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Carr Building
Opened in 1900 as a dormitory, the Carr Building was funded in its entirety by Julian Shakespeare Carr, an alumnus and frequent donor to the university. The dorm was built with all the modern (for 1900) conveniences, including electricity and indoor plumbing. It housed students through the 1970s and...
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Carolina Playmakers
The Carolina Playmakers was the name for the drama program and the faculty, staff, students, and community members who staged plays at the university. The Playmakers started in 1918 with the arrival of Frederick Henry Koch, a professor from the University of North Dakota. Koch had developed a type o...
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Cyprett's Bridge
After the University of North Carolina received its charter, the board of trustees had to find a location for the university. Wanting a site near the center of the state, they considered several locations before settling on an area within a fifteen-mile radius of Cyprett's Bridge in northern Cha...
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Beat Dook Parade
The practice of misspelling the name of UNC—Chapel Hill's rival as "Dook" probably began in the 1930s, when "Beat Dook" banners were common at pep rallies. The annual Beat Dook Parade, sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, began in 1948 with a procession of twenty-eight c...
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