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225 years of Tar Heels: James K. Polk
After graduating from UNC in 1818, James K. Polk became the 11th president of the United States (1845-1849). Polk was Tar Heel born and bred,...

James K. Polk: 19th Century Student Activist?
Was there such a thing as student activism in the 19th century? An article in the Daily Tar Heel, published December 5, 1967, asserts that...

Chapel Hill History: Polk Place
On May 31, 1847, President James K. Polk arrived in Chapel Hill, the first sitting president to visit the town. Polk was already quite familiar...

Three famous alums from all 68 NCAA tournament teams
North Carolina: 1. Andy Griffith, actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer. 2. Michael Jordan, legendary Chicago Bulls star who won six NBA titles. 3...



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