"From the coming of the first student to its open doors . . . the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been a magic gulf stream
flowing in an ever-widening current through the lives of people in the
cities, the counties and the state of North Carolina and beyond -- tempering
the customs, traditions and habits of the people it serves and lifting
them to higher levels of living wherever it has gone."
-- Albert Coates,
Founder and first director of the Institute of Government at the University
of North Carolina
Coates, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill :
A Magic Gulf Stream in the Life of North Carolina, 1978. p.