Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Calendar Features WC, SBA Students"

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Article "Calendar Features WC, SBA Students"

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This article from the Collegian addresses the controversy surrounding the University of Richmond’s water polo club’s sale of calendars featuring photos of a different Westhampton and School of Business Administration student each month. Steven White, a member of the club, took the idea from a similar calendar at Clemson University, which featured several women in bikinis, which was "toned...down" for the UR version. Stephanie Bennett, Westhampton College dean finds the calendars inappropriate and finds little distinguishment from this fundraiser to other forms of objectification of women in advertising. A number of participants, including Amy Harvey, Michelle Preston, Leslie Jureit, and Carter Wilson, and Patti Nolan, and had voiced their opinion that this fundraiser is in good taste and they didn't mind the process of being selected based on their yearbook photos. The water polo team hopes to break even on this project and gain enough funds for travel and equipment. Jureit noted that she had heard some comments: "While men only tease her, some women have made mean remarks."

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Holmes, Linda,“Calendar Features WC, SBA Students.” The University of Richmond Collegian 64. no.16 (February 2, 1977): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19770203.2.11&srpos=3&e=01-02-1977-31-02-1977--en-20--1-byTI-txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1977-02-03

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Holmes, Linda, “Article "Calendar Features WC, SBA Students",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed July 22, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2473.