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Taylor Residence Hall

Taylor Residence Hall

Opened in 2006, the new apartment-style dorm is part of the Ram Village Community on South Campus. The building is named for former chancellor Nelson Ferebee Taylor (class of 1942), who joined the School of Law faculty in 1968, soon moved into administration, and was named chancellor in 1972. It was a challenging era as UNC, along with many universities nationwide, was still reeling from widespread protests over the Vietnam War and struggling to adapt to an increasingly vocal and diverse student body. During Taylor's time as chancellor (1972—80), the diversity of the student body increased significantly, especially the number of women students at UNC. He was also a successful fund-raiser, most notably in his efforts to expand the university's library system. He was instrumental in securing approval and resources for a new main library, now the Walter Royal Davis Library, completed in 1984, as well as a major renovation of Wilson Library and expansion of the Health Sciences Library.

Date Established: 2004

Date Range: 2004 – Present

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