Digital History at Ursinus

Can a Black Man Find Happiness at Ursinus? Well...

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Title

Can a Black Man Find Happiness at Ursinus? Well...

Subject

Recruitment and retention of students of color at Ursinus College

Description

The article was a student-conducted interview between Richard Whaley, the interviewer and creator of the article, and Nathaniel Dupree, a black political science major at the time. In this interview, the two discuss Nathaniel's general happiness on campus as he attempts to assimilate into college life. The article goes into questions such as first impression of Ursinus, professors and their treatment of students, and much more. Dupree goes into detail about his experiences on weekends, and his opinions on why students transfer from Ursinus to another institution. Specifically, Dupree talks a lot about being a minority on Ursinus' campus, and how he feels regarding that as it relates to social life and academics. This undoubtedly encompasses student retention, as he was one that happened to stay among a student body who others often left. However, Dupree also highlights the racial realities faced by black students(and more than likely minority students too) at the time, in their struggle to settle on Ursinus' campus.

Creator

Richard Whaley, The Ursinus Weekly

Source

The Ursinus Weekly

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

November 7, 1974

Contributor

Richard Whaley

Rights

Ursinus College holds the rights to this resource

Format

.pdf version of Ursinus Weekly published November 7, 1974

Language

English

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

"Can a Black Man Find Happiness at Ursinus? Well..." Ursinus Weekly Article, 1974

Coverage

Ursinus College campus, 1974

Files

BlackManFindHappinessUrsinusFull.PNG

Citation

Richard Whaley, The Ursinus Weekly, “Can a Black Man Find Happiness at Ursinus? Well...,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed February 21, 2020, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1475.