Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Obscene: Women get phone calls"

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Article "Obscene: Women get phone calls"

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This article describes harassment experienced by residents of Westhampton College dorms and the University Forest Apartments. Campus Police Chief Robert C. Dillard reported that residents received approximately 25 complaints of obscene phone calls since Christmas break. Dillard described the caller as a "white male with a Southern accent" who was not only obscene but also threatening. The article quotes South Court residents, who received phone calls "every other day for about three weeks." The students called the Campus Police as well their parents, who reported the issue to the dean. Police Officer Kim T. Bowles was assigned to the case, and determined that there was no way that the man in question could be watching the female students. The newspaper reports that "the other caller is a black male who uses vulgar, straight obscenity." Police officers encouraged students to hang up on the callers, and rented an answering machine to record the caller's voice, but the caller did not leave a message.

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"Obscene: Women get phone calls." The University of Richmond Collegian 70, no. 18, (February 23, 1984): 1, 3. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19840223.2.4&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1984-02-23

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Yoder, Ginny, “Article "Obscene: Women get phone calls",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2491.