At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “high priority” projects and “emergency” needs apparently mean two different things. Even as buildings “crumble” and outdated labs go unrenovated — those things deemed “emergency” needs for UNC-CH under a $3 billion bond proposal to the General Assembly last July — UNC-CH announced last week that it will use $28.6 million in unrestricted grants (a gift from 1949 UNC-CH graduate David B. Clayton) to fund “high priority” projects. These projects differ drastically from the school’s “emergency” needs as outlined under the $3 billion bond proposal. And, in fact, none of the grant money will be used to fund such “emergency” needs.
UNC-CH’s “emergency” needs as outlined under the Michael K. Hooker Higher Education Finance Facilities Act.
Murphy Hall - Renovations $6,403,317 Institute of Marine Sciences 1,746,000 Interdisciplinary Physical Sciences Building 59,000,000 Carrington Hall, School of Nursing - Addition 5,873,000 School of Public Health 28,900,000 Memorial Hall 12,000,000 Biomolecular Research Bldg., School of Med. 26,718,000 R.D. Smith Middle School Wing, School of Ed. 1,442,896 Administrative Office Building 7,005,200 Infrastructure/Technology Improvements 15,654,531 Digital Multimedia Instructional Center 12,000,000 Academic Facilities Renovations 26,000,000 Technology Infrastructure Expansion 3,777,350