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Refused to Move

February 9, 2015 Executive Editor 4

An iconic photograph that dramatically contradicted Richmond’s genteel segregationist reputation during the Civil Rights demonstrations of 1960 was snapped not by an Associated Press photojournalist, as widely believed, but by a little-known Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) student named Malcolm Carpenter.

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Haircut Wars

September 7, 2014 Executive Editor 0

Fifty years ago, VCU’s predecessor, Richmond Professional Institute, endured a reputation as a college for working stiffs, bohemians and funky art students. Still, in this eccentric melting pot of starched business majors and black turtleneck bohemians, administration took student grooming very seriously, with one case nearly reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.