Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to E. Bruce Heilman

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Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to E. Bruce Heilman

Description

This November 28, 1980 letter is from Dewey E. Dodds, Director of the Office for Civil Rights Region III for the Department of Education, and is addressed to University of Richmond President Dr. Bruce E. Heilman. The letter informs Heilman "of the results of the Office of Civil Rights' (OCR) survey of the University's structural accommodations, cited in the October 15th letter from the University counsel, Eva Tashjian-Brown." A member of Dodds' staff, Raymond Thatcher, toured the University facilities with Tashjian-Brown, and noted structural changes at the University. The OCR commended the University for creating a more accessible campus for "handicapped students," and their "efforts to implement the provisions of its Affirmative Action and Transition Plans." Dodds requests that Heilman submit a report indicating the University's efforts "to increase its black and minority enrollment in the graduate and professional schools" by November 29, 1981. Under the Freedom of Information Act, this document was to be available if needed for public inquiry. Dodds directs Heilman to contact the Director of the OCR Postsecondary Education Division, Robert Harvey, for any assistance.

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Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to E. Bruce Heilman, 28 November 1980, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 5 “U.S. Government - HEW - Civil Rights "Compliance Review" (April 1979)," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1980-11-28

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Dodds, Dewey E., “Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to E. Bruce Heilman,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 1, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2217.