Found 4 events matching "2008 "
Bell moved to the roof of Withers Hall
The forgotten bell was rediscovered in 2006. It was originally on the top of Metropolitan Hall, in downtown Raleigh, then moved to a fire station on Morgan and Salisbury streets, and finally to Withers Hall. It signaled the end of classes and may have been intended to fill in the Memorial Bell Tower. In 2008, it was given back to the city of Raleigh.
Racist graffiti directed at Obama
Freedom of Expression Tunnel: On November 5, 2008 racist, threatening graffiti, directed at (then) President-elect Barack Obama, was found in the tunnel. Because of the threats against Obama, the Secret Service was among those called to investigate. The four students responsible were identified and admitted to the act. The students issued an anonymous public apology. In response to the incident, which received international media attention, Chancellor Oblinger established the Campus Culture Task Force Committee to discuss methods of improving the campus climate and possible revisions for Student Conduct practices and Free Expression Tunnel procedures. Students also held a "Unity Rally" to denounce the acts of racism.
The speaker was General Raymond T. Odierno, commander of the United States Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. He was also commanding general of the Multi-National Force in Iraq from 2008 to 2010. Heidi Sullivan gave the Address to Fellow Graduates. Honorary degrees were awarded to Deanna Bowling Marcum (Doctor of Humane letters), Raymond T. Odierno (Doctor of Humane letters), and Richard Sapper (Doctor of Fine Arts).