Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Feature "Recapping the Century- UR Style The Millennium Series"

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Feature "Recapping the Century- UR Style The Millennium Series"

Description

This feature article published in 1999 highlights one of most momentous moments of the University of Richmond's history: E. Claiborne Robins' $50 million donation to the school during the Class of 1969 Commencement Ceremony. In the article, the writer goes on to praise Robins, recounting the event with a tone of pride and grandeur. The writer fails to mention Robins company, A.H. Robins, and its product the Dalkon Shield IUD -- a form of contraception -- which led to the injury of 200,000 women and 17-21 deaths in the U.S. during the 1970s. To make up for the devastating profit loss in the U.S., A.H. Robins began to sell the Dalkon Shield, unsterilized, to other countries, specifically Third-World countries, at 48 percent off the original price through the U.S. Agency for International Development. According to reports, the dangers of the Dalkon Shield were known six months prior to its release into the U.S. market.

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Source

Emery, Jason. "Recapping the Century -- UR Style The Millennium Series." The University of Richmond Collegian 86, no. 04. (September 16, 1999): 4. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19990916.2.20&srpos=38&e=------199-en-20--21--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1999-09-16

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English

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Collegian86.4.4-19990916.jpg

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Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Emery Jason, “Feature "Recapping the Century- UR Style The Millennium Series",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1657.