Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article in the Collegian mentions the misleading representation of minority students in the UR admissions brochure titled "This is a book of facts." Markita Boney, a black student, stated that UR is not as diverse as it depicts in these…

In this piece published in The Collegian the creator asks a variety of students what they would do if they were the president of the University of Richmond for a day. Laura Moore, a freshman, answered, "Bring more black people to campus." Elijah…

The article, "Two Students Discuss The Life Of A One Percent Minority" published by The Collegian on January 18th, 1973, interviews two black students, Stanley Davis and Belinda Carr, on their University of Richmond experience. Stanley Davis was the…

The article "Registrars Seek To Overcome 150 Years Of Black Exclusion" published by The Collegian on January 18th, 1973, describes University of Richmond's administrators' efforts to reconcile 150 year history of excluding black people, to instead…

Jeff Crosan, a Collegian staff writer, talked about the University's increased interest in admitting quality students. The article mentions that UR loses most of its students to William & Mary. The article states that the recruitment of black…

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…

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 published December 7th, 1978 called “Recruiting Trouble Cited By Students” discusses the frustration of black students at University of Richmond in regards to the imbalance between the number of black men versus black women enrolled.…

“Minorities Studied” is a Collegian article from November 21st, 1985, that expressed a need from faculty and black students for the University of Richmond to recruit a more diverse population of students. The article introduces a…

The article "More Black Recruitment Proposed," published by The Collegian April 3rd, 1986, discusses whether or not there was a need to recruit more black students. The Students Affairs office would have been in charge of hiring a black minority…
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