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New Business School Opens at UNC

Posted September 12, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— UNC-Chapel Hill is growing with a new business school. The new Kenan-Flagler Business School is housed in a 44 million-dollar building that took three years to build and it comes with all the bells and whistles of modern technology.

The dedication of the new building sparked a celebratory atmosphere at UNC. Alan Greenspan came to Chapel Hill to cut the ribbon for the building that will allow 1300 students to study the ins and outs of business education in a technology intensive environment.

University leaders said they hope the new business school and the new facility will place the business program at UNC among the top in the country.

Mary Elizabeth Johnson, an MBA student, said the new technology will enable students to have better communication with the business world.

Students and faculty said the new technology will be instrumental in educating and recruiting students for the business program. The new technology features two-way video conferencing, global hook-ups and 2800 Internet connections.

Students can take their laptops into the building and tap into the Internet from almost anywhere, helping them further their education and use resources from around the world.