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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


July 23, 1962
The University’s Board of Trustees appointed a study committee to research the feasibility and desirability of expanding the three-campus Consolidated University. Under the chairmanship of Thomas J. Pearsall, the committee proposed several changes, the most controversial of which was the renaming of the original member schools to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. The decision outraged supporters and alumni of State College, and after a successful protest campaign, the name was modified to “North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh”; in 1965, the name was changed, again, to “North Carolina State University at Raleigh.”
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