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Bill Friday: In His Own Words

This past weekend saw the opening of Wilson Library’s newest exhibit — “Bill Friday: In His Own Words.” President Friday was a central figure in the University as well as an influential leader at the state and national levels.┬áCome on … Continue reading

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The New Indentured Class

In 1982, UNC System President Bill Friday wrote suggestions to give before the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education. ┬áHis suggestions were a response to President Reagan’s proposals to cut student financial aid. One of President Friday’s counterpoints to the proposed … Continue reading

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A Bygone University Day

On October 12, 1961, Present John F. Kennedy came to UNC at Chapel Hill to celebrate University Day. William C. Friday, president of the Consolidated System of North Carolina (before it became the University of North Carolina system) remembers that … Continue reading

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University of North Carolina System celebrates its 40th anniversary

In 1971, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that created the University of North Carolina System, encompassing all of the state-supported institutions of higher learning in North Carolina. Today, the UNC System includes Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, … Continue reading

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