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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.
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.
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.
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.