In light of the fact that so many of our readers are pushing for this NC State Athletics blog to NOT discuss NC State Athletics, we wanted to try to find something of interest.
So, we went back into our archives and found this interesting story from Technician that will bring us up to speed on developments on campus.
Private developers have plans to bring a 10-story apartment complex and parking deck west of the N.C. State campus to aid the growing student population.
(Tim) Luckadoo has no doubt as to why Capstone Development is choosing to build student housing facilities near the University.
“I think a lot of developers are looking at N.C. State as a growing university,” Luckadoo said. “Enrollment is expected to grow to 40,000 by 2017, so it’s an attractive market opposed to other schools that aren’t growing as fast as we are.”
“It is unusual in the college market to build a high-rise building these days,” Luckadoo said. “We have plans to knock down Lee and Sullivan. Oklahoma State took down some high-rises a few years ago, and UNC-Charlotte is thinking about taking down their high-rises.”
Here is an additional question that would be interesting to discuss here — is the news that NC State is projected to grow to 40,000 students by 2017 a ‘positive’ story or a ‘negative’ story?
Since other articles that do nothing but share factual information and reality-based statistics are deemed “negative” by many of our readers and many adminstrators at NC State, I’d be curious to know the read on this development?
In 2006, Princeton Review ranked NC State as the second-best value among the nation’s public colleges and universities The same year, U.S. News & World Report ranked NC State 5th in Best Overall University Value among public universities. In 2007, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed NC State as the 12th best value among the nation’s colleges and universities.
Is this ‘positive’ or ‘negative’?
I just want to be clear on what we can and we cannot discuss out here on the internet? Since both sets of rankings are based on actual events happening in the world, what makes one set of rankings more ‘positive’ and one set more ‘negative’?
If you were an old-school Carolina fan who hated NC State…which set of rankings would you consider postiive and which set are negative?