University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Statue of Confederate soldier Silent Sam. The statue was toppled by a crowd in 2018, and the plinth (pedestal) was ordered removed by Chancellor Carol Folt in the same letter in which she resigned. As of October 2020 it is in storage.
Panoramic image of the main quad
Franklin Street forms the northern border of main campus and contains many popular restaurants and shops. In addition, it serves as a focal point for cultural events including Halloween festivities and major basketball victory rallies.
The Morehead Planetarium, designed by Eggers & Higgins, first opened in 1949.
A representation of the university seal, located in front of South Building and dedicated by the class of 1989.
Students walk past the Old Well, a symbol of UNC-Chapel Hill for years
The Morehead–Patterson Bell Tower was completed in 1931 and stands 172 feet tall.
South Building, administrative offices of the chancellor and College of Arts and Sciences
Students walking through campus between classes
The Davis Library
Louis Round Wilson Library opened in 1929 and serves as the special collections library.
The NCC is the largest collection of printed materials related to a single state.
Graham Memorial is adjacent to Franklin Street and houses the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Honors Study Abroad program.
Water tower featuring the official UNC athletics logo
Rameses at the 1957 Victory Bell football game
Celebration on Franklin Street after victory over Duke
The 2007 commencement ceremony in Kenan Memorial Stadium
The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies of UNC were founded in 1795 and have debates each week in the New West building.
The Forest Theatre was first used for outdoor drama in 1916 to celebrate the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death.
Undergraduates on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill
At the end of each semester, students organize a flash mob dance party in the library.
Lenoir Hall
Old East Residence Hall, built in 1793
James K. Polk was President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.
Thomas Wolfe remains one of the most important writers in modern American literature, authoring works such as Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River.
Andy Griffith was an active member of Chapel Hill's arts community while attending UNC, later starring in productions such as A Face in the Crowd and The Andy Griffith Show.
Michael Jordan (left) played basketball under Dean Smith (right) while attending the University of North Carolina. Jordan helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA Championship with a game-winning jump shot.

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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The Hunting Ground

2015 American documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and the reported failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately.

Theatrical release poster

The documentary focuses on Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, two former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students who filed a Title IX complaint against UNC in response to their rapes while enrolled.

Oliver Smithies

British-American geneticist and physical biochemist.

Smithies with the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2009)
Oliver Smithies (second on the left)

Subsequently, he was the Excellence Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Andy Griffith

American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television.

Griffith in 1960, Andy Griffith Show
Griffith with Lee Remick (l) and Patricia Neal (r) on the set of A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Andy Griffith and Julie Adams in 1962
Publicity photo with Lee Meriwether for The New Andy Griffith Show, 1971
Two icons on the set of "The Andy Griffith-Don Knotts-Jim Nabors Hour" variety special (aired on October 7, 1965)
Griffith & Howard in a 1961 publicity photo for The Andy Griffith Show
Griffith receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from president George W. Bush (2005)

He attended the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1949.

John Forsythe

American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades.

Forsythe in 1957
The handprints of John Forsythe in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.
With Noreen Corcoran in Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Hollywood Walk of Fame

He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn at the age of 16, and began attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

American poet, painter, social activist, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

Ferlinghetti in 1965
A sample of Ferlinghetti's work at San Francisco's Jack Kerouac Alley, which is adjacent to the City Lights Bookstore
Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 2012 at Caffe Trieste
Career Award Plaque conferred on October 28, 2017, at the Premio di Arti Letterarie Metropoli di Torino, Italy

He attended the Mount Hermon School for Boys (later Northfield Mount Hermon) graduating in 1937, then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.A. in journalism in 1941.

Lewis Black

American stand-up comedian and actor.

Black in 2007
Black in 2007 at "Stand Up for Heroes"

Every college he applied to except Georgetown rejected him, but by that point he had decided he did not want to go there, so he attended the University of Maryland, College Park for one year before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


American radio station broadcasting a college radio format.

Licensed to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, the station is run by students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1982 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1982 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.

James Worthy of North Carolina was named the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Larry Brown (basketball)

American basketball coach and former player who is currently an assistant coach of the Memphis Tigers.

Brown at a press conference, February 2014
Brown (center) coaching the New York Knicks in 2005

Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and professionally in the ABA.

Paul Wellstone

American academic, author, and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash near Eveleth, Minnesota, in 2002.

Portrait of Wellstone
Wellstone's campaign bus.
Paul and Sheila Wellstone memorial, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Paul Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site near Eveleth, Minnesota.
Paul and Sheila Wellstone's grave markers; Marcia's can also be seen, on the far right.

He then graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. and Ph.D. in political science.