Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Handicapped find work at UR"

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Article "Handicapped find work at UR"

Description

This University of Richmond Collegian article celebrates the University of Richmond’s contributions in “increasing employment opportunities for disabled people throughout the United States.” Ronald Inlow, director of food and auxiliary services, says that in the past nine years (at the time of this article’s publication), the University has hired about a dozen "disadvantaged" citizens as part of Inlow’s creation of a new food service program from scratch. The article focuses on Charlie Harris, aka “Dry Dock Charlie”: the University’s first disabled employee. Harris worked with a “Supportive Work Model” for his first five months employed, meaning a graduate student went to work with Charlie and helped to coach him. The article goes on to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of "'mainstreaming' the disabled as a service to society." Although “two or three students have complained to the University about its hiring of disabled persons,” most students and faculty support Charlie as a friend.

Source

Vandevelder, David. "Handicapped find work at UR". The University of Richmond Collegian 74, no. 8, (October 29, 1987): 3. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19871029.2.7&srpos=50&e=-------en-20--41-byDA-txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1987-10-29

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English

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Collegian74.8.3-19871029.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Vandevelder, David, “Article "Handicapped find work at UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 22, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3391.