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inevitable: On one day in 1828, 30 stu-
dents conspired, employed some sort of
signals and "retired" en masse from the
The devout, patient and well-mannered scholar, of course, didn't make the
news. But it's safe to say the sunrise
chapel bell was not greeted with universal
joy. Although records of religious matters
on the canlpus are few and sketchy, as the
University matured its practices were
questioned at various times by parents,
church organizations and the faculty.
The need for choices
In 1860, the Convention of the Protes-
tant Episcopal Church, based in Charlotte,
notified the UNC ttustees that
compulsory chapel attendance on campus interfered with parents' wishes. The convention
proposed that the president could grant
dispensations from attending canlpus worship service in certain circumstances and
that "if a student has scruples against
attending anywhere he must remain in his
room in a quiet and orderly manner."
Today, this sounds a lot like a one-size-fits-all system of religion breaking down. It
followed a 20-year period in which the
leaders of the University experimented
with liberalizing the system.
Some in the faculty apparently saw
the need for choices. About 1829, faculty
members financed construction of a small
wooden chapel where University
Presbyterian Church now stands on East
Franklin Street. They offered worship
services on Sunday and Thursday nights,
apparently not in conflict with the
After becoming UNC's president in
1835, President David Swain (class of
1825) tried to blunt the charge of Presbyterian dominance by rotating the position
of University chaplain among the four
major Protestant denominations.
By the 1840s there was a movement
to allow students to choose between
gown and town. William Mercer Green, a
rhetoric professor and an ordained minis-
ter who had taken to conducting some
worship services in his home, offered
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