$5.3 million for Silent Sam? UNC-CH is confused
As a retired faculty from the School of Nursing, I am stunned and furious that the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees can suddenly come up with $5.3 million for a new building for a statue, when the School of Nursing suffers in a 60-year-old building that is in desperate need of being replaced. This was true when I retired over 15 years ago and remains so today.
Carrington Hall, where over 600 nursing students are enrolled in classes, has leaking roofs and windows, with rain felt in classrooms, a yearly attack of bugs, and a failing heating system. Every other health science school has had a major overhaul or new building in the past decades.
In addition, many of the other schools of nursing in the state have brand new buildings because their university understands the importance of educating nurses with innovative technology. – Margaret S. Miles Professor Emerita, UNC School of Nursing