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Article "University Publication's Board Censors Collegian Sex Survey"

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Article "University Publication's Board Censors Collegian Sex Survey"

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This article, "University Publication's Board Censors Collegian Sex Survey," was published in The Collegian on May 17, 1968, by an unnamed author. The article referred to a decision by the University of Richmond Board of Publications to "censor The Collegian to prevent anticipated publication of a sex morality survey," which included questions about premarital sex and illegal drug use. According to Dr. William T. Muse, the president of University of Richmond Publications, Inc., the Board's vote was unanimous; the Board claimed that it is not The Collegian's purpose to create news, the survey was not conducted correctly, and the questions were not formulated properly. However, the survey data was collected from assemblies and class meetings and roughly 51% of the student population answered the survey. In addition, the morality survey questions were taken from a similar survey done at the College of William and Mary which had been published in their newspaper, the Flat Hat, and the questions were drafted with help from the college's sociology department.

Source

"University Publication's Board Censors Collegian Sex Survey." The University of Richmond Collegian LV, no. 29 (May 17 1968): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19680517.2.5&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian

Date

1968-05-17

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "University Publication's Board Censors Collegian Sex Survey",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 19, 2017, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1947.