Editor’s Note: This post comes from a UofR student that wishes to remain anonymous.
The University of Richmond is now consumed in controversy as its Jepson School of Leadership Studies announced that it will honor “Victoria Cobb – president of The Family Foundation, one of the nation’s most successful pro-family, pro-life lobbying organizations-” with the Jepson School’s 10th Year Reunion Recognition Award.
The award recognizes her “work as an advocate for marginalized and underserved people. ” This information was initially conveyed by Dr. Kerstin M. Soderlund who is the Associate Dean for Student & External Affairs at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. Subsequent discussions and dialogue have conveyed the message that the quote about “marginalized and underserved people“was a typo from other candidates biographies. In reaction there have been many meetings and discussion about the event. One group of concerned students wrote The Collegian.
In support of Cobb was another student with the opinion of this article.
The subsequent comments on each article are very interesting. The main challenge to the award is Richmond’s new strategic plan which is a commitment to diversity and inclusive communities