Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Dangerous Poole Bill: Anti-Evolution in North Carolina

In January 8, 1925, David Scott Poole from Hoke County introduced a resolution in the North Carolina State Legislature stating: “That it is the sense of the General Assembly of North Carolina  that it is injurious to the welfare of … Continue reading Continue reading

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“Visions of Tomorrow With Computers of Today”: UNC’s First Computer in 1959

The process of acquiring the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first computer began with a 1951 memorandum from William M. Whyburn, then Kenan Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Department Chairman, to Chancellor R.B. House. Whyburn became interested in … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Student Project on UNC Building History

The students in Dr. Anne Whisnant’s Introduction to Public History class have just released their final project: a terrific online resource dedicated to the complicated histories of buildings on the UNC campus and their namesakes. The site, Names in Brick … Continue reading

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Seeking love beads, legwarmers, and more!

Back in August we sent out a call to alumni seeking clothing from their student days. The items will be used in an exhibition about student fashion at UNC in the twentieth century. We’ve been thrilled by the generous response to our request: Alumni have come forward with a mountain of fantastic items to loan […] Continue reading

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“Throwing the Sand from the Spit-box”: More Student Misconduct, 1841-1847

Last month, we shared a selection of student infractions from the misconduct ledger for the 1840 academic year, found in the Office of the Registrar Records (#40131). Today we’re breaking out the ledger for 1841-1847 for a fresh batch of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Number 1 and only one (so far)

Prolog: Today, December 5th, at 8:00 P.M. UNC Head Football Coach Larry Fedora’s 2015 Tar Heels will take on head coach Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.  Clemson (12-0) is ranked #1 and Carolina (11-1) is … Continue reading Continue reading

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