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Carolina throwback:
The 1980s

Fashion and technology may have changed since the ’80s, but no matter the decade, it has always been a great day to be a Tar Heel.

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  • Collage of two photos: one a black an white of Carolina's early computers. The second a server room.

    7 decades of difference: Carolina’s 1st computer and its current cluster

    A computing pioneer, Carolina installed the UNIVAC 1105 to process data for the 1960 U.S. Census. Today, its primary computing cluster, the Longleaf, supports thousands of research endeavors.

  • Rameses in the football practice facility.

    The story of Rameses

    What began in the late '80s with Eric Chilton donning the very first Rameses costume has grown into a now-treasured tradition carried on by students today. Learn the story behind one of Carolina's most iconic Tar Heels.

  • An aerial photo of UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

    Carolina then and now

    Have you ever heard of the Tin Can or the Scuttlebutt? Those words may bring back fond memories for some generations of Tar Heels, but for today's students, they're a mystery. Take a look at how campus has changed through the years, creating new experiences for different generations of students.

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