Present day Chapel Hill is wonderful, but Chapel Hill’s past seems much more interesting because it is far easier to reflect upon. The 1980s was an amazing time full of seminal events including the miraculous one point UNC victory over Georgetown in 1982 to claim the NCAA Basketball championship. There is no decade I remember better, enjoyed more, and have more photos from than this one, but until now I have only rarely written about this period in Chapel Hill Memories. To rectify this oversight I have put together the following descriptive and pictorial overview of the time.
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What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. or the crisp October nights. No, our love for this place is based upon the fact that it is as it was meant to be, The University of the People.