“We could have the best football team and the best basketball team in the country,” Willingham says. “We could recruit whoever we wanted, and we could provide a real education.”
Mr. Friday was the face of higher education and public service in the state for so long and was so influential in many things.
CHAPEL HILL – Former President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation which...
Carolina and Villanova have played 14 times in men’s basketball, with the Tar Heels holding a 10-4 record, 4-1 in the NCAA Tournament. But almost all of the games have been significant. To wit: Their first meeting was in 1956,...
My Tribute to W.C. “Bill” Friday After hearing the sad news of Mr. Friday’s death last Friday, University Day, I found the following tribute I began writing 2 years ago on the top of my desk. I write this for two reasons (maybe...Read More
By dying on October 12, the 219th anniversary of the university’s founding, UNC President Emeritus William Friday once again turned a seeming defeat into a victory. It was, some were saying, just like Presidents Jefferson and...Read More