Beginning with his installation as chancellor on University Day, 2000, James Moeser began each academic year with a major address in which he outlined his envisioned agenda for the year ahead. In retrospect, these addresses can be read as guideposts to mark the history of Carolina’s first decade of the twenty-first century, a period of great progress. A common thread running through all of these addresses is a call for excellence—that Carolina should be America’s leading public university with a commitment to public engagement and social justice and that Carolina should be both great and good. Moeser did not shy away from controversy in these addresses, stoutly defending academic and First Amendment freedoms. The book concludes with two addresses given after his term of office, one that offers an overview of his administration, and a second, his brief remarks at the unveiling of his portrait, which is reproduced on the cover of this book.