The Register, 2003-09-04
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by karina hardy news reporter/online editor a i'm real happy for the players coaches and our alumni and the scores but i notice it's the way the ball players handle themselves very professional and crisp i don't believe that we have any personal problems in the game you can really tell that players are really tal ented as well as the coaches so i am really happy with the way the season has started q what phase of campus construc tion are we in right now and tell me how the master plan is progressing sharonda eggleton/photo editor by andrea m james register contributor q once again a&t has a reached a record for enrollment what are your feelings on that and were there any of housing concerns a&t evolves towards work continues on the new dorm to replace scott hall master plan a it's going incredibly well we are probably in the middle phase and have several projects that need to be com pleted we are all progressing really well our staff is doing a really good job of taking projects and making sure that they are on time and within the budget parameter a it's fantastic more and more stu dents want to take advantage of an a&t education it says a lot about our faculty staff and students who are cur rently here in addition to getting the word out through marketing approach es media and the word of mouth of students have been a big deal and we want to keep that tradition going this year we have had spectacular growth with 10,000 students housing is always complex when you're build ing renovating and housing stu dents at the same time fortunately we have a new apartment complex that's sprung up around the campus and a hotel to help us with our demand the reason it's kind of tricky is because more students want to stay on cam pus cooper was down last year but now ifs back up we're going to take the dorm down to refurbish it this semester we are housing about 3,700 students we will probably n.c a&t has undergone numerous changes since spring 2003 many construction and infrastructure projects have been completed and several are now under way thanks to the 153.8 million hooker higher education financial facilities act these projects are a part of the university's master plan that is scheduled to be complete in 2008 the newest addition to the campus is the new general classroom building this state-of-the-art educational facility is 147,000 square feet of new offices classrooms and an auditorium for the students and faculty in the college of arts and sciences and the school of business and economics i like the improvements it's a lot more space said junior electronic media major junior n2iuki a new residence hall which is scheduled to be complete in december of this year is currently under construction this new housing complex and two others will replace scott hall which is scheduled to be demolished in the new suite-style residence housing facilities will provide housing for a total of 840 students according to andrew perkins assistant vice chancellor for facilities the left for many students on n.c a&t's campus this nightmare is a reality this year a substantial amount of money was put into renovating the campus dorm to provide students with a better quality of living however to some students it seems to be the opposite of that if these dorms are renovated why do we have the same old doors sinks and closets to renovate and old dorm but leave the same broken closets and sinks seems a little backwards said brett harrington of haley hall there have been major problems on campus since the renovations took place there are reports of phones and cable not working fur niture missing or needing to be replaced and other things that some students feels should have been taken care of before students came to campus this year a&t should be trying harder to meet the needs of the students since we are paying for schooling and to stay on campus said greg bond resident of scott a i feel like they slipped up this year with housing amongst other things things should have been ready for us before we came on campus he said cooper hall the newest renovat ed dorm is going through the most hardships along with the problems of not having a phone or cable in many rooms the building has incurred damage two weeks ago the fourth floor of can you imagine going to your dorm room and find that you don't have a phone line cable furniture air electricity on one side of your room please see campus page 3 please see q&a page 2 please see dorms page 3 index news 2-3 e-vibes 6 opinion 4-5 sports 7 a&t blanks central 25-0 page 7 nathan mccali's book is a good read page 6 thursday sept 4 2003 network viruses vex a&t copyright 2003 volume 78 no 1 state university north carolina a&t the register www ncatregister com news reporter by tiffany s jones of worms and viruses that infected the system for the better part of the first two weeks of classes freshman ebone mitchell said her computer was infected by the viruses and it was inconvenient i had to wake up early in the mornings to go type stuff in the gibbs computer lab mitchell said students were able to keep up with work by using comput please see viruses page 3 dorms pose problems for students chancellor james c renick many n.c a&t students are guilty of waiting until the first week of classes to register and usually the only problems that arise are the occasional class being closed which could be solved with a couple of signatures or long lines that simply have to be waited out this year brought about problems that need far more than a signature to solve them a&t is still recovering from the group it was very frustrating because i was unable to drop and register for the class es that i wanted said public relations major tamara giles she is a senior and it was urgent that she got the classes she needed due to the problems with the computer system registration was extended until aug 26 chancellor james c renick came to n.c a&t in july 1999 with various goals in mind for the university including a masterplan to recontruct a&t's cam pus with ongoing projects q how do you feel about a&t's opening football season
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