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dedication,
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u IN MEMORIAM
There were no reported faculty or staff deaths in 1976–1977.
u THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From the Artists Series: L’Orchestre de Paris;
the Osipov Balalaika Orchestra; St. Hedwig’s
Cathedral Choir and the Domkapelle Orchestra
of Berlin; and pianist André-Michel Schub.
From the University Theatre: Look Homeward
Angel; Molière’s School for Wives; Shake-
speare’s Twelfth Night; the musicals Stop the
World, I Want to Get Off and Once Upon a Mat-
tress; and Ossie Davis’ Purlie Victorious.
Speakers: Author James Baldwin; William F.
Buckley Jr. (the Carlyle Lecturer); William
Colby, the former director of the Central Intel-
ligence Agency; Thomas Messer, director of
the Guggenheim Foundation in New York City;
theologian Richard Niebuhr; and Andrew Robi-
son, curator of graphic arts at the National
Gallery.
Poets: Elizabeth Bishop; John Montague; Jose-
phine Jacobsen.
Performers: Billy Joel; jazz saxophonist Grover
Washington Jr.; Janis Ian and Tom Chapin; and
the Earl Scruggs Revue.
In film: festivals honoring Sergei Eisenstein,
Federico Fellini, and Greta Garbo.
Challenge ’77, on “The American Dream”: John
Henry Faulk, Alex Haley, Martin Mayer, and
Michael Novak.
u THE 1977 COMMENCEMENT
At the 1977 Commencement exercises honor-
ary degrees were awarded to writer Maya
Angelou; John Larkins (B.A. 1929; J.D., 1930),
Chief Justice of the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern Division of North Carolina; author
Martin Mayer; Colin Stokes, chairman of R.J.
Reynolds Industries; and Frank Thompson
(B.A., 1940), U.S. Congressman from New
Jersey, who gave the Commencement address.
The baccalaureate sermon was preached by
John M. Lewis, pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Raleigh.
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