Author Archives: Megan Williams, Graduate Assistant

Law Students Vote for Integrated Dance

“Shall the Law School Association sponsor and pay for a dance this coming spring?” reads a ballot that was distributed to UNC School of Law students in January 1952. The student organization had sponsored a dance for a number of … Continue reading

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R.D.W. Connor: Professor, Historian, Archivist

Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, class of 1899, served as the first Archivist of the United States. He was born in Wilson on September 26, 1878. After graduating from UNC, Connor took teaching and administrative positions at several public schools in … Continue reading

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From the Bauhaus to the Hills of North Carolina

The artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) had many ties to the state of North Carolina and to our own university. Born in Germany, Albers attended the Bauhaus in 1920 and, in 1925, became the first student to be offered a faculty … Continue reading

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“The Student Body” Public Art Controversy

The UNC campus is no stranger to controversial art. The Confederate Monument known as “Silent Sam” has a long history of causing controversy. It was erected in 1913 to honor the university students that fought to defend the south in … Continue reading

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