New medical education building part of NC bond package

The UNC School of Medicine would receive $68 million in state funds to replace Berryhill Hall.

On March 15, North Carolina voters will decide on a proposed $2-billion Connect NC bond package that would enable statewide investments in higher education, safety, parks, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure improvements.

The Connect NC bonds would allow the state to pay for 50-year assets with 20-year financing and require no tax increases. If approved by voters, more than half of the bond revenues will fund improvement and expansion projects across the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Specific to the UNC School of Medicine, $68 million would go toward the creation of a new medical education building. Berryhill Hall, the current medical education building, was designed in the early 1960s and opened in 1970. To learn more about how UNC-Chapel Hill would use the bond funds, please visit http://carolinabond.unc.edu. The UNC Board of Governors has endorsed the bond package for the university.

Two websites have been created by outside entities to provide resources and information about the bonds. Visit connect.nc.gov to learn more about the bond legislation and funding allocations proposed for specific projects, and visit www.voteyestoinvest.com for advocacy and fundraising information. Please note that these sites are not maintained or controlled by the university, the university does not produce or direct the content on the sites, and clicking on them will take you away from the university.

As a reminder, state resources cannot fund advocacy for the bond campaign, and this restriction includes state employee time, use of equipment, and use of office supplies. If you would like to receive additional information from Connect NC, please sign up using a personal email address to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Please also review UNC-Chapel Hill’s policy on appropriate use of university/electronic resources at http://help.unc.edu/help/unc-chapel-hill-network-acceptable-use-policy/.

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