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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


February 10, 1998
Carolina Union President Amy Lawler calls for the student body to "take a stand and show your support for the Union. It is our turn to leave a mark on this University." The student body agreed overwhelmingly and passed the Renovation and Expansion Referendum, which gave approval for an increase in student fees to pay for the $14.2 million project.
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February 12, 1998
Chancellor Michael Hooker unveiled "The Carolina Computing Initiative," an effort to ensure that students, faculty and staff have easy access to high-quality and affordable technology and the ability to effectively utilize it.
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April 28, 1998
Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight made a surprise visit to the International Studies 92 (Economics, Ethics, and Impact of the Global Economy) class to discuss global economic issues.
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April 29, 1998
Molly Corbett Broad was inaugurated at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh as president of the University of North Carolina (multi-campus system). President Broad was the first woman to hold this position.
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