Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

This article summarizes a discussion concerning the impact of race on social and academic life at the University of Richmond, led by a panel of two University students (Kim Green and Eric Freeman) and four alumni (Travis Williams, Tracy Jansen,…

The editor of the Messenger, John Davis, lashes out at students Lacy and Atkins for their criticism of the literary magazine's contents. Both men called for the magazine to contain more humor and Davis urges for them to submit some themselves, as the…

This satirical article is written by a Westhampton student who ironically argues for the reasons why sororities should be brought to the University of Richmond, namely, for the benefit of the males. The writer creates a mock scenario at a party and…

This essay, written by freshman John E. Donaldson, was the opening piece in the Fall 1957 edition of The Messenger. In it, Donaldson describes his hesitance toward forced integration. He begins his argument by asserting that he is "not defending the…

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 article addresses the threat posed to the further existence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Richmond due to the university's non-compliance with integration. As the top of the article, theCollegianeditor…

In response to a Collegian article written by Westhampton College student Taylor Daniel (‘06) claiming that the Richmond shield was a symbol of hate related to the Croatian flag from 1941-1945, Richmond College student Patrick Elgin (‘06) refutes…

A referendum that had asked Westhampton College students whether they were in favor or not in favor of bringing sororities on campus resulted in a 63.3% vote against sororities. The vote against bringing sororities on campus “was strongest…

This Collegian opinion piece commends the “notable improvement in the food served in the refectory,” which is the Richmond College dining hall. Writer Randall K. Falls attributes this improvement to the new manager Gary Snyder and his staff.
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