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Article "Dining hall traditions separate students"

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Article "Dining hall traditions separate students"

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This 1996 Collegian article explains the decade-long social separation of students in the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center and attempts to pinpoint its causes. As elaborated in the article, Greek life sits on the right side room of the dining hall, athletes sit in the center room, and students dining independently sit on the left side. Alumni weigh in on the issue, such as 1987 graduate Ann Carrathers, who notes that the right and center dining rooms were strictly divided into specific fraternity tables. Class of 1985 graduate Deanie Johnson Nelson, who attended the university when the North Court and Sarah Brunet dining halls merged, exclaims that, “the seating arrangement seemed to form almost immediately.” Associate professor of theatre W. Reed West, who attended the University in 1970, affirms that Richmond College students also segregated themselves when eating, however, there were no seating arrangements. The article also notes that the University’s dining hall segregation was similar to that of Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Two potential reasons for the University of Richmond’s dining hall segregation is the lack of Greek housing on campus and the internalization of the status quo during freshman orientation.

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Wright, Chris. "Dining hall traditions separate students". The University of Richmond Collegian 82, no. 13, (January 18, 1996): 13. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19960118.2.34&srpos=6&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1996-01-18

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English

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Collegian82.13.13-19960118.JPG

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Richmond (Va).

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Wright, Chris, “Article "Dining hall traditions separate students",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 13, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3026.