we were to have no enrollment growth at all, we need the space so we can renovate other dorms."
BCC SITE ADJUSTED;
CONSTRUCTION A YEAR AWAY
Construction could start early next year on the free-standing Sonja Haynes Stone Black
Cultural Center. The Freelon Group,
the Research Triangle Park architectural
firm that is designing the $9 million
center, made its first presentation to a
University committee in early January.
Among the changes to the plans for
the center is a slight adjustment to the
siting of the building that will preserve
a stream and trees on South Road.
"When we started working on the
design again, one of the first things we
tried to do was to look at the relation-
ship of the Stone Center with future
development on campus," said Anna
Wu, coordinator of the project for
UNC's Division of Facilities Services.
Wu said the decision to shift the site of
the building came following a recom-
mendation from Ayers Saint Gross, the
architectural design firm responsible
for the campus master plan.
Both Wu and Harry Amana, BCC
interim director and associate professor
in the School ofJournalism and Mass
Communication, said they expect
approval ofthe building from the
UNC Board of Trustees in May.
The building will take at least a
year to complete, Amana said.
Blueprints for the BCC first were
drawn in 1996, and in 1998 the trustees
called it a top priority. An all-private
fund-raising campaign moved slowly
until a portion of a $28.6 million gift
to the University by the late David
Benjamin Clayton' 49 was earmarked
for the construction of the center in
BROOKS EARNS HIGH HONOR
FOR COMPUTER DEVELOPMENT
Frederick P. Brooks, Kenan professor of computer science, has been awarded the Association
UNDERGRAD NEEDS FRIENDS
"It's hard to overstate the importance ofthe Undergraduate Library for
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every undergraduate student's experience he1'e."
Jennie Budlong '01
Member, Friends of the Library Board
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