Remembering Bill Friday
North Carolina has lost one of its
greatest sons. Along with the late Frank
Graham (class of 1909), no one has contributed more to UNC and the state of
North Carolina. I and a host of Tar Heels
will feel the loss for generations to come.
Rest in peace, my hero.
David R. Cockman ’ 51 (AB, ’ 57
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Our hearts are heavy on this University
Day as we mourn the passing of William
Friday. The University community, the
state of North Carolina and, indeed, the
entire nation have benefited immeasurably
from his lifetime commitment to education
and public service. Bill was also a dear
friend and supporter of UNC Press (and
lived just across the street from our offices).
As a tribute to him, UNC Press is making an electronic version of William Link’s
biography of Friday available free on our
website for a limited time. Details are
available at www.uncpress.unc.edu/
We hope people will take advantage of
this opportunity to learn more about Friday’s extraordinary career and be inspired
to continue his legacy of service toward
the greater good.
Please share the link with colleagues,
staff, students, family and friends. The
more we learn from Bill Friday, the better
off we’ll all be.
Bagley Drive, I believe, for something like
$28/month) from September 1967
through May 1969. Some of the Village
had been torn down before we arrived on
campus, but there were several buildings
still there for my entire tenure at UNC.
The item labeled December 1967
Congratulations to UNC for moving
into this lofty position for the level of fed-
eral funding for R&D. (“UNC Soars in
Federal Research Funding,” Online
Digest, September/October 2012). That
is fantastic news. By way of background,
“Their fair share” mentions
“others specifically named.” I
was one of this group and was
admitted to UNC as a female
out-of-state student (before this
date) on the condition that I be
married to a UNC student.
; ;; ;;;;;;;; ALUMNI REVIEW September/October2012 Carolina’s coming of age throughthe yes and ears of theReview
Nan Carol Rose Schaller ’ 69
my son is a junior at UNC,
majoring in applied science/
biomedical engineering. He
loves everything about UNC.
Please note that the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh (my alma
mater and proud member-to-be
of the Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence), is “state-related” and typ-
ically categorized as a public,
University of Pittsburgh, ’ 76 (BA, ’ 78
Ellen C. Bush ’ 94
Director of Electronic Marketing
The University of North Carolina Press
Editor’s note: More comments appear on
the GAA’s Facebook page in response to an
online news report at alumni.unc.edu/news.
Coverage in this issue begins on page 14.
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I spent two hours last night reading the
excellent 100th anniversary issue of
Carolina Alumni Review. There are not
enough adjectives to describe what a marvelous issue it is. A keeper for sure.
Since I was night editor of The DTH
under Charles Kuralt ’ 55 in 1954, I still
have an eye for errors. On page 90 upper
left page it says Dick Spangler was chairman of Bank of America before its merger
with NationsBank. I believe it should be
the reverse since he was chairman of
NationsBank when it merged with Bank
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Celebrating a Century
First of all, let me congratulate you on a
superb 100-year anniversary Review. I’d
like to comment on two short items on
pages 66 and 67.
The item labeled September 1967 “Last
of Victory” is a tad misleading. As a mar-
ried student, I lived in Victory Village ( 36
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the GAA can be found on the GAA’s website
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In a photo essay on the civil rights
movement in the July/August 2012 issue,
the Review misidentified former Chapel
Hill Police Chief William Blake.
Speaker Ban study commission Chair
David Britt was misidentified in an item
on that controversy in the September/
October 2012 issue.