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Article "Forum Upholds HEW By Slim Vote, 43-31"

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Article "Forum Upholds HEW By Slim Vote, 43-31"

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This article discusses a University Campus Forum determining that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) charges against the University for reflecting a racist image were justified, by a 43-31 vote. Before the vote, there was a debate that about how to fix enrollment to “give all races a fair chance.” While the affirmative side of the debate claimed that Black people would not want to apply to the school because of its all-white Southern image, the negative side claimed that if the school “lowered its admission standards,” then students would not want to apply in the future. Professors and students both gave their opinions during this forum. Dr. Robert S. Alley of the religion department spoke on the affirmative side. Student Gaston Williams was also on the affirmative side, and Debbie Jennings on the negative. Dr. J. Martin Ryle of the history department also made a remark, and claimed the unviersity was "riding on waves, doing very little to change their past image of discrimination."

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"Forum Upholds HEW By Slim Vote, 43-31." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII no. 6, (October 23, 1970): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19701023.2.5&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-.

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1970-10-23

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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“Article "Forum Upholds HEW By Slim Vote, 43-31",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2930.