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Residents adjust to renovated dorms
The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, September 24, 1987
Cy JENNIFER FROST
ome people may say that nice
.curtains, matching bedspreads
'or even innovative displays of
beer cans make a dorm a home. -
But for those who lived in Everett
and Lewis residence halls before last
year's renovation, pet cockroaches,
name-the-rat contests and at least 20
years of graffiti on the bathroom
walls gave their dormitories the
homey atmosphere students seek for
their residence halls.
"The dorm was kind of gross,"
said Carrie Acitelli, a junior who
lived in Everett her freshman year
and is back in it again this year.
"But we got used to it because we
didn't know any better."
"The place was basically a hole,"
said Betsy Borland, a junior who
also lived in Everett before the reno
vation and has returned. . . . our
heater leaked and it made the whole
floor rot and come up, the showers
were moldy, and the kitchen was full
Lewis current dormitory presi
dent, Eric Landis, said, "It was
junky because everything was so old.
but it was nice."
"People were pretty creative,"
Landis said. "We used to stamp
cockroaches and put them on the
walls, and people would stuff trash
in the holes in the walls instead of
into the garbage."
According to junior Shelley Den
nis, last year's renovation has
created a tremendous change.
"There's carpet, a big bathroom
on the first floor now, kitchen
cabinet and counter space that
wasn't there before, an ice machine
on the first floor instead of the base
ment, blinds instead of shades, and
new tile and paint," she said.
The renovation, however, affected
more than just the physical appear
ance of the dormitory.
"It was wild before and a lot more
relaxed. We didn't care what we did.
We'd completely trash the dorm,
and it didn't matter," said Toni
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original list of projects is approved
by state officials in the spring.
"How it's administered is out of our
hands," she said.
Rutherford said the Facilities
Planning Office is responsible for
authorizing payments to the
Although Clayton said she had
never seen copies of the contractors
bills, Rutherford said, "The records
are here if they want to come down
and look at them."
Rutherford said a private engineer
ing firm estimated the original list of
projects to cost about $804,000. The
firm, Bigger and Agnew, was hired
by the University to estimate the
costs, draw up designs and oversee
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the incident, Pendergraph said.
; Although University police con
centrate their patrolling efforts on
campus, they are currently sworn in
by Chapel Hill and share jurisdiction
of the town with the CHPD, said Lt.
The University officers who patrol
the campus area near Raleigh Street,
which becomes Hillsborough Street
on the north side of Franklin Street,
will be notified of the incident, Dunn
University patrol cars traveling to
the CHPD on Airport Road fre
quently make, the trip viaHillsbo-.
rough Street, he said.
Because the construction firms that
were awarded the contracts bid below
the $804,000 estimate, the additional
work is still within the original
budget, Rutherford said.
Clayton said the cost of the Insti
tute of Government lot has been eased
because the Institute is contributing
about $15,000 to the estimated
Complaints about the added pro
jects weren't the only ones voiced by
traffic office officials.
John Gardner, transportation
planner, said the University's man
agement system didn't draw clear
lines of responsibility.
For example, the construction firm
that resurfaced the 25 lots often failed
to block the area before arriving to
work, Gardner said, and ended up
calling the traffic office to clear the
He said the calls were a burden to
the office, and could have been
avoided with better planning.
Also, Gardner said, if paving of the
P lot had been completed by the start
of school, the office could have
avoided paying $600 to $800 to
shuttle P lot permit holders from
University Mall to campus.
Rutherford said this summer's
Olympic Festival caused delays in
several projects, because construction
workers had to adjust their schedule
to avoid conflicts with Festival events.
"It was our.intent to get the thing
done by the 15th of August," he said.
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Smears, a junior resident returning
to the residence hall. "Now panic
sets in if anything happens. Things
wc used to do that were a part of
Everett we don't do any more."
Celeste Bruce, a returning junior
resident, credits the number of fresh
men in the dormitories and the
raised drinking age for the current
lack of spirit among the residents.
"Our freshman year we had a lot
of good friends, and we're still living
together," Bruce said. "We felt
about the dorm the same way one
would feel about their sorority or
"It's not the same this year," she
said. "The renovation has made the
dorm nicer and the people more
careful. Plus there's a lot of fresh
men and they don't know each
other. The raised drinking age has
also changed dorm functions.
"Basically, before the renovation,
the dorms were a wreck," she added.
"We took them as they were and
had a blast Now everyone's afraid
to ruin something."
'When I was a freshman " Landis
said, "I was impressed by the spirit
in Lewis. There was always a poker
game going on and guys from other
dorms hanging around. It's a lot
"I liked the old Lewis, but would
prefer living in the new Lewis," he
said. "I just wish we could get the
Although the residents who have
returned to Lewis and Everett like
the improvements from the renova
tion, there are some complaints.
"I dont know why they put a
handicapped bathroom on the third
floor with no elevator or handicap
access in the dorm," Landis said.
"There are just a lot of little things
that dont work that better planning
could have prevented," he said.
"Like they put a knob instead of a
handle on the kitchen door, so when
your hands are full you can't open
it. Also, the study room is too small.
There's only six seats for a dorm
with over 100 guys."
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3:30 p.m. Career Planning and
Placement Services will
sponsor an informa
tional meeting for
industrial relations and
sociology students on
how to use the UCPPS
Office in 151 Hamilton.
4 p.m. Career Planning and
Placement Services will
hold a resume writing
workshop for industrial
relations and sociology
students in 1S1
Women's Forum will
meet in the Campus Y
lounge. Everyone is
5 p.m. Elections Board
requires all potential
candidates to attend the
candidates1 meeting in
206 Union. You must
bring a petition with at
least 25 signatures.
The Catalyst, a new
student newspaper of
will hold an organiza
tional meeting in 210
Union. All are welcome.
Association of Interna
tional Students will
have a presentation of
Canada" given by Brock
Dickinson in 211
6 p.m. Presbyterian Campus
Ministry will host an
undergraduate dinner at
110 Henderson Street.
All are welcome.
Students for the
Advancement of Race
Relations will meet in
7 p.m. UNC Scuba Club will
meet in 303 Woollen to
discuss plans for fall
UNC Water Ski Club
will hold a general meet
ing in 226 Union.
Fellowship will meet in
Great Hall, Union.
Speaker David Chad
wick will discuss
UNC Outing Club will
meet in the Union.
Money for the hang
gliding trip must be paid
9:30 p.m. UNC Men's Lacrosse
Club will meet on the
Astoturf for an infor
mational meeting and
practice. Bring your
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Heart will perform on Oct. 30 in the Smith Center
Heart concert tickets
go on sale tomorrow
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at
10 a.m. for Heart's Oct. 30 Smith
Center appearance, a stop on the
band's tour promoting the album
Ticket price is $17.50, and as
always there will be an eight-ticket
limit imposed. Eager beavers
might as well cool their jets: no
lines will be allowed to form at
the Dean Dome before 6 a.m.
Local Ticketron outlets are an
alternative to the Smith Center
box office, and credit-card ticket
orders may be placed by calling
1-800-233-4050. Convenience has
its price, however namely $1.50
per ticket. Might be worth rolling
out of bed to stand in line.
Heart is a co-ed rock band fea
turing the, Wilson sisters, Ann and
Nancy. The band comes complete
with Top 40 singles, platinum
albums and MTV videos. Unfor
tunately, the black panther of
uNothin' at All" video fame is not
expected to participate in the
Smith Center concert.
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