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2DTHHousing Guide Monday, February 20, 1989
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est and Worst of On-Campus Living
Dorm Best . Worst
Cobb variety of facilities, aerobics high cost
Joyner located directly across from Davis built facing wrong direction
Craige graduate students, mature crowd location, few undergrads
Ehringhaus Beach Blast athletic table far from campus
Winston, Connor, coed, adjacent to gymnasium noisy
Hinion James ; dose-M, diverse residents, farthest from campus
near SAC, low lottery anxiety
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Morrison dorm govt., near Kenan Stadium distance from campus
Aycock, Graham, small, single sexjocatton - need renovation
Everett, Lewis newly renovated parking, heavy ticketing
Mangum, Ruftin situated by library will renovations be done?
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Grimes, Manly newly renovated, handicap ramps dustbowl quad, eyesore
Avery, Parker, large rooms, near athletic facilities cold balconies in winter
Whitehead secret location secret location
Carmichael central air, livinglearning suites expensive, sanitary-feeling
Spencer directly faces Franklin Street maze-like interior
Alderman, Kenan, spacious "Gone with the Winer many triples, small rooms
Mcfver type lobbies
Old East, West history, tradition, location aging, awkward towers
Granville near Frat Court, cafeteria, maids : twice cost of dorms
By KAREN ENTRIKEN
Students applying for on-campus
housing for 1989-1990 are debating
which residence halls are best and
scrambling to reserve spaces.
With guaranteed housing for
sophomores, a larger number of
incoming freshmen and the reopening
of two newly renovated residence
halls next year, residents must make
room requests carefully and on time,
housing officials said.
Area directors, resident assistants
and students interviewed last week
gave their opinions about which
features of residence halls in their
areas were best and worst.
If luxury, amenities and space are
important and keeping within budget
is not, then Granville Towers and
Cobb and Carmichael residence halls
are the best bet. .
"Carmichael and Cobb are the
highest-priced dorms on campus,"
said Anne Presnell, Scott Residence
College area director.
But those halls have air condition
ing, large furnished lounges with
televisions and on-site programs in
their basements and meeting rooms.
Granville Towers has specialized
each of its basements, said Randy
Gettys, assistant general manager of
Granville Towers . That way nothing
a student needs is more than an
elevator ride away. There is a com
puter center and womens' exercise
room in the east tower, a weight room
in the west tower and a study
basement in the south tower.
Food is also included at Granville
Towers, but it isn't free. A mandatory
10 or 19 meals per week plan is a
required purchase for all Granville
residents. Compare the cost of three
meals a day and room for $2,175 at
Granville to $713 for a mid-priced
campus dorm and a $679 Lenoir Hall
meal plan a difference of $783 per
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A wide selection of residence halls
with the lowest price tag of $654 is
available for budget-conscious stu
dents. Avery, Ehringhaus, Hinton
James, Morrison, Parker, Teague
and Whitehead all fit into this range.
These South and Mid Campus dorms
have one unappealing feature to
many students location.
Many students choose North Gam
pus dorms because they are closer to
classrooms, libraries and Lenoir
Dining Hall. This creates a problem
in the lottery process because more
students request North Campus
residence halls than South Campus.
Some students have special needs
for North Campus rooms. Joyner hall
resident Anita Sharma, a freshman
from Winston-Salem, was assigned to
a room in Ehringhaus before begin
ning her freshman year. She applied
to Granville Towers in the summer
to avoid the long walk from Ehring
haus to central campus, she said.
But over the summer, she con
tracted a disease that continued
through the fall, making her too weak
to walk long distances. Sharma's
doctor appealed to University Hous
ing, and she now lives on the third
floor of Joyner.
"Now I have eight o'clock classes
in Hamilton and can leave from
Joyner five minutes before class,"
A student interested in being in the
center of campus can take the risk
and apply for a North Campus
residence hall. But if students want
to avoid the hassle of worrying
whether a room is guaranteed, ap
plying for any one of the South
Campus residence halls almost
ensures a spot, housing officials have
"Hinton James is definitely the
easiest to get in through the lottery,"
said senior Annah Langdon, an RA
on the sixth floor of Hinton James.
The ease of lottery processing is not
the only good feature of South
Campus residence halls, students say.
People there tend to form closer
friendships because they stay in the
residence hall once they are there,
"People on South Campus come
to stay after class. They dont go back
to campus or run to Franklin Street
in the afternoon," she said.
South Campus residence halls are
noted for having active governments
because of their size and centralized
"Morrison is one big building of
residents which makes it easy to have
one huge strong government," said
Roger Nelson, Olde Campus area
director, a former Morrison AD.
The Scott College residence halls
Avery, Teague, Parker and White
head have strong governments,
Presnell said. This, along with their
location between athletic facilities
and classroom buildings, and some
of the largest rooms on campus,
makes Mid Campus popular, she
For a different flair added to the
experience of college dorm life,
Carmichael Residence Hall created a
slate of programs called the Living
Learning Programs. Students apply
to live in one of five language and
cultural environments in Carmichael.
Students must evaluate their life
styles, activities and priorities before
deciding where to live. A good or bad
dorm situation can make or break a
school year because a majority of time
is spent studying, sleeping, eating and ,
relaxing there." Evaluate the, alter
natives and choose carefully.