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If it Ain't Broke...

Andy and the Ghost

Thomas Wolfe

Gimghoul Castle

Birds of a Feather

What's a Tar Heel?


UNC's First Computer

Manning Drive

Horace Williams House

HW House Residents

Area Street Names

Mount Mitchell


Swim Test

Need a Ride?


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Joy in the Morning

Hinton James

A Noble Tradition?

Painting the Town Blue

Di and Phi Societies

When Carroll, Hanes and Gardner Halls were constructed in the 1950s for the new School of Business Administration, a salesman persuaded the University to use new chalkboards made from glass instead of slate, claiming that the new boards would be easier to erase, less expensive and easier on student eyes because they were green instead of black. Unfortunately, about six months after the new buildings opened, 32 of the glass boards spontaneously exploded during the night. Students arriving in the morning found, in place of chalkboards, small crystals lying on the floor [19].

The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill

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