Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Dr. Modlin Calls Form On Integration 'Vague'"

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Article "Dr. Modlin Calls Form On Integration 'Vague'"

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This article recounts University of Richmond President Dr. George M. Modlin's decision to abstain from filling out a 1966 questionnaire on Virginia college integration. Modlin said that he declined to answer because he thought the survey contained vague questions. Modlin said he did not know whether the questionnaire, from the Richmond New Leader, was asking for the number of full-time black students or of black students who have just taken a class in certain divisions of the University. Modlin was also unsure if the questionnaire wanted the date black students were first allowed to take courses at the University "two or three" years earlier, or the date the University entirely removed its segregation policy in 1965. For these reasons, according to Modlin, the University of Richmond was one of six out of 30 public and private colleges that received the questionnaire and chose not to respond. The author notes that at the time of this article's publication, no full-time black students were enrolled at the University of Richmond.

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"Dr. Modlin Calls Form On Integration 'Vague.'" The University of Richmond Collegian LIII, no. 23, (March 25, 1966): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19660325.2.6&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1966-03-25

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Dr. Modlin Calls Form On Integration 'Vague'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/415.