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Article "1970s proved to be decade of revolution, campus unrest for UR"

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Article "1970s proved to be decade of revolution, campus unrest for UR"

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This article highlights the activism of the 1970s at the University compared with its apathy in the 60s. It notes that the students at the University of Richmond generally supported the Vietnam War and stayed "quiet" compared to other institutions like Berkeley, Swarthmore, and Columbia in the 60s. However, in the 70s, over 200 students opposed the war and were "impassionately discussing issues." Professors noted that it never got out of hand; however, that only about 10-15% percent of students participated, and that Westhampton students were seldom involved. They also noted that no major political groups gained popularity at Richmond, and after the Kent State shootings, the protests ceased.

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Ruel, Tim. "1970s proved to be decade of revolution, campus unrest for UR" The University of Richmond Collegian 83, no. 6 (October 10th, 1996): 1 https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19961010.2.37&srpos=2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1996-10-10

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Ruel, Tim, “Article "1970s proved to be decade of revolution, campus unrest for UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3361.