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Memorial service held for former UNC chancellor

Posted July 8

— A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon for a former University of North Carolina chancellor who died last week after a battle with ALS.

Paul Hardin III served as UNC's seventh chancellor from 1988 to 1995. He helped lead the school's yearlong bicentennial fundraising effort and celebration that culminated in late 1993 and included a visit from then-President Bill Clinton. The fundraising effort was so successful that it well exceeded its goals, ultimately resulting in $440 million in private gifts.

The university remembered him as a civil rights advocate who helped double the number of minorities on the faculty.

The service was being held at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

Click here to watch the service

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