Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes a social gathering between Richmond College and Westhampton College students that occurred on December 11, 1914. The article mentions the appearance of the black waiters dressed in all white during the dinner portion of the…

This Collegian article sheds light on the Richmond gay bar Godfrey’s as a source of refuge for LGBTQ+ students who attend the University of Richmond and wish for an alternative to Greek affiliated events. Common Ground director Glyn Hughes explains…

The writer of this article claims that the Messenger will soon "belong to the whole University and not exclusively to Westhampton College" due to Richmond College's upcoming financial involvement in the publication. They elaborate that Richmond…

According to this University of Richmond Collegian article, the Board of Trustees has passed a Westhampton Senate proposal allowing men to eat at the court dining hall during dinner hours. The court dining hall was the all-female dining hall intended…

Beginning in the 1950s, an annual "panty raid" tradition took place on campus when Richmond College students would cross over the bridge to the Westhampton side of campus. Westhampton women would throw panties to the men from their dorm windows. The…

In an attempt to foster better social relations, Westhampton College’s freshmen and juniors will attend Richmond College’s dining hall, and Richmond’s sophomores and seniors will attend the Westhampton dining hall on Friday night. After dinner,…

In this University of Richmond Collegian editorial, student Thomas Franco attributes a lack of socialization between Westhampton College and Richmond College to a reliance on sarcasm to mask uneasiness, all ultimately stemming from student apathy. He…

In this opinion, Butz displays his arguments for why coed housing would be beneficial for the campus and its students. He claims that since women and men have to learn to interact with each other to be successful after college, coed housing will…

This piece gives the opinion of the author on the two main issues to be discussed in the Board of Trustees meeting the next day. It urges to create a "Super-Dean" position for the academic administration for both the Richmond and Westhampton…

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this Collegian opinion piece shows the results of a survey that asked 200 students from Richmond and Westhampton College how each gender would stereotype the other in one phrase. The survey indicates that Westhampton…
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