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- 1926 William Rand Kenan Jr. announced a gift of $275,000 for the construction of Kenan Memorial Stadium. The initial pledge was not enough, however, and further funding was needed. Kenan gave the stadium in honor of his parents, William Rand and Mary Hargrave Kenan.
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Monthly Archives: February 2013
We’re celebrating another birthday here at A View to Hugh: today is legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith’s 82nd. This morning’s Daily Tar Heel features a front-page story using two Hugh Morton photographs (unfortunately Morton is not credited): the one … Continue reading → Continue reading
UPDATED, 2/27: As Jack Hilliard points out in a comment below, the page I first posted didn’t include the whole block. I added the previous page, which also includes at least one business still operating in its 1962 location. One of the favorite pastimes of UNC alums returning to campus is to lament how much […] Continue reading
If you read the Daily Tar Heel, you’ve likely read Ian Williams’ iconic column “Why I Hate Duke.” The Daily Tar Heel usually highlights the piece before our first basketball game of the year against Duke. The article is essentially … Continue reading → Continue reading
The UNC-Chapel Hill student newspaper printed its first issue on February 23, 1893. The Tar Heel‘s editors explained that the paper, issued every Thursday morning, would include “a summary of all occurrences in the University and village of Chapel Hill.” The paper vowed to cover UNC sports, “all society news, personals and every subject of […] Continue reading
Wee spend our mid-day sweat, or mid-night oyle; Wee tyre the night in thought; the day in toyle. — Francis Quarles, from Emblemes, 1635 There are times when carrying out my twenty-first century daily toils in front of a computer … Continue reading → Continue reading
Over the years, Hugh Morton has taken hundreds of pictures of basketball great Michael Jordan. There are 124 photographs of Jordan in the Morton online collection so far. One image, however, stands out from all the others. As Jordan turns … Continue reading → Continue reading
Zealous, maniacal, obsessed, rabid. There’s a reason why writers describing Tar Heel fans proceed directly to the extreme corners of the English language. The UNC men’s basketball team has earned every bit of its fans’ devotion, though, with a storied history of dramatic wins. The team has enjoyed no prouder moment than its 1957 season, […] Continue reading
When was the first student body president elected? Who’s a Di and who’s a Phi? What’s a Gimghoul? A new exhibit has been added to The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History that should answer those questions and … Continue reading → Continue reading
In the fall of 1918, students were preparing for battle. In August, Congress had lowered the draft age from 21 to 18, and as part of the Student Army Training Corps (SATC), students drilled daily, anticipating the day that their … Continue reading → Continue reading