Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This letter to the editor, published on November 21, 1974, advocated for the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Since Congress had set March 1979 as the ratification deadline for ERA, 1974 was one of the major years to garner as much…

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…

According to Dean Gehring, an increased interest has been seen from the university faculty and students to recruit a diversified student body. They wanted to recruit students from other socio-economic, racial, and geographic backgrounds. About 12…

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 section of religious life on campus in the 1968 report of Richmond College discusses the newly appointed Director of Religious Activities, Dr. William C. Smith, Jr. A few weeks after his appointment, he started developing programs for students…

Under the student government section of the Richmond College report, the sponsoring of Black Student Day is discussed. The Senate sponsored a day for black students from the Richmond area to be guests on campus in the month of April. An informative…

The student life section of the 1974 president's report discusses the increased involvement of students in "the life and governance of the institution." Due to the increased interest of students in the social rules, there was an amendment to the…

This article by staff writer, Jeb Hockman, discusses the decline of activism on campus against the Vietnam War as compared to the year before. Cook, the Head Resident of Lakeside Dormitory, attributed it to the lack of an organized leadership because…

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…
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