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Article "RC Registrar Thomas Pollard Develops Proposals"

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Article "RC Registrar Thomas Pollard Develops Proposals"

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In this Collegian article published October 9, 1970, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., the Richmond College registrar and University of Richmond director of admissions, said that the University was slowly developing policies on the admission of black students, partially in response to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's (HEW) criticism of the university's homogeneously white student body, specifically a memo from Dr. Eloise Severinson. Pollard said that he had a proposal to start a program whereby ten to twelve "high risk" students from "minority groups" (descrubed as "black as well as white students) from a low-income background would be admitted to the University and would be provided federal financial assistance. Pollard said students in the program would likely need more than four years, and that the first year would be a time for black students to catch up with their white peers academically. Pollard also said that black students would need to live on campus, so that they wouldn't be treated to a "sundae" on campus and have to return to "pork and beans" at home. He conceded that his might have looked like a "token response," but said that no one else had offered an alternative solution.

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"RC Registrar Thomas Pollard Develops Proposals." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 4, (October 9, 1970): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19701009.2.6&srpos=31&e=--1946---1971--en-20--21--txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1970-10-09

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "RC Registrar Thomas Pollard Develops Proposals",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 15, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/375.