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“Search For A Common Ground”: Frank Porter Graham’s 1966 Commencement Address

Having recently graduated from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, I thought it would be fitting for my final blog post to examine a past graduation. In researching the class of 1966 for its 50th anniversary, … Continue reading

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Electing a President: 85 Years Ago Today

Eighty-five years ago today on June 9, 1930, Frank Porter Graham was elected president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. According to the minutes of the Board of Trustees: Mr. A.H. Graham, Chairman of the Fact-finding Committee … 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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