Event DateEvent Name
01-18-1954The Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma established the Francis Preston Venable Medal, an annual recognition of one outstanding senior in chemistry. Venable was a Kenan Professor of Chemistry and former University president.
05-12-1954Approximately 400 University students and Chapel Hill residents met in Emerson Stadium for a rally against United States Senator Joseph McCarthy. State representative John Umstead and University professor E. J. Woodhouse spoke at the "Joe Must Go!" event, and McCarthy was hanged in effigy on campus.
08-04-1954The Old Well, which was decaying, was torn down and work began on a reproduction. The replica was built with sturdier pillars, a marble base, and copper dome. It was completed in mid September