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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

May 12, 1996
Five University students died in a fire that gutted the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on West Cameron Avenue.
September 5, 1996
Hurricane Fran devastated coastal and central portions of North Carolina. It also caused major destruction on the University's campus and in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
October 5, 1996
The University of Notre Dame women's soccer team defeated the Tar Heels 2-1 in overtime, making the Fighting Irish the first college team to beat a UNC women's soccer team in two straight games.
December 15, 1996
Quoting rap lyrics and discussing hip-hop performers, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson delivered a controversial December commencement address, the title of which was "Is America Still a Dream?"