Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter and reply from William & Mary Director L.W. Webb to George Modlin

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Letter and reply from William & Mary Director L.W. Webb to George Modlin

Description

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 presumed that his English would be too poor. The student's sponsor claimed that his English was proficient and that the University of Richmond had an agreement with the student's school to accept their students. Therefore, Webb wanted to know how these students' English typically was, both spoken and written. Also, he wanted to know how they chose which students to accept. A Dean Pinchbeck of the University of Richmond responded on March 4, 1954, by saying that the University had accepted students from the Chinese student's school before and they have thrived both academically and with their English. He concluded the letter by delineating the finances of these students by stating that they require at least 1,700 dollars per year.

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Letter and reply from William & Mary Director L.W. Webb to President Modlin, 11 January 1954; 04 March 1954, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 7 Folder 5, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1954-01-11
1954-03-04

Contributor

Pinchbeck, Raymond B.

Language

English

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UA6.2.4.3.7.5-19540111.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Webb, L.W., “Letter and reply from William & Mary Director L.W. Webb to George Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1882.