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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


April 14, 1920
At a meeting of the University's Executive Committee, President Harry W. Chase named three faculty members to be Kenan Professors. They were: Professor of History, J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton; Professor of the Romance Languages and Literature, William M. Dey; and Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Collier Cobb. Professors Cobb and Dey were also the first to be named Kenan Research Professors.
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April 28, 1920
Harry Woodburn Chase, who served as University president from 1919 to 1930, delivered his inaugural address, "The State University and the New South."
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