Margaret Spellings is given a standing ovation as she is escorted into the room after being elected president of the University of North Carolina system during a meeting of the UNC Board of Governors at the Spangler Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Oct 23, 2015.
Margaret Spellings is given a standing ovation as she is escorted into the room after being elected president of the University of North Carolina system during a meeting of the UNC Board of Governors at the Spangler Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Oct 23, 2015. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Margaret Spellings is given a standing ovation as she is escorted into the room after being elected president of the University of North Carolina system during a meeting of the UNC Board of Governors at the Spangler Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Oct 23, 2015. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com

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