Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Found in the 1914 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Spider, this page satirically reminisces on the birth of the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall.

Located in a section of the 1898 edition of the yearbook The Spider titled "Eating Houses," this page is dedicated to the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall. The page lists a satirical average menu, along with the dining hall matron (Mrs.…

This Collegian article reports anxieties about the dining hall exchange at the University of Richmond regarding a misinterpretation of the Coordinate Education Report. The report states that “Separate dining opportunities shall be provided in each…

This Collegian article states that food catering service Servomation Mathias has replaced the Slater System in managing the Richmond College Refectory. The new manager of the Refectory is Carroll E. Allen Jr. New serving hours and the guidance of a…

This University of Richmond Collegian article celebrates the University of Richmond’s contributions in “increasing employment opportunities for disabled people throughout the United States.” Ronald Inlow, director of food and auxiliary…

Student Suzane Tyner responds to an opinion piece titled "The union question" written by “J.S” on the topic of the proposed unionization of food service employees at the University of Richmond. In objection to the proposed union, Tyner claims…

This opinion article appearing in the University of Richmond Collegian elaborates on the pros and cons of joining a union in light of the recent petition by Food Service employees to unionize. For instance, the author cites an increased cost of food…

Student, union member and “Food Services patron” Wayne A. Stahlmann expresses his support for the proposed unionization of Food Service Employees at the University of Richmond. Stahlmann asserts that, “Employees have a right to air their…

This University of Richmond Collegian article discusses recent proposals to either renovate the Westhampton dining hall and the Richmond College Refectory, or “to construct one centralized dining hall to accommodate both schools.” Although a…

This article states that in response to student complaints about food service, student committees were created to voice student opinions. Both of these two groups have met with PFM representatives. During the first Westhampton College Food Service…
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