Contract delays have left a hole for months at the campus' eastern entrance in front of the Institute of Government. But this project got in under the budget freeze wire, and a large addition and renovation will proceed.
some cases, additions to Memorial Hall, Rosenau Hall (public
health), Beard Hall (pharmacy), Carrington Hall (nursing) and
the Medical Sciences Research Wing-all between 30 and 40
years old (Memorial is 69); and new dorms to accommodate a
projected enrollment increase.
Some of these projects can go forward. Rosenau, Carrington
and the donns are among a short list approved by the state to
be funded through self-liquidating indebtedness and other
means other than state appropriations-essentially the state
has given the University pem1ission to spend its own money.
Construction is expected to start this year simultaneously on
four new South Campus donns that will house 1,000 students.
The Institute of Govemment, too, can go ahead with a near-
doubling ofits size and a modernization of the old building-
it got in under the freeze.
The others are little more than dreams at this point. Even
on the eve ofseeking bids from contractors, as is the case with
the $9.3 million overhaul of the House Undergraduate Library,
the state is holding the purse shut tight. Chancellor William
McCoy ' 55 asked for a break on the libraty late last year, since
money already has been spent on architecture and a plan to
house temporarily the library's collection in other libraries. In
December, he got his answer from the governor: Floyd is the
overwhelming priority, and the library project is off indefinitely.
The competitiveness issue
When UNC administrators go to Raleigh these days, they take
with them a report of the planning consultants Paulien &
Associates that compares Carolina with six other major
Among Paulien's findings, and existing information that
was included in its report, Carolina has:
• a 640,000-square-foot deficit in total space (per student and
per faculty) compared with the other schools (California-
Berkeley, Georgia, Michigan-Ann Arbor, Virginia,
Washington-Seattle and Wisconsin-Madison);
• a 34,000-square-foot deficit in teaching lab space;
• a 465,000-square-foot deficit in research space per full-time-
equivalent faculty member-less space than any of the
other schools in the survey;
• and a 77,OOO-square-foot deficit in libraty and study space.
While Carolina showed a surplus in classroom space relative
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