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March 2, 1972
Richard Epps became the first African American student body president at the University. Although campus elections were held on February 29, Epps was not declared the winner until March 2 due to computer problems and a possible runoff.
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March 17, 1972
William Clyde Friday was elected president of the University of North Carolina (multi-campus system). Prior to the creation of the system, he served as president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1972.
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