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1960 to 1969

In many ways, the 1960s at the Woman's College reflected the change experienced by the rest of the nation during this period of time. Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and the counter-culture figured prominently on the College's social scene: evidence of which could be seen in the Greensboro Woolworth's sit-ins, peace demonstrations on campus, and activities on Tate Street. The College also saw one of its most significant internal changes during this era - the move to co-education.

The College saw more change in its administration as new Chancellors and faculty replaced the old guard which had governed the institution through the early years. Still, the University continued to move forward and upward, with new and expanding academic programs such as the School of Nursing, which began in 1967. New study abroad programs, dramatic organizations, and publications continued to increase the College's diversity, appeal, and renown.


1960 - Woman's College students took part in the Greensboro Woolworth's sit-ins.
1961 - Otis Singletary was named Chancellor
1963 - The name of the College was changed to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1963 - The College became co-educational
1967 - James Ferguson was named Chancellor