The Chapel Hill Historical Society and the NC Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill University Libraries Present Fire and Stone: The Making of the UNC Under Presidents Edward Kidder Graham and Harry Woodburn Chase Presentation by Howard E. Covington Jr. When Edward Kidder Graham became president of the University of North Carolina in 1913, he articulated an ambitious vision of excellence in teaching, research and service to the state that he would not live to see fulfilled. His death during the influenza pandemic of 1918 left others to implement and expand on those dreams. Graham's successor, Harry Woodburn Chase, did just that, transforming the University from a small state institution to a major research university on the national stage. Covington will speak about the intertwined fates and legacy of Graham and Chase as he explores them in "Fire and Stone: The Making of the University of North Carolina Under Presidents Edward Kidder Graham and Harry Woodburn Chase."
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