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Jan. 28, 2003 – No. 49

Carolina North advisory groups to meet

Feb. 4,5,6,11, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m
Peebles Room, George Watts Hill Alumni Center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will convene four advisory groups beginning next week to offer input this spring about the potential future development of the Carolina North tract.

Dr. Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, has led the university’s efforts to set up this planning process. He and other campus leaders have articulated a long-term vision for Carolina North as a living-learning community that can expand the university’s multiple missions, create diverse partnerships and connect to and enhance both the main campus and neighboring communities.

The meetings starting next week involve four university-appointed advisory groups: university uses (Feb. 4); infrastructure (Feb. 5); new business development, private and other uses (Feb. 6); and external relations (Feb. 11). These advisory groups include campus and community representatives. All four panels are scheduled to hold their first meetings on these dates from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Peebles Room of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.

Carolina North is the 900-plus acre tract of university-owned property located north of Chapel Hill that was part of a bequest by an esteemed university philosopher years ago.

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