Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The winter 1960 Alumni Bulletin featured the account of Park P. Dickerson (RC '55) and his time at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. Dickerson discusses South Africa's culture, the people,…

Under the student affairs section of the annual Westhampton College report, Dean Gehring talked about the continued support by YWCA of the Nigerian international student Irene Ebhomielen. She further mentioned the fundraisers organized to arrange…

As part of its annual project of sponsoring an international student to attend the University of Richmond, YWCA sponsored Irene Ebhomielen, a Nigerian student. Many arrangements were made for her accommodation, tutoring, and introduction to the…

This Collegian feature is written by and about John Wai-Chun Loong, a Chinese international student majoring in business and music. Loong says that he had to break out of his comfort zone at the Heilman Dining Center and joined groups that celebrated…

This is the Annual Report from the Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions for Richmond College submitted by the Director of Admissions, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., to President George M. Modlin for the 1970-1971 academic school year. That year,…

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…

This page is one of many showing photos and descriptions of junior year students. The second student on the page (from the top) is To Sham Cheung, who is from Canton, China. He is the only student Asian student present in all of the class rosters.…

The Director of The College Of William & Mary, L.W. Webb, wrote President Modlin on January 11, 1954, to discuss an application the College of William & Mary had received from a Chinese student. They rejected this student because they…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…

This Collegian article discusses a University of Richmond planned auction to raise tuition money for Miss Irene Ebhomielen, a Nigerian student. Ebhomielen's first year's tuition was paid by the Westhampton International student fund. The Westhampton…
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