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  • 25th Anniversary Features Hunt Library Groundbreaking

    Centennial Campus celebrated its 25th anniversary with the groundbreaking of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. The 200,000 square-foot Hunt Library, named for former N.C. Governor, will help alleviate overcrowded conditions in university library spaces. The UNC university system standard is to provide study seating for 20 percent of university students – currently, NC State libraries can seat less than 5 percent. “This building will mark the beginning of a new era in learning and collaboration on campus,” said Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at NC State. “We’re absolutely thrilled that the university is going to have one of the finest academic and research libraries anywhere in the world.” The Hunt Library will also house the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI), a public-policy “think-and-do” tank that brings together leaders from businesses, non-profit organizations, government and higher education to tackle some of the biggest issues facing North Carolina’s future growth and prosperity. About 400 dignitaries and guests attended the celebratory event, which also featured a video of the research and educational campus.

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