Hardin, Bondurant, Chase Chosen as Hall Monikers

The first of four South Campus residence halls that opened three years ago has an official name. The dorm heretofore known as Morrison South will be named for former Chancellor Paul Hardin.

Hardin served from 1988 to 1995.

Still awaiting their names are Craige North, Ehringhaus South and Hinton James North, so designated because each was built on the lawn of one of the 1960s high-rise dorms. The Chancellor’s Committee for Naming University Facilities and Activities is expected to recommend permanent names to the trustees.

The name of Stuart Bondurant ’50 will be on a major addition to the medical school that is expected to open this fall. It will mirror the Columbia Street facade of the original school, MacNider Hall, which later was obscured by construction of the Health Sciences Library. Bondurant was dean of the school for 15 years starting in 1979 and returned for one year as interim dean.

The trustees also have approved the designation of the student eateries at the new Rams Head Center as Chase Dining Hall in Rams Head Center. Former Provost Dick Richardson, who chairs the committee, said its bylaws call for it to make an effort to find a new venue for the name that graced a demolished building. Chase Hall, named for former UNC President Harry Woodburn Chase and the longtime home of the South Campus dining hall, was torn down last summer. But, Richardson said, there is some concern that this might not be an adequate honor, since students might persist in calling the dining hall “Rams Head.”

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