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Influenza
The influenza pandemic that swept the world in 1918 and 1919 had a very visible effect in Chapel Hill, claiming two consecutive university presidents. Edward Kidder Graham, the popular young president who was leading the university's growth and transformation into a modern research university, d...
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Gardner Hall
Opened in 1953, Gardner was one of three new buildings built for the School of Business Administration (Carroll and Hanes were the others). The new buildings were designed to match the older buildings directly across Polk Place (Saunders, Manning, and Murphey). It has served as the home for several ...
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Carolina blue
The university's distinctive school color originated only a few years after the university opened. Not long after the first students arrived, they organized two debating groups: the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies. The "Di" and "Phi" societies played a large role in campus ...
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Mitchell Hall
Mitchell Hall opened in 1964 to serve as the home for the Department of Geology and has remained so for more than fifty years. The building is named for Elisha Mitchell, a native of Connecticut and graduate of Yale who was hired in 1818 as chair of mathematics at UNC. Mitchell would remain at Caroli...
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