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225 years of Tar Heels: James Gallagher
James Gallagher came to the University of North Carolina in 1970 as a Kenan Professor in the School of Education and the director of the...

WXYC celebrates 40 years of airtime
It was Friday, March 18, 1977. Jimmy Carter was president, and the top hit on the radio was Barbra Streisand’s “Evergreen.” the theme song from...

UNC team of researchers make discoveries for early education
A study recently completed by a team at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute discovered high quality of early education prepares children for a...

“Search For A Common Ground”: Frank Porter Graham’s 1966 Commencement Address
In researching the class of 1966 for its 50th anniversary, I found that year’s commencement address. The speech, titled “Search for a Common Ground,” was...

Moonlight Graham Among 20 Greatest Halloween-Related Names in Sports
Moonlight Graham: MLB (New York Giants 1905, UNC baseball player, brother of former UNC President Frank Porter Graham) Best known for his inclusion in the...

Mia Hamm returns to UNC for lecture on excellence
The lights came back on and the masked figures left the room. With the century-old ritual for new member selection to The Order of the...

Suspect in custody following UNC campus lockdown
Chapel Hill police took a man into custody late Sunday afternoon following reports of "an armed and dangerous person" that briefly put the UNC campus...

Photo: John F. Kennedy at University Day, 1961
President John F. Kennedy speaks onstage on University Day, October 12, 1961, at Kenan Stadium. The dignitaries seated behind Kennedy include then-governor Terry Sanford ('39,...

Jonathan Cooper, Scott Goodwin, Hans Peng Honored At Chancellor's Awards
Three Tar Heel student-athletes were honored Thursday afternoon at the annual Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Academics and Student Activities and Leadership. Jonathan Cooper, Scott...

Bill Friday turns 92
Bill Friday turns 92 years old today. Here is photographed with his wife, Ida, and Frank Porter Graham in 1949...


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