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This Day In History
- 1925 The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees named the last Kenan Professor to be selected in the 1920s. Archibald Henderson was appointed as Kenan Professor of Mathematics, replacing Kenan Professor of English Edwin Greenlaw, who had resigned to accept a position at Johns Hopkins University.
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Category Archives: University History
Have you heard the story that the Bell Tower was intentionally placed right behind Wilson Library so that, when viewed from South Building, the top of the tower looks like a dunce cap on the round dome of the library? … Continue reading → Continue reading
We are pleased to present this guest post from UNC-Chapel Hill student Autumn Linford. Aros Coke Cecil’s photographs could be the work of any UNC undergrad of any era. Playing sports, the Old Well, friends goofing around, socializing with pretty … Continue reading → Continue reading
This post contains information about reproductive health that may be sensitive for some readers. A decade of change in UNC’s student population sparked several changes in reproductive and sexual health dialogue on campus. From 1967 to 1977, women grew from … Continue reading → Continue reading
In the University Archives, our work often has us viewing contemporary events with an eye toward the past. So while we look ahead to Friday night’s football game between UNC and Wake Forest, we see it not just as an … Continue reading → Continue reading
There are many forms of protest and one of them is the uninhibited celebration of your culture and the artistic achievements of your peers. Last month at the Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) symposium in Atlanta, one of the … Continue reading → Continue reading
On May 28, 2015, the UNC Board of Trustees voted to remove the name of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate Army colonel William Saunders from a campus building and rename it “Carolina Hall.” Additionally, the Board voted to place … Continue reading → Continue reading
UNC’s campus culture and the lives of students can be examined through the sometimes exciting, sometimes fraught lens of the performing arts. From controversial visiting artists to the joyful and attentive work of student and faculty artists on campus, performance … Continue reading → Continue reading
The farcical drama Three in the Attic was released on this day in 1968. The film is set at a fictional New England college, but was filmed primarily at and around UNC. The plot centers on one student, Paxton, who begins dating three … Continue reading → Continue reading
Attending a performance or two of “The Nutcracker” is a yearly holiday tradition among many families across the United States. It continues to be a staple in the repertoire of dance companies around the country and for countless theater-goers, a … Continue reading → Continue reading