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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

February 11, 1926
Professor Frederick Koch and the Carolina Playmakers visited President Calvin Coolidge in the White House.
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."
November 13, 1926
William Rand Kenan Jr. announced a gift of $275,000 for the construction of Kenan Memorial Stadium. The initial pledge was not enough, however, and further funding was needed. Kenan gave the stadium in honor of his parents, William Rand and Mary Hargrave Kenan.