Writing on his blog after the memorial service for Bill Little, who died last month, Chancellor Holden Thorp recalled the lessons he learned from his long friend and colleague, and they have nothing to do with chemical equations and reactions:
“Bill Little was one of the people who made Carolina and North Carolina what it is today. He took our chemistry department from the middle of the pack to its current high level of scholarship and teaching productivity, he reinvented the way we do private fundraising at the university, and he drove the realization of the Research Triangle Park. Then he worked in the administration at Carolina as vice chancellor and interim provost and at the UNC system as vice president. Over the years, he gave me a heck of a lot of good advice….”
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