Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article shares the accomplishments of two Chinese alumni, John Paau (RC '25) and Cheng Yeung Hui (RC '22). Both were members of Philologian Society while students at Richmond College. The article shares that Paau attended Columbia University…

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…

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 Collegian article discusses the YWCA's intention to sponsor a student from India to receive an education at Westhampton College. The criteria for choosing the student would be determined by the Indian Embassy. The student would be considered a…

This reports on an event called "Hands Around the Lake," which was part of Founder's Week and held in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. The event attracted a "moderate-sized crowd composed of students and faculty," with music, dancing, and speaking.…

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 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,…

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…

This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in…

This Collegian article desccribes an interview with a Chinese student, Julia Mao, at Westhampton College. Mao was one of two Chinese students on campus at the time. From Shanghai, China, Mao held a B.A. degree from the University of Shanghai…
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