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Name:Bill Friday
Hometown:Dallas, NC
High School:Dallas
Born:July 13, 1920
Died:October 12, 2012
Notes:UNC System President

225 years of Tar Heels: Bill Friday
Bill Friday, who passed away on University Day 2012 at age 92, served as president of the UNC System for 30 years. Friday remarked that...

A Special Connection: Dean Smith and Hugh Morton
On Sunday, February 22nd, there will be a very special gathering in the Smith Center on the UNC campus to celebrate the life of Dean...

'Bill Friday: In His Own Words’
For more than a half-century, William C. “Bill” Friday was the face of higher education in North Carolina. But a year after his death, it...

Bill Friday’s legacy lasts a year later
It has been a full year since former UNC-system President Bill Friday died, but his presence still remains on UNC-CH’s campus. “He was president for...

UNC Year in Review
The first student homicide since Eve Carson, the shocking death of a freshman and the subsequent investigations have dominated headlines. Loss marked others, too, as...

William Friday's life, legacy remembered in service
State leaders and University of North Carolina officials gathered Wednesday to honor the life and legacy of longtime UNC President William C. "Bill" Friday, who...

Bill Friday's final resting place is among friends
On a sweltering July day in 1997, I ran into Bill Friday in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. He was there, alone, making sure everything...

Public Memorial Planned For Bill Friday On UNC Campus
UNC students and members of the Chapel Hill community will have the opportunity next week to pay their final respects to Bill Friday. A public...

Bill Friday: A loss acutely felt, near and far
From across the nation to across the campus, the loss of Bill Friday was acutely felt. Flowers encircled the Old Well on the UNC Chapel...

Remembering Bill Friday
More than once I saw him turn apparent defeat into victory. The begrudging admiration of political opponents was common. One referred to Friday’s feline qualities:...


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