4 The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, November 17, 1977
Report states Swing Building not UNC-owned
By KATHY HART
The UNC Medical School's Swing
Building does not belong to the state or the
U niversity, according to a report by the N .C.
Center for Public Policy and Research.
In a report released Monday, the center
said the University used a "back door"
method to finance the building without
specific legislative approval. Swing Building
is now occupied by the departments of
pharmacology and toxicology and the
Cancer Research Center of the medical
Swing Building is owned by a non-profit
corporation, Medical Research Properties
Co, (MRP), which is directed by some of
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Chapel Hill's most prominent citizens,
according to the report.
The report stated that when the building
was proposed in the 1960s, the University
lacked the funds to finance it and other
medical school projects were more worthy of
state funds. But space for ancillary research
programs was needed.
According to the report, the University
decided not to follow normal procedures for
the financing and construction of state
buildings but instead arranged for MRP to
be given an acre of state land which the
company used to secure a $2. 1 -million loan
to build the building. Today, the medical
school is merely a tenant paying rent, though
barring any complications the state
eventually will own the building after the
loan is repaid.
"There are several reasons the building
was financed this way," said John Temple,
UNC vice chancellor for business and
finance. "One reason was simply to furnish a
way to finance the building when no other
alternative was available. Also, if the
building was owned by an entity other than
the University, we could rent it for federal
contracting and grant research and then pay
the rent out of the funds for the research."
"The state could end up paying property
taxes on the property that, if owned by the
state, would be tax exempt," the report said.
"If a ruling by the Orange County Board of
County Commissioners is upheld. MRP will
owe the City of Chapel Hill and Orange
County more than $430,000 in back property
taxes due on the Swing Building and two
other buildings constructed under the same
arrangement. If paid, the tax charge will be
passed through to the medical school and
eventually the state which funds the school in
higher rent, said MRP attorney Jack Walker
The center quoted Walker as saying the
company is merely a "trustee" for the
University, "holding the land for their
benefit." Walker argued before the Orange
County Board of Commissioners that the
company should not be liable for taxes
because of this trustee relationship. He said
the company has full title to the property
because that is the only way it could qualify
for the large loans from the mortage holders.
The report maintains the financing of
Swing Building in this manner has been a
costly venture. "When the building is
returned to the state at the end of the
mortgage, the medical school will have paid
more than $1.5 million in interest charges
that are rolled into the annual rent of about
$ 1 83.000," the report said. "This figure does
not include normal maintenance, utilities
and operating expenses paid by the medical
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time. Please understand that this action
was consummated in the healthy
atmosphere of intercollegiate
competition and rivalry and was
undertaken with the principles of
sportsmanship in mind.
"It is hoped that our venture will be
received in the same spirit that it was
intended. Thank you for your
understanding and we hope that your
inconvenience is minimal. With best
wishes for a glorious Carolina defeat, we
are, Sincerely, The Men of Operation:
The ram has been the Carolina mascot
since 1924. when UNC cheerleader Dick
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Heel opponents had mascots, determined
that the Chapel Hill campus should have
one. The ram was chosen due to the fact
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that a popular far Heel running back
from the 1922 season, .lack Merritt, was
nicknamed "The Battering Ram." Now.
53 years after the establishment of the
ram as the UNC standard-bearer.
Rameses IX carries the "burden" of
The abduction of the light-blue horned
(for now) ram marks only the third time
in the last 12 years that the feat has been
accomplished. In 1973. several Duke
students borrowed the ram, leading to a
27-10 Duke rout of Carolina. Then, in
1975. several ECU students duplicated
the act. leading to a 38-17 runaway of the
Pirates over the Tar Heels.
The five members of C.R.A.P.. one
senior and four juniors, are all from the
state of North Carolina, which is "poetic
justice" when considering that the student
body of Duke contains approximately 15
percent North Carolinians while the
University of North Carolina is in the
opposite position, being about 85 percent
And for now, theCrappersare reveling
in their immediate victory, anticipating
the one to occur on Nov. 19 in Wallace
Wade Stadium, where, according to the
ecstatic C.R.A.P.' team members, the
Blue Devils will walk away with a win.
and the Tar Heels will walk away with
only a temporarily rejuvenated ram,
preparing for a grim return to Tar Heel
. We'll all be rich ... maybe. Student
Government just discovered it owns two
shares of General Motors stock.
The stock was bought in 1971, according
to Campus Governing Council (CGC)
member Chip Cox, and the dividends "have
been rolling into the general surplus ever
Cox said he found the stocks while rifling
through papers intheCGCoffice,"Whatare
we doing with this?" was his first reaction.
H is next thought, he said, was "What can
we do with it?"
The dividends from the stock have totaled
at least $25 over the past six years, Cox
added, and Student Government probably
will keep the stock until it's worth is
Each Carolina student owns one ten
thousandth of a share of General Motors,
He rings Carolina's chimes. ..on a
regular basis. When you hear the bell tower
chimes playing after home football games,
it's Frank King ringing the bells. ,n t .
U nlike t he days of yore, however, there are
no ropes and pulleys involved in the process,
Kingexplained. An electronic keyboard now
plays the bells.
The keyboard triggers electro-magnetic
plungers to strike the bells. The instrument is
called a carillon.
The tunes King plays are limited because
the carillon has only 12 bells and the tonal
range isn't large. But that's not the only
"One problem of playing an instrument
like this is the lag between the time I plav a
note and the time I hear it from the top of the
tower," King said. "It makes the timing
In addition to playing the carillon on
football Saturdays and holidays, King
arranges his own music for it.
, King, a premed student majoring in
chemistry and biology, is officially a member
of the UNC band. Obviously he doesn't
On the committee., .She's just like any
other member on the faculty committee of a
new graduate program in health sciences.
Robin Livingston is not a professor,
however, but a first-year student in the
Division of Rehabilitation Counseling,
which is part of the Department of Medical
Allied Health Professions.
As a member of the faculty committee,
Livingston has a voice as well as a vote
on any policy decisions the committee
Her classmates appointed her this fall to
the faculty committee of the three-year-old
program, Livingston said.
The program trains students to be
counselors with an emphasis on
rehabilitation, Livingston continued.
Students choose their area of study in the
medical and social aspects of rehabilitation.
The job market looks promising for
graduates of the two-year masters program,,
Livingston said. She could work with
hospitals, universities, drug-abuse centers or
in many other areas where rehabilitation and
counseling are important.
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'Tuesday, Dec. 6
last day of classes
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Union Gallery Exhibit
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Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh
Students only: Tickets at Union Desk
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