Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Black Students Day Reviewed: Registrars Cite Potential Impact"

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Article "Black Students Day Reviewed: Registrars Cite Potential Impact"

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This article argued that while it was too soon to determine whether the April 27th Open Campus for Black Students program would immediately affect the amount of black applicants, directors of admissions predicted the event would have “tremendous impact” on the University’s relationship with the black community. Thomas N. Pollard Jr. and Mary Allen Anderson, admissions directors of Richmond and Westhampton College respectively, were confident that the program, which brought 65 black students to campus and was initiated by the Richmond College Senate, would improve recruitment of black students. Pollard suggested that the purpose of the program was to make black students aware of the University and explained that, while recruiters need to be trained, “students are the most important recruiters.” Pollard also described a “very successful” nine-day recruitment tour in Connecticut, New York City, and Long Island, facilitated by admissions counselor Dale W. Donovan. Anderson commented that these recruitment methods are important not only at University College but Westhampton too: “If we are going to have a diversified student body including black students, we should make provisions for them to catch up.”

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Perkins, Cathy. “Black Students Day Reviewed Registrars Cite Potential Impact.” The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 29, (May 14, 1971): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19710514.2.17&srpos=1&e=--1964---1986--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1971-05-14

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Perkins, Cathy, “Article "Black Students Day Reviewed: Registrars Cite Potential Impact",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 13, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2478.