Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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…

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…

This article discusses a University Campus Forum determining that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) charges against the University for reflecting a racist image were justified, by a 43-31 vote. Before the vote, there was a…

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,…

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…

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,…

An article investigates the number of Chinese students who have come to the United States to continue their education. Many Chinese students came to the United States as recipients of the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships. The article notes that 160…

The author of this editorial discusses the movement of faculty and administrative offices from Keller Hall into the University Commmons, taking up what was previously student space, including an arts and crafts room and the only meeting room that…
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