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Author Archives: Morgan Jones, Graduate Assistant
Although Carolina does not currently host any official sci-fi student groups, Chapel Hill was home to the Chimera Fantasy and Science Fiction Club from 1984 to 1996. The Chimera Club was open to all students interested in science fiction and … Continue reading
For the summer of 2014, incoming students were asked to read The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Set on a Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, the novel is a coming-of-age story about a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and … Continue reading
About a year ago, we wrote about restrictions on UNC’s female students in the 1950s and 1960s. Women were often not allowed to travel alone or after certain hours. While perusing a fraternity scrapbook from 1951, we found a telegram from … Continue reading
This page from a 1954 scrapbook shows members of UNC’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and friends on a trip to the beach. What are your plans this summer? Will you be going to the beach?
On this day in 1994, the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Carolina’s students, staff, and faculty pass the Cemetery on a regular basis. It is as much a part of the campus … Continue reading
While Memorial Day might traditionally mark the beginning of the Summer Season for vacationers, it is also an important day of remembrance for the United States. Every year, we remember everyone who has died in the service of our country. … Continue reading
We’re so proud of everyone who graduated yesterday! Congratulations! But did you know that up until 2006, all undergraduates were required to pass a swim test in order to graduate? Well, the swim test was not unique to Carolina. It … Continue reading
On Wednesday, April 30 at 3:00 pm on the front porch of the Love House and Hutchins Forum, four undergraduate interns with the Southern Oral History Program will share a live performance based on their collected oral histories from this spring … Continue reading
A Sudden Ending and a New Beginning: The Assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Birth of UNC’s Black Student Movement
On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. As the nation reeled in shock, UNC-Chapel Hill also reacted to the vicious ending of a life dedicated to the … Continue reading