"The constitutional obligation to foster the University
is upon us. And we can gain the approval of posterity by exerting
ourselves on behalf of this institution, until the University of North
Carolina shall become a synonym for all that is progressive in science
or elevating in education."
-- Daniel G. Fowle, Governor of North Carolina, 1889
Source: The News
& Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), December 16, 1991.