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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

October 1, 2003
Chancellor James Moeser announced the Carolina Covenant, an initiative to give children of low-income families an opportunity to graduate from the University debt-free if they work on campus 10 to 12 hours weekly in a federal work-study job throughout their four years. The University meets the rest of students' needs through a combination of federal, state, university, and private grants and scholarships.
October 13, 2003
Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan and an alumna of the University, delivered the keynote address for the Graduate School's centennial celebration.
October 17, 2003
Former football standout Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice died at his home in Cherryville at the age of 79. Justice, who played at the University from 1946 to 1949, led the Tar Heels to three bowl games and a #3 national ranking in 1948, the best finish ever for a UNC football team. He was runner-up to Doak Walker of SMU for the Heisman Trophy in 1949.