Volume X, Issue 8
Raleigh, North Carolina
Meredith campus getting a face-lift
by Qiristina Peoples
The Meredith College Board of
Trustees decided to proceed with an
at their September 24 meeting.
The 5,000 square-foot addition
will house an expanded dance studio,
a larger and bener-equipped fitness
center and additional faculty offices.
said Charles Taylor, vice-president of
business and finance.
According to Taylor, the estimated
cost of the project is $400,000. Con
struction on the addition should begin
in the spring and be ready for the 1994
Meredith is currently renovating
the President’s Dining Room (PDR)
and a portion of the tunnel and old
maintenance shop. The renovations
will include several seminar and din
ing rooms of varying sizes, said Tay
The newly renovated PDR will
be called the Irving Wainwright Con
ference Suite and is scheduled for
completion at the end of October.
According to Taylor, the cost of the
changes total about $200,000.
Construction on the addition to Weatherspoon Gymnasium is scheduled to begin in the spring. The addition will include
a dance studio, a fltness center and faculty offices.
Taylor said, “The renovations are
due to the need for more weas like 214
Harris that are designed for work
shops, seminars and meetings.”
A new International House was
planned for the 1993-94 academic
year; the bids that came in, however,
were over budget. Marguerite War
ren Noel, a Meredith alumni of the
class of 1934, donated money to make
the already completed improve
ments on the current house, said
Taylor. More renovations on the
house are scheduled for this sum
mer. When the construction is fin
ished, the International House will
be named for Noel.
When asked about all the
changes Meredith is making in ils
appearance, Taylor said, “I like the
excitement that is generated by all
the construction activity on cam
pus. It speaks of growth and vital
According to Taylor, the fund
ing for all these changes started
with a Capital Fundraising Cam
paign in connection with the Cen-
tennialin 1991 to meet special build
ing needs on campus. The money
raised came from individual gifts to
be used also for faculty develc^ment
Meredith Recreation Association seeks student input on Cornhuskin'
by Tracey Rawls
The Instruction Committee took a
proposal to Academic Council request
ing that classes be cancelled after 5 ;00
p.m. the last Thursday in October in
stead of the fust Thursday in Novem
ber, according to Dr. Jack Huber, In-
suuction Committee Head.
SinceCornhuskin’ takes place tiie
first Thursday in November, students
in class until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday
would miss the Front Entrance parade
and part of the Cornhuskin’ picnic,
“This is an attempt to coordinate
Cornhu-skin’ with the academic sched
ule,” Huber said.
Neither the Instruction Commit
tee nor Academic Council can move
Cornhuskin’. Ultimately, students
decide whether to moveComhuskin’.
The Meredith Recreation Asso
ciation will be taking a student vote
October 22 todecide whether to change
the date for Cornhuskin' next year.
The MRA Executive Board will vote
October 29 based on student opinion.
"It’s imperative for anyone who
would like to be heard to voice her
opinion at the October 22 meeting."
Huber suggests that by moving
Cornhuskin’ to the last Thursday in
October, which was when it was origi
nally held, the parade could start later
It would still be light outside because
Daylight Savings Time will not have
“We want to come up with a time
and place that would work with the
least amount of prc^lems,” said Huber.