Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article is a review of the Open Campus for Black Students on April 27, 1971. The article lists how many incoming students are Black, offering a glimpse at how small the community of Black students was at the University. Faculty view the changes…

This article argued that while it was too soon to determine whether the April 27th Open Campus for Black Students program would immediately affect the amount of black applicants, directors of admissions predicted the event would have “tremendous…

This Collegian article discusses "Black Students Visitation Day," a program meant to bring an estimated 80 Black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort to…

A campus forum was arranged to discuss the recent charges on the university by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). According to HEW, UR projects an image of "an exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." The HEW…

CIGNA scholarships at the University of Richmond were granted to qualified black high school students and would provide up to $5,000 for each of their four years at the University. This program funded by the CIGNA Corporation of Philadelphia began in…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

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…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…

This article in the Collegian mentions the admission of a record number of African American students. Based on the university statistics, 45 African American students enrolled at UR. The university staff attributes this increased enrollment of black…

The article addresses how many black students at the University of Richmond think that the playing of "Dixie" could harm black student recruitment. Students said that they would not have attended Richmond if they heard the song before committing to…
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