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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (d h ART)

The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill was chartered in 1789, the year George Washington took office as the first president of the United States of America. However, it's history dates back even further to the first state constitution in 1776. Carolina lays claim to one of the oldest public universities in the nation and is the only public institution to give degrees in the 18th century. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC 5th among the nation's top universities.

Carolina athletics continue to impress sports enthusiasts. Their basketball team has won five NCAA National Championship titles while their women's soccer team has won 20 NCAA titles.

In 2008, the student body president, Eve Marie Carson was murdered but her memory and her influence on the student body is still felt today. The quote at the beginning of the video is by her.

My d h Art was created to represent important and memorable aspects of the University.

I used a flip camera to capture the representations. I used a mural of Franklin Street from the 2005 National Championship as the background. I made the base out of green tissue paper to symbolize the green quads. I made the trees to represent the Coker Arboretum which was planted in 1903. The old well is included as it a picture of a football player and two t-shirts from the University.

I recorded the art with my Flip camera, using a youtube video of Carolina students celebrating a National Championship win on Franklin Street. I uploaded the two videos into FlipShare and edited them to transition easily. I also found an Itunes Utunes cast of Carolina's fight song and overlapped the tracks.

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