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Academics falls outside my usual hodgepodge of interests, but I couldn’t help noticing — hat tip, slate.com — the 2013 World Reputation Rankings published by Times Higher Education. According to the magazine, “The world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey [is intended] to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands…. […]

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“Did Jesse Helms ever call UNC the ‘University of Negroes and Communists’? “That line has been attributed to the late longtime U.S. senator for many years by many sources. John Dodd, president of the Jesse Helms Center in Wingate, says it is ‘a fabrication.’ ” – From “Jesse Helms and the ‘University of Negroes and […]

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“ ‘It is evidently pleasing to many people,’ said Richard Udry, a sociologist at the University of North Carolina who studied post-blackout birth rates, ‘to fantasize that when people are trapped by some immobilizing event which deprives them of their usual activities, most will turn to copulation.’ “Udry’s [1970] study found that the blackout babies […]

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On this day in 1958: Capping an 18-year legal struggle, the Ackland Art Museum is dedicated at the University of North Carolina. As specified in his bequest, the museum’s benefactor, William Hayes Ackland, is interred within the building with a recumbent statue on his marble sarcophagus. When he died in 1940, Ackland, a Washington lawyer, […]

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“Some of the clearest messages… concerning their perceived status as ornamental husband-hunters…. came from the admissions offices of leading Southern institutions like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which established a ‘Coed Quota’ of 1,000 in 1946 in order to accommodate more male veterans and announced that ‘additional student body increases in the […]

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- We…  object to the reference to Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh as “a sleepy corner of eastern Carolina.” Wake up! Chapel Hill has long been known as the “Intellectual Center of the South.” Get out of your concrete office and come down to visit modern, industrial North Carolina. MARVIN BRODY SONNY EVANS Chapel Hill, […]

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“By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. “Several years earlier, a [University of] Cincinnati student had turned […]

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“Educators are in thrall to their athletic departments because of these television riches and because they respect the political furies that can burst from a locker room. ‘There’s fear,’ [Bill] Friday told me when I visited him on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill last fall. As we spoke, two giant construction […]

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– Agree or disagree, Silent Sam disputants? “We honor people for the good they do, and for their honorableness, and not for their mistakes.” – Speaking of Sam, I’m reminded of another contentious piece  of campus statuary – one that was sent into exile and stripped of two of its figures.  – Capturing Hatteras gave […]

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– At last, Revenge is ours (or not). Including Blackbeard’s artisanal arsenal. – eBay eye-catchers:  a medal of Lost Cause honor and a poster for Louis Armstrong at Carmichael Auditorium. – What exactly is a Confederate monument? And what should Reidsville do with the one that lost its kepied head to a reckless driver?

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