Event DateEvent Name
07-23-1962The Board of Trustees appointed a study committee to research the feasibility and desirability of expanding the three-campus Consolidated University. Under the chairmanship of Thomas J. Pearsall, the committee proposed several changes, the most controversial of which was the renaming of the original member schools to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. The decision outraged supporters and alumni of State College, and after a successful protest campaign, the name was modified to "North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh." In 1965, the name was changed, again, to "North Carolina State University at Raleigh."
10-25-1962More than 500 students participate in a rally and march down Franklin Street in support of the U.S. Blockade of Cuba. During the rally, Cuban leader Fidel Castro was burned in effigy.
12-05-1962Folk singer Pete Seeger performed in Memorial Hall. The proceeds of the concert went to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). A small group of students, critical of Seeger's political views and support of SNCC, protested outside.