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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


June 5, 1900
Francis Preston Venable was elected president of the University.
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June 12, 1900
The University began its first summer school program.
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July 28, 1900
William D. Carmichael, Jr. was born in Durham. A 1921 graduate of the University, Carmichael returned in 1940 to serve as finance officer for the Consolidated University of North Carolina. Later, he became vice-president of the Consolidated University and even served as acting-president in 1949-1950. Carmichael Auditorium is named for him.
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October 3, 1900
Thomas Clayton Wolfe, best known for his novel "Look Homeward, Angel," was born in Asheville. Wolfe graduated from the University in 1920.
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