Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The 1967 edition of the Messenger's theme was "controversy." Its final piece, "The 20th Century vs. The U of R," argues that the University should have less of an influence on students' morality and not act as their "guardian." The piece's author,…

This is a form used by department chairs to aid in recruiting minority faculty during the hiring process. The form is to be filled out and include the minority candidates' "minority category" according to Department of Health standards, and returned…

This letter written on March 24, 1972 is a report from Dean Austin E. Grigg to President Heilman about the Southern Regional Educational Board Conference on Minority Students at Historically White Campuses that he attended on March 23-24, 1972. He…

In this letter, University of Richmond Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Wheeler III addresses University President George M. Modlin on the topic of actions taken by Marian H. Hamilton, the Westhampton College Dean of Students. Wheeler states that…

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

University of Richmond student, John B. Hesch, writes a letter to the Editors of the Collegian to explain his stance on the new two part policy adopted by The Baptist General Association of Virginia. This policy requires all Baptist related academic…

This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song…

A letter to the editor of the Collegian signed by 250 students on campus in response to Eva Wong's disciplining following the Westhampton College Song Contest. Wong, invited a friend from Union Theological Seminary, who was a black student originally…

In this collection of letters published in The Collegian, two discuss the controversy over the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton…
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