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Vol 5 No, 2 Meredith College, Raleigh, NC 27607 September 12,1989
President Weems Discusses i\/ieredith's Future
by Beth Lowry
In his 19th year as President of
Meredith College, John Weems
wants the “education at Meredith to
be modern and up-to-date as any
college can be.” The most recent
modem addition to campus took
place this summer with the installa
tion of air conditioning in Vann and
expensive, President Weems feels
that “a good modem up-to-date
school” needs to be cool. Another
step taken toward modemization is
there-vamping of the college’s elec
trical switching system. This should
be completed in two years.
One of the most noticeable
changes at Meredith is the new gate
house an traffic circle. By day the
• gatehouse will act as an information
booth and after closing hours it will
become a security booth. As well as
the security booth, high-tech cam
eras will be installed on the doors of
the residence halls. This is just and
extra precautionary measure so stu
dents can check back with security
once they are inside.
The constmction on the west
side of campus is part of the college * s
large, future plans. The object of
this master plan is to make Meredith
a pedestrian campus. Parking lots
between the library and the art cen-
ter and the lots in front of Cate
Centerwill be eliminated. All park
ing lots in the future will be on the
campus’outside perimeter. Another
part of the master plan is two build
ings that will serve as faculty offices
and educational and psychology
labs. These new specinlized labs
will give Meredith stucK-Mis a more
modem educational service that can
compete with other colleges in the
President Weems wants all
Meredith students to have a “multi
faceted education” and one of the
future steps toward that goal is the
installation of cable television and
Continued on page 5
"Pops in the Park" Breaks
by Monique Tambellini
The 10th annual “Pops in the Park” was held at Meredith College
over Labor Day weekend. The two-day event, a United Way fun
draiser, drew 35,000 people enjoying the last few days of summer.
The main event of “Pops in the Park” was a Sunday evening con
cert by the North Carolina Symphony. The symphony, surrounded by
picnickers, performed a variety of tunes for everyone’s enjoyment.
To conclude “Pops in the Park,” the concert ended with a display of
fireworks and a hot-air balloon glow.
“Pops in the Park” gave state-wide exposure on television to
Meredith College. According to Jeannie Morelock, director of public
relations at Meredith, the college has never received that large of an
exposure because air time is so expensive.
WRAL television, sponsors of “Pops in the Park,” broadcasted the
concert live to ten public television stations statewide.
WRAL also aired a one-minute commercial for Meredith college
free of charge at 7:14 p.m. during the concert. According to Morelock,
approximately one million people saw the commercial.