As an art project, two nude art students dove into eighty pounds of cooked spaghetti on a giant platter fashioned out of a child's plastic swimming pool. The spaghetti was topped with a giant meatball made of dog food and eight gallons of ketchup. The students were initially arrested for disturbing the peace, though the charges were later dropped.
The University of North Carolina system was established with sixteen campuses.
The first stage of Eberhart Building was opened. In 1985, it was named for Bruce M. Eberhart, Head of the Department of Biology from 1963-1979.
The University first permitted evening undergraduate classes after 6:00 p.m.
The first doctoral degrees were granted to an African-American man and woman.
The Student Excellence Award was established by the Honors Council.