Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Panel on the Composition of the Student Body

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Panel on the Composition of the Student Body

Description

This report from the Panel on the Composition of the Student Body includes a summary of opinions and recommendations from the annual departmental reports. Regarding recruitment, faculty believed that the University needed to increase the budget for recruiting and make a more concerted effort to get students from outside of Virginia. The University should also seek to admit black students through scholarships, foreign students, and other ethnic and socioeconomic minorities. There should be an increase in scholarships, as well as an increase in admission standards. The students would benefit from more dormitory space. There was a point of convergence regarding gaining a more geographically diverse student body. For example, students would benefit from interacting with students different from them and the image of the University could start to shift towards being more cosmopolitan. However, on the other hand, some felt an obligation to serving the Virginian community. Finally, the writers of this report concluded by offering some additional questions like how much the University has changed in the past few years and if it was up to the University to mold students into citizens in accordance with the University's own values.

Creator

Source

Panel on the Composition of the Student Body, April 1971, RG 6.2.4 Box 17 Folder 9, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1971-04

Contributor

Humbert, Richard
Larkin, James
McMurty, Josephine
Worsham, James
Beaty, Mary

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.17.9.-197104.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Alley, Robert, “Panel on the Composition of the Student Body,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1848.