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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 14, 1919
The Board of Trustees approved faculty chairman Marvin Hendrix Stacy's recommendations for the formation of a School of Commerce and the employment of a director of music, a university health officer, and an editor of university publications. The Board also agreed with Stacy's proposal for a women's dormitory, which is now known as Spencer Hall.
January 21, 1919
Chairman of the faculty Marvin Hendrix Stacy died of influenza. At the time of his death, Stacy was serving as the campus's chief administrator due to the death of President Edward Kidder Graham, who also died of influenza.