Monthly Archives: July 2016

From Tokyo to Chapel Hill: UNC’s First International Student

The first international student to study at UNC was Shinzaburo Mogi, from Tokyo, Japan, who was enrolled during the 1893-1894 school year. Mogi had an interesting personal history. His family in Japan was involved in the production of soy sauce, beginning … Continue reading

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The School Colors: The History of Carolina Blue

The school colors for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are some of the most recognizable in higher education. Carolina Blue is a symbolic and beloved shade that, for many alums and Carolina fans, immediately conjures up images … Continue reading

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Violence, Hardship, and the Southern Response

The South has witnessed unspeakable historical violence, hardship, and unrest. Whether it is a system developed over hundreds of years or the single act of one person, Southerners have used these circumstances as fuel to protest for a better reality … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Post Looks at the Naming of McCorkle Place

In a new post on the blog of the Chancellor’s Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill history, Rob Shapard looks at the naming of McCorkle Place at UNC, including why it took nearly 150 years to name something after one of … Continue reading

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