Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes the burst of minority students enrolling in the University that year. This effort to recruit some 40 minorities was spearheaded by Dr. Tinina Cade, the Director of Minority Affairs at the University of Richmond. She would go…

This short story was written by student Yeu Chor Chan from Hong Kong. This story was his first publication in English. In it, he describes a peaceful scene by a lake (possibly Westhampton Lake, as a "brick bell tower" is to the left of the narrator…

In celebration of the 21 international students studying at the University of Richmond in 1991, this article highlights the experiences of several of these students. Xiaopin Wang from Shanghai, China, and Kilty Manigaladze from the Republic of…

This University of Richmond Collegian article explains the process and the purpose of the four-day pre-orientation session. Head student Ruth Daniels explains that the program was designed to inform minority and international students of the…

In this collection of letters published in The Collegian, two discuss the controversy over the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton…

This University of Richmond Collegian article describes a Commission on Diversity spearheaded by University President Richard L. Morrill that intends to address “the problem of the minority experience” on campus. The article begins with a…

This Collegian feature is written by and about John Wai-Chun Loong, a Chinese international student majoring in business and music. Loong says that he had to break out of his comfort zone at the Heilman Dining Center and joined groups that celebrated…

This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

This poem from the Spring 1990 issue of the Messenger features an assumedly French female student who corrects a classmate's pronunciation of the word 'femme fatale.' Another classmate then reminds her that they aren't in France. The narrator then…

This article reports on Beryl Dennis' experience at the University after transferring from Cuttington University College in Liberia. Dennis, the daughter of the Liberian ambassador to the US and Canada, notes the similarities in course selections,…
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