incoming students are Black, offering a glimpse at how small the community of Black students was at the University. Faculty view the changes…

This Collegian article discusses "Black Students Visitation Day," a program meant to bring an estimated 80 Black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort to…

This is a letter from Dr. Eloise Severinson, Regional Civil Rights Director, on behalf of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to the President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin. In the letter, Dr. Severinson discusses…

This article details the rise in application numbers. The writer relates this to the increasing number of minority students applying, which Dean of Admissions Thomas Pollard, Jr., claims will increase after a new recruitment film is released. This…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

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,…

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…
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