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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 26, 1995
Wendell Williamson, a third-year law student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, killed two individuals during a shooting spree on Chapel Hill's Henderson Street. The victims were university sophomore and lacrosse player Kevin Reichardt and Chapel Hill resident Ralph W. Walker, Jr. In addition, Williamson shot and wounded two other individuals.
May 17, 1995
Although virtually unenforceable for twenty-seven years, the Speaker Ban Law was finally repealed by the General Assembly.
May 19, 1995
Joseph Carlyle Sitterson died in Chapel Hill. He was born in Kinston in 1911 and graduated from the University in 1931. From 1966 to 1972, he served as chancellor, facing some of the most turbulent years in the University's history.
July 1, 1995
Michael Hooker officially assumed the office of chancellor.
August 27, 1995
Torrential rains soaked the campus and town of Chapel Hill. The flooding was severe enough that residents of Granville Towers, an off-campus, private residence hall, had to be evacuated.