Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "HEW's Fire Drawn by UR"

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Article "HEW's Fire Drawn by UR"

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This article describes how the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) finds that the University of Richmond “still projects an image of an exclusive all-white ‘Southern’ institution,” and Dr. Eloise Severinson, who is the HEW regional civil rights director, suggests that involving black people more in all phases of university life might help in dispelling said image. Severinson lists a number of suggestions that would aid in getting the University to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The article goes on to discuss how HEW has reached out to Governor Linwood Holton to draft a statewide college desegregation plan by the end of November, but one that won't affect private institutions. Dr. George M. Modlin, President of the University of Richmond, refused to comment on the HEW letter he received, but said what HEW demands would be a “grave disservice” to education in Virginia, specifically at the University of Richmond. The article then continues to list Severinson’s suggestions, one being “budgeting more recruiting money, and using student blacks as recruiters.” The article ends with Severinson’s request for Dr. Modlin, by October 1st, to specify actions “which the university will take regarding all the above recommendations."

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"HEW's Fire Drawn by UR" The Richmond Times-Dispatch (04 October 1970) University Archives, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 3, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Publisher

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1970-10-04

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English

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RTD6.2.5.25.3-19701004.pdf

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Richmond (Va.)

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Cox, Charles, “Article "HEW's Fire Drawn by UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 11, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2212.