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8AThe Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 2, 1988
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By BRENDA CAMPBELL
Construction on the Student
Stores has been rescheduled to
begin within the next two weeks,
after being postponed last year
because of problems with awarding
Since the end of the 1988 school
year, two problems have set the
construction back: a tight schedule
and a tight budget.
"Our plan was to do most of the
construction over the summer," said
Rutledge Tufts, general manager of
Student Stores. "But when the bids
went out to the construction com
panies, both time and finances were
Although the plan was changed,
not signed until
a contract was
August, he said.
"Once a contract
every eiiort was made to nt tne
construction around the busiest
times of the season," Tufts said. "We
wanted to do what would best
benefit the store and the store's
If the construction had begun as
scheduled, it would have caused too
many problems with the beginning
of classes and book rush, Tufts said.
"If we had started the construc
tion in August, when we were ready,
it would have just got started and
the students would be coming
back," he said. "So we decided that
shortly after the first football game
we would put up the fence and begin
The $1.25 million construction
project, which will cause part of the
Pit to be closed, will be scaled back
due to a tighter budget.
"If we were to continue with our
original renovation plan the costs
would have been so high it would
have forced Student Stores prices
to be raised," Tufts said. "We realize
that the Pit is a focal point of
student life and we are making every
effort to reduce the impact in that
The construction will begin
around Sept. 10 and is expected to
take nine months.
The construction will not inter
fere with book rush next spring,
though, because by that time
enough of the construction will be
complete, he said. '
The renovation will accomplish
several things, he said.
"We want to help improve the
customer's experience in the store,
improve the flow of traffic, have
better displays of the merchandise
and allow the customer easier access
to the merchandise," Tufts said.
The largest aspect of the renova
tion is the relocation of the stairs,
he said. This measure will help ease
the traffic of students going up to
the second floor.
Better handicapped facilities, a
new loading dock, a sprinkler
system and fire alarms will also be
added during the general renovation
of the store, Tufts said.
By CEDRIC RICKS
Staff Writer . ,
Ever wondered when a campus
organization will begin its meeting,
or what time youH get out for fall
There's a new way to find answers
.to questions like these with Info, a
computerized information service
that is available now in three campus
The system, developed to give
students easier access to campus
information, originated from
requests by Student Congress repre-
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Guess you've noticed that one of Franklin Street's old
favorites has a new look. And not just the outside.
Inside our newly-remodeled store, there's lots more that's
new. More rock and pop. More jazz and classics, including
hard-to-find import CDs.
Record Bar downtown. It'sa Chapel Hill landmark. And
after 25 years on Franklin Street, we still rock the block.
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sentative Stephanie Ahlschwede
To use Info, students or faculty can
use designated terminals in Davis
library, the undergrad library or the
"I went home last summer really
distressed that there was not one place
to look for information about the
events and activities," she said.
"Academic information was scat
tered. Students have to look in the
Pit, the Cube and The Daily Tar Heel.
The communications system was a
Ahlschwede sought the help of
Associate Provost John Harrison,
who also wanted a better commun
ications system. ,
"He thought about something
similar, but it was mostly academic
and faculty information," she said.
"However, we decided to combine the
two into one big network."
Harrison, with the help of UNC
Academic Computing services,
reviewed a similar communications
system at N.C. State.
A Dec Vax computer, pro
grammed with information for the
Info system, is located in the base
ment of Philips Hall.
Directions on how to use the
system appear on the computer
"It, (Info) is a system of menus,"
Ahlschwede said. "The first menu
tells how to use the system. Run
through menus until you get to the
area you want. The wording is easy
to understand. It is common lan
guage, not academic. We spent four
months debating how to make it (the
system) easy to use."
The system is also a good resource
for high school students, parents,
alumni or anyone who wants to learn
more about UNC, Judy Hallman,
manager of information services at
the computing center, said.
Deciding who would control the i
system, students or faculty, was a
question that prompted the forma
tion of a steering committee with
student and faculty representatives,
Hallman, who is committee chairwo-
Funding for Info is coming out of
Academic Computing Services.'
budget, Hallman said.
Student organizations interested in
adding information to the system,
should call Stephanie Alschwede in
Suite C at 962-5201.
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