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The News Argus
Winston-Salem State University
park may
aid WSSU
September 2002
By Anthony Nelson
Wake Forest Univer
sity's plan to build a
downtown research cam
pus and expand of the
Piedmont Triad Research
Park will benefit WSSU
greatly, Chancellor Harold
Martin said.
Dr. Richard Dean, the
president of Wake Forest
University Health
Sciences, is leading an
effort to build a mixed-use
research campus on the
eastern side of downtown.
The aim is to build private
and academic research
centers, technology star
tups, retail businesses, res
idential units, greenways
and restaurants. RJ
Reynolds has planned to
donate 10-acres and two
buildings to the project.
"The research park is
focused on helping to
revitalize the economy of
Winston-Salem. There has
been heavy reliance on
tobacco manufacturing,
textiles, and furniture, and
these industries have been
on a rapid downward
trend," said Martin.
In about 10 to 15 years,
the park could create
10,000 jobs, generate $5
million in property-tax
revenue and have a $2.5
billion economic impact.
Martin, who spoke at
the announcement just
before leaving for South
Africa for a leadership
conference, said, "There
are wonderful new
biotechnology firms that
have relocated to the
Winston-Salem / Forsyth
County area, or have
grown up out of this
See WFU, Page 4
We Are Family
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Argus photo by Keith Caesar
Family Day festivities welcomed students back to WSSU. Terrance J, a deejay
from 102 JAMZ, visited with guests, and Chancellor Harold Martin interacted
with those in attendance.
Delta Sigma Theta is back
By Claresa Simmons
The Gamma Phi chapter
of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority Inc. has finally
returned to the campus of
Winston-Salem State
University after a seven-
year absence.
The chapter had an
intake of 64 members.
The student body was
able to see all of them
together for the first time
during their probate last
Junior psychology
major Jacinta Alford is
recording secretary for the
sorority, and was number
six in line.
"So many people waited
for this to happen. It was
bound to be a big line,"
Alford said.
The president of the
chapter, junior political
science major Krystal
Myers, felt that it was a
privilege to be a part of
such a large line.
"There are a lot of us,
but there's actually more
love there because of our
numbers. There's always
63 other people some
where if you need any
Junior occupational
therapy major Amber
See DELTAS, Page 4
Students learn about independent living at Rams Commons
ByTanisha Blakeney
As students enter
Winston Salem State
University for the start of
another school year, they
are realizing there have
been a lot of renovations.
Among the additions.
Rams Commons is the
most obvious. It is a fully
furnished complex that
has the capability of hous
ing 448 students. It cur
rently houses 440 stu
dents. All students who
stay here experience a
lifestyle similar to being
off campus. The apart
ments are fairly efficient
based on the type of room
students receive.
Occupants who have a
full kitchen enjoy a regu-
lar-size stove and refriger
ator. Others have a kitch
enette, which includes a
microwave and refrigera
However, some students
are not pleased.
Shavahn Whetstone, a
sophomore at WSSU,
happens to be one of four
tenants that occupy an
apartment with a kitch
"It costs too much for
what you are getting,"
Whetstone said. "I have a
kitchenette, and I pay
$380 a month."
"We only have up to $40
worth of utilities a month,
and afterwards the
remainder of the cost is
split up between room
Although The News
Argus attempted to speak
with an official with
Student Housing to com
ment on the situation, the
official refused.
Also, many of the com
plaints stem from stu
dents who did not choose
to live in Rams Commons,
but were instead assigned
there by the university.
Though financial aid
pays some of the living
costs, it does not pay all,
which makes it difficult
for people with little
money to stay there.
To many tenants' dis
may, they still have to
abide by university rules
even though they each
pay the same amount of
rent, ranging from $380-
$450 a month.
Other students such as
Candice Colbert, a senior
at WSSU, doesn't like that
she pays rent every month
but cannot stay in her
apartment during the hol
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