History & Lore

16 Apr: Zoo

The university had an often contentious relationship with Jesse Helms that extended long before he was first elected to the…

16 Apr: Women's Rules

Soon after the first women students entered the university in the 1890s, administrators began to devise separate rules to manage…

16 Apr: White Phantoms

From the 1920s through the early 1950s the men's basketball team was known informally as the "White Phantoms." They were…

16 Apr: Victory Village

After World War II the university experienced a rapid increase in enrollment, especially among married students attending college on the…

16 Apr: Utilities

A major theme for the early twentieth-century history of the university and Chapel Hill —as it was for much of…

16 Apr: Toronto Exchange

One of the university's earliest exchange programs, the Toronto Exchange ran for more than thirty years. In the program, a…