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NCCU to Repair Building, Then Replace It in 2012

Posted February 20, 2008

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— Noth Carolina Central University will spend $650,000 to repair its aging student union, a building that is scheduled to be torn down in 2012.

Chancellor Charlie Nelms told members of the N.C. Central Board of Trustees Executive Committee Tuesday that  significant repairs to the Alphonso Elder Student Union are needed immediately, despite the fact that the building, which opened in 1968, faces demolition.

According to a proposal presented by Louis Velez, assistant vice chancellor and dean of students, and Constance Roberson, director of the student union, the building needs several new air handling units and new pipes to replace rusted pipes above the student union's bookstore ceiling.

"The age of the building with no major renovations has generated the need to repair the HVAC, electrical systems, asbestos abatement, and plumbing," the proposal stated.

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  • Scubagirl Feb 20, 2008

    THIS MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE....NOT ONE BIT.
    I can think of much better uses for tax dollars
    someone needs to step in here and do the intelligent thing

  • fromRaleigh Feb 20, 2008

    This is just another example of Govt waste! How unfortunate that MY tax dollars continue to be spent irresponsibly and there is no one brave enough over at NCCU to call this what it is-MISHANDLING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS....AGAIN!