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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 17, 2007
Dr. Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion at Princeton University, delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture in Memorial Hall.
February 12, 2007
The University dedicated the George Moses Horton Residence Hall, renaming Hinton James North after the enslaved African American poet.
February 15, 2007
The John Motley Morehead Foundation announced the receipt of a $100 million gift from the Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation of Texas. The funds will be used to support and expand the Morehead Scholars program. In recognition of the donation, the organization changed its name to the Morehead-Cain Foundation.
February 21, 2007
With a $50 million gift to the School of Public Health from Dennis and Joan Gillings, the University's "Carolina First" fund-raising campaign reached and surged past the $2 billion mark.
March 20, 2007
The University dedicated the Paul Hardin Residence Hall, renaming Morrison South after the former chancellor, who served from 1988 to 1995.