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Bell Tower Bucks Baby...

submitted by Seotaji on Tuesday, January 30 at 2:08 PM

Seems that the idea that MAF had to make the Bell Tower glow in an erie "pillar of evil" red light costed a wee bit more than everyone expected.

Thanks to Seotaji for submitting the story.

Heres the story to those of you who want to know just how much we really spent.

posted by Maugan on Tuesday, January 30 at 4:10 PM

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Patman
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omg, that money could have paid all of tww's tuition. She better hurry up and take her job in washington b4 she gets run out of town.

1/30/2001 4:30:46 PM

TallyHo
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Who cares? It's just the N&O trying to stir up some trouble.

First of all, it'll become a tradition, and we could use some more of those.

Second, it wasn't taxpayer money. It was "from a pot of discretionary money fueled by donations to the university and its foundations."

Third, in the grand scheme of things, $112,000 isn't shit. That's about the salary of one tenured professor for one year.

[Edited by TallyHo on 1/30/2001 at 4:49:55 PM. Reason: yes]

1/30/2001 4:47:09 PM

Patman
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money is money! 112000 will pay 2 tenured professors. that money could have been used instead of raising tuition or housing costs. this university wastes money at an appaling rate. i hate it for yall in the business school b/c this university has no business sense.

1/30/2001 5:04:27 PM

Finish
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Lighting the tower red is an excellent idea, and if it took that much to do it, so be it. The tower is what people see most of our University when they drive down Hillsborough St. I think it looks awesome lit up red!!

1/30/2001 5:57:17 PM

markgoal
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It is nothing compared to the money wasted by Public Safety.

1/30/2001 6:17:27 PM

Satch
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look at the article and you will see the problem. Even the administration was unaware of the grandure of the expense. Seems no one was aware it cost that much.
- guys the chancellor is most likely gone (officially nominated) , and the provst is already gone. It is kinda funny, i like the lights, but not at that price. I admit that i can see where more money is spent in even dumber areas, but we just found out about this one.



----"It's funny, even when it's so tragic in view of the real problems that the university faces," said De Buysscher, who served on a faculty committee that supported the tower lighting proposal in the summer of 1998.--



1/30/2001 6:35:12 PM

Pings
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the chancellor used a double negative

1/30/2001 6:49:22 PM

Finish
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I know most of you don't like Chancellor Fox, and I don't agree with everything she's done...but she has made NCSU a better University, and it would be a HUGE loss if she were to leave.

1/30/2001 8:36:12 PM

Tom Green
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Man, I read that article in the N&O. I applaud the red lenses and everything, but wasn't there some cheaper way to do it? I'm not balking at the idea, just the ONE HUNDRED TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS that it took to carry it out.

1/30/2001 8:48:07 PM

Schlager69
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a lot of the money was spent for stuff that needed to be done anyway....so the cost of lighting the thing up wasn't really 112,000 if you subtract the 73,000 for the new lights which they said they were about to buy anyway (not to mention the price for the bench and to repair the electrical box, which the story doesn't talk about), and the price is 39,000 . it is still kinda high, but the N&O wouldn't be writing a story about it...

1/30/2001 10:20:41 PM

Hemogoblin
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I actually really like the tower being lighted up red, but then again, I'm just an evil being. I appreciate such sinister decorations.

1/30/2001 10:39:19 PM

Seotaji
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i got published, woohooo!!!

1/31/2001 12:20:49 AM

InsaneMan
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The bell tower serves no purpose. Even if it was about to crumble into peices(which it wasnt) there is no reason to spend money on it.

2/3/2001 3:15:31 PM

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