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Old East, as pictured on June 6, 2021, is the oldest state university building in the nation.

A walkthrough of the history of UNC and Chapel Hill

As the oldest public university in the nation, UNC — and the town that was created because of it — has a rich history that spans over two centuries. From the founding to the civil rights movement to recent tragedies, here's a timeline of some major events that have happened at the University and in Chapel Hill in the past 232 years that students should know about.

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UNC senior attacker Jamie Ortega (3) runs with the ball at the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament against Stony Brook at the Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill on Saturday May 22, 2021. The Tar Heels won 14-11.

Women's lacrosse coaches discuss UNC-Boston College matchup in NCAA Tournament semifinals

On Friday, No. 1 seeded North Carolina women’s lacrosse will face up against ACC opponent and No. 4 seed Boston College at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University. This will be the second time the teams will play each other this season. The first time these two teams met was on March 6 in Chapel Hill where the Tar Heels came out on top, winning 21-9.

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University Methodist Church on Franklin Street, as pictured on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, had its BLM signs torn down.

Black Lives Matter door knocked down again at University United Methodist Church

A display honoring the Black Lives Matter movement outside of University United Methodist Church was knocked down sometime between the evening of Thursday, May 6 and the morning of Friday, May 7. While a restored version was put back on display by May 14, Rev. Justin Coleman voiced concern that the person or people who knocked down the door might be willing to do harm to people either verbally or physically.

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People gather in Raleigh on Saturday May 15, 2021 to protest the Israeli Palestine conflict. Photo courtesy of Nadeen Atieh.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict inspires protests, vigil in Raleigh and faculty statement

People in North Carolina have shown support for Palestinians during the Israeli attacks, from protests in Raleigh to a statement signed by faculty from 23 colleges and universities across the state. “This has been inspiring to the Palestinians on the ground,” said Nadia Yaqub, a professor in the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “To know in this very difficult time there are hundreds of people, just in one state, who care enough to sign a statement like this."

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Dr. Deborah Stroman, a UNC professor, was named the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Woman of the Year. Photo courtesy of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP.

Deborah Stroman named the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP 2021 Woman of the Year

Deborah Stroman, who is a professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the treasurer of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP and a social justice trailblazer, was selected as the branch's 2021 Woman of the Year. "I felt very blessed, very honored," Stroman said. "Not of my accomplishments, but to receive it from an organization that has been working tirelessly to make a difference."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Registrar notified seniors that they will have the option to choose the name that appears on their diploma in ConnectCarolina.

After five-year fight, UNC allows graduates to specify name on diploma

The University Registrar notified seniors that they now have the ability to specify the name that appears on their diplomas. This decision allows students, who may not go by their legal names, to display the name they identify with on their diplomas.  Assistant Provost and University Registrar Lauren DiGrazia said the goal of the decision is to increase student pride in their accomplishments. 

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