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By ANDREW LAWLER
A request for $36 million in capital
improvements funding for the 16
UNC-system campuses is still under
consideration by the N.C. General
Assembly, which has already granted
$855,000 for roof repairs, state and
University officials said this week.
UNC-system President CD.
("Dick") Spangler requested the
funding in May for consideration by
the legislature's short budgetary
session this summer. Of the amount
Spangler requested, $5.8 million of
those funds would be earmarked for
capital improvements at UNC.
That amount, however, is a drop
in the bucket compared to the $101
million needed for capital improve
ments on campus, a figure which
grows every year, said Matt Mlekush,
associate director of buildings and
"Some of these things they can't
ignore anymore," Mlekush said.
The backlog of 206 campus repair
and renovation projects is typical of
public universities, according to
Richard Moll, author of "The Public
Ivys. ""Someone cut the maintenance
budget and it shows," he said.
In the past eight years, the General
Assembly has appropriated about $2
million per year for renovation and
repair. Mlekush said the General
Assembly would need to appropriate
more than $10 million a year for the
next 10 years in order to catch up.
Mlekush proposed that a fund be
established specifically for UNC-
system repairs and renovations based
on the current replacement value of
$2.8 billion for structures in the UNC
One-and-a-half percent of this
figure, roughly $45 million, would be
placed in the fund yearly. Since UNC
has one third, of the systems build
ings, one third of the fund would be
used for repair and renovation
projects at UNC. Such a proposal,
Mlekush said, is essential to clear up
the backlog of necessary campus
The chances for Spangler's request
to be granted are good, said Rep. Billy
Watkins, D-Granville, head of the
House Appropriations Committee.
Watkins said the committee is still
discussing the proposal.
unrelated to sttudeott's death
By FRED SLOCUM
While police wait for a medical
examiner's report on a UNC student's
March death at Granville Towers, the
owners of the private dormitory are
continuing to install double-paned
windows in its buildings.
UNC senior David Mantey's death
after a fall from a ninth-floor window
March 26 has not caused Granville
to speed up its installation process,
said Randy Gettys, manager of the
Gettys said the changes are part of
"general building upgrades" that
started in 1986 when double panes
were installed on one side of Granville
Towers West. The entire process of
installing double panes in all windows
will take another 10 years, he said.
The changes in window design were
planned "two or three years ago" but
progress was slow because the win
dow renovations and interior reno
vations in all three towers are being
done in alternate summers, Gettys
The renovations are part of a plan
to make the buildings more energy
efficient, Gettys said. Windows will
no longer open in the lounges, he said.
Gettys said he had not talked to
the family about Mantey's death.
Granville could only be liable for
Mantey's death if a defect is disco
vered in the building and if Mantey
is absolved of any responsibility for
the incident, said Daniel Pollitt,
Kenan professor of law.
Mantey had no traces of everyday
prescription drugs, cocaine, alcohol
or mescaline in his body when he died,
according to the Chapel Hill Medical
Examiner's office. Results of tests for
psilocybin, the substance commonly
found in hallucinogenic mushrooms,
which Mantey is thought to have
taken, have yet to arrive, said
Deborah Radisch, associate chief
Radisch said the tests for psilo
cybin are being done at a toxicology
lab in Philadelphia.
No police drug reports can be filed
until a report arrives from the medical
examiner's office, said Jane Cousins
of the Chapel Hill police department.
oyroaiisinni school may change oame
By SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
If UNC's provost agrees, the
School of Journalism will become the
School of Journalism and Mass
Communications, but the Depart
ment of Radio, Television and
Motion Pictures has strong objec
tions to the idea.
Richard Cole, dean of the journal
ism school, said his main reason for
wanting to change the name is to
reflect the broad-based curriculum
the school offers.
"The main reason (for the name
change) is to be accurate about the
subject matter of what we do to
have a name that more accurately
reflects what we're about," Cole said.
"Obviously, we're about journalism,
but we're also about mass
The school not only prepares
students for a career in the print
media, he said, but also in broadcast
ing, advertising and public relations.
Only the name, not the curriculum,
would change, he said.
Adding mass communications to
the school's name would also more
accurately describe the graduate
program. He explained that the
school's doctoral program leads to a
degree in mass communications
research. "When you just say 'School
of Journalism,' that doesnt cover the
graduate program," Cole said.
Many other journalism schools
around the country have also changed
their names to add mass commun
ications to the title, and the national
association of professors, formerly
the Association for Education in
Journalism, is now the Association
for Education in Journalism and
Mass Communications, he said.
Cole proposed the name change at
a faculty meeting several months ago.
Associate Professor Raleigh Mann
said the faculty approved the dean's
proposal, although the vote was not
The school's administrative board
unanimously approved the name
change with one abstention, Cole
said. The proposal now needs the
provost's approval, which Cole said
he doesn't expect because of objec
tions from the RTVMP department.
Gorham Kindem, RTVMP chair
man, said the faculty at RTVMP feels
it is also involved in the study of mass
communications. Although the
School of Journalism and the
RTVMP department share some
course requirements in the study of
broadcast journalism, the field of
communications is much broader
than the program the journalism
school offers, he said.
The proposed name change would
do more to confuse students than to
clarify what the School of Journalism
does, Kindem said. "If you call the
School of Journalism the 'School of
Journalism and Mass Communica
tions,' it might lead to student
confusion on where they might go to
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