RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A new $3.5 million home built with private donations to house the chancellors of North Carolina State University is already getting a workout.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife Susan moved into the new residence a few weeks ago but already have hosted more than 2,000 visitors and at least eight official events.
University officials say the 8,000-square-foot building is only a few hundred square feet larger than the old one built in 1928, but its open layout allows it to be used to woo donors and honor other official visitors.
Newer and better official residences are part of a national trend at public colleges which must raise donations as state funding is cut.
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