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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


October 16, 1926
Well-known critic and columnist H.L. Mencken visited Chapel Hill as the guest of President Harry W. Chase and Prof. Archibald Henderson.  Mencken did not speak to an audience, but did attend the UNC-Duke football game, where he occupied a "seat of honor" on the Carolina bench and was cheered by the crowd.  Upon leaving the campus, Mencken said, "I am more than ever convinced that the University of North Carolina is one of the greatest intellectual centers of the country."
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