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This Day In History
- 1918 The Board of Trustees adopted President Edward Kidder Graham's recommendations concerning the selection of Kenan Professorships. The first five Kenan Professors named were: Dr. Francis P. Venable, Kenan Professor of Chemistry; Dr. H. V. Wilson, Kenan Professor of Zoology; Dr. Edwin Greenlaw, Kenan Professor of English; Dr. William MacNider, Kenan Professor of Pharmacology; and William Cain; Kenan Professor of Mathematics.
UNC History Online
Digital North Carolina, the blog of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
For the Record, the blog of the University Archives and Records Management Services.
News and Events, the news blog of UNC Library.
North Carolina Miscellany, the blog of the North Carolina Collection.
Southern Sources, the blog of the Southern Historical Collection.
A View to Hugh, a blog of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.
Author Archives: Jaffa Panken, Carolina Academic Library Associate
Before there were Pit preachers, there was Mrs. Otelia Connor, an elderly Southern woman who patrolled the manners of Carolina students in the 1960s. Instead of a Bible, she carried an umbrella to thwack those who ran afoul of her … Continue reading → Continue reading
Imagine having 19 roommates instead of one. How would you protect your belongings without a lock on your door? What if your only source of heat in the winter occasionally spewed fireballs rivaling the Hunger Games? Male students attending UNC … Continue reading → Continue reading
During World War II, UNC employed German prisoners of war in the dining halls. Beginning in 1943, the Navy rented facilities from UNC to operate a Pre-Flight Training School and other training grounds. As part of that arrangement, Lenoir Hall … Continue reading → Continue reading
Everything gets more stressful when parents get involved, especially choosing courses. In 1918, Llewellyn French signed up for a chemical engineering course that required 2 years of German. At the time, the U.S was fighting Germany in World War I. The … Continue reading → Continue reading
Carolina students and alumni serving abroad during World War I didn’t just write letters home to their parents; they also wrote to University President Edward Kidder Graham. A recent ‘Spotlight’ post on the University’s home page explores the close relationship between student soldiers … Continue reading → Continue reading