November/December 2011 Volume 100, Number 6 CONTENTS
Putting Ideas in Their Heads
by Lydia Wilson
Carolina is recognizing the students who did what
the University brass wanted to but could not —
took the Speaker Ban to court and killed it.
Troubled Waters, Common Ground
by Neil Caudle
Todd Miller ’ 78 was bound to use his degree in the
wider world beyond Ocean, N.C., until he realized
how much the wetlands needed his help.
Their Other Brother
by Donna LeFebvre ’ 75 (JD)
Considering their father’s background, this Chapel
Hill trio was a long shot for the prominence they
reached. Sam Phillips, class of 1841, had more going
From the Hill
Yours at Carolina
STEVE EXUM ’ 92
On the cover: Chancellor Bill Aycock ’ 37 (MA, ’ 48
JD) spoke passionately across North Carolina against
the Speaker Ban in 1963, calling it an “insult and stig-
ma” and comparing it to the monkey law of Tennessee.
Bill Friday ’ 48 (LLB) had to meet secretly with the stu-
dent body president, and acting Chancellor Carlyle
Sitterson ’ 31 worried that he’d risk the permanent
appointment. The Speaker Ban years were tough times
for administrators, and when the reins went slack, stu-
dent activists picked them up.
Photo by Jock Lauterer ’ 67