John Earnhardt recalls student opposition to the proposed university name change to University of North Carolina at Raleigh. Interview on November 15, 2012. (1:29)

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Dr. Friday was right in the middle of that, and he talked with me. 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:05.213
We did not want to be the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. 00:00:05.213 - 00:00:13.778
The University of North Carolina, I have to say, was a bad connotation to NC State. 00:00:13.778 - 00:00:24.532
We didn't want to be the University of North Carolina at anything. 00:00:24.532 - 00:00:29.538
As I recall the student council had a lot to do with that, and a lot of people [were] involved much more than me, 00:00:29.538 - 00:00:40.095
but we were pretty united that we didn't want to be called the University of North Carolina at Raleigh 00:00:40.095 - 00:00:47.837
because there was a University of North Carolina somewhere else that had already been known as the University of North Carolina. [Laughs] 00:00:47.837 - 00:00:55.774
So we became North Carolina State University, of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh, 00:00:55.774 - 00:01:04.376
and we thought, well, that's better than being the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. [Laughs] 00:01:04.376 - 00:01:10.498
But I remember there were a lot of people active in student government and there were some strong feelings about that. 00:01:10.498 - 00:01:22.522

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