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Lux Libertas
The university's motto is Lux Libertas, Latin for "light and liberty." It was adopted in 1897 at the same time as the new school seal, which included a crest with the words on it. In their minutes approving the new seal, the UNC Board of Trustees noted that the seal (and presumably the m...
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Glee Club
One of the university's oldest student clubs, the UNC Glee Club was founded in 1848 at the suggestion of math instructor Charles Phillips. The club soon became a fixture at celebrations and official events and helped introduce at least a couple of notable songs. In 1878 the Glee Club was the fir...
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Hillel
The first Jewish student organization at UNC was the Menorah Society, active in the 1910s and 1920s. The group was the center of a minor controversy when university president Frank Porter Graham offered the group space in the campus YMCA, despite objections from the YMCA national organization. The M...
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Ehringhaus Residence Hall
Ehringhaus Residence Hall was one of two high-rise dorms completed in 1962, as the university campus continued to move south in order to find a home for its expanding student body. The initial residents of the dorm were all first-year men students. Ehringhaus remained all men until 1972. In the 1970...
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