Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 opinion piece, written in 1995, details the study abroad experience of Christie Getman, in Martinique, in the French West Indies. She describes how life changing the experience was for her, and how there were rarely any other white people, and…

This article published in The Collegian interviews several students at the University of Richmond to see their first impressions of the school. One particular student, Soizic Ziegler, stated that she did not think the school was "foreign" enough and…

In 1991, the University of Richmond began an “experiment” to observe whether replacing “the required Western Civilization course with a more multicultural course” (titled “Interdisciplinary Core Course: Exploring Human Experience”) would…

A description of Miss Susan M. Lough, who received the dedication of the Westhampton College yearbook of 1930. The description states "To you, whose smiling Irish eyes have been a source of joy to us..." Lough was the head of the department of…

This University of Richmond opinion piece, written by student Abdullah Mina, criticizes the University’s lack of commitment to teaching and speaking foreign languages. More specifically, Mina commends the attention given to language at Westhampton…

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…

Richmond College student, Matt Rafalow (‘06), encourages University of Richmond students to attend the Thursday night screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This event is part of the University of Richmond’s Coming Out Week that is hosted by…

In the years before 1962, YWCA would sponsor a foreign student to study at the University of Richmond. Its last scholar was a Muslim student from Turkey. In 1962, YWCA did not fund a foreign scholar to come to the United States but instead sent $500…

In this short essay supporting American expansion, S. J. Rowland gives a brief history on the concept of colonization by the British, and then gives a chronological history of the United States' acquisition of land in the contiguous country and…
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