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Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Today is October 21, 2019 – this puts us 3/4ths of the way through hurricane season.  Chapel Hill, even though it is pretty inland, has been hit by hurricanes in the past. Just last year, Hurricane Florence hit Chapel Hill bringing more than nine inches of rain over four days.  Weather emergencies pose a unique …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Welcome to the MPA team, Krisitin! Kristin Pawlowski is our new Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations for the MPA Program! Kristin is coming to us with great experience and skills, especially after serving UNC students for more than 3 years. We are super excited to have her as an addition to our team. …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

When most people think MPA at UNC-Chapel Hill, they think local government. Rightfully so, we are ranked #2 in the nation for the local government area of study. However, that is not where our knowledge stops. Like I mentioned a few blog posts ago, the MPA program has many different concentrations (see here). One of …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Did you know that the MPA program offers a few weekend-intensive courses? They sure do! The weekend intensive courses are called immersion courses. They are intended to allow collaborative learning between our online and on-campus students. You spend a few weeks before your weekend meet date doing preliminary work online, which can include reading, quizzes, …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Welcome back!!! As I mentioned in my previous post, I am taking on a new role this year! I will be working with our very own Director of Admissions, Cara Robinson. This year, I will serve as the Admissions Research Assistant. This means that I get to post a lot more here and do other …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Welcome & welcome back!  I am back with the MPA Matters blog! Since the start of the new academic year, I have taken on a new role as the Admissions Research Assistant. I am beyond excited to help recruit the best and the brightest to our MPA program! To kick off my new role, I …

Author: Brian Farmer

Well, it has been a couple of weeks since I finished up my internship with the City of Salisbury, and I can honestly say I still miss this amazing experience (we can pretend that I saved the last post until some time had passed, and not that I left you all hanging because I was …

Author: Karson Nelson

With still no movement on the budget and little conversation about the continuing resolution from last year’s budget, it is unclear what the General Assembly’s plan is moving forward. The “Medicaid Light” bill as they call it still remains on the House Calendar with no movement, and it is unclear what the GA will do …

Author: Hallee Haygood

This is my last post for the summer, and it is very bittersweet for me. I have loved working for the City of Durham, and my last day of work this Friday will be an emotional one. I have had the best supervisors (seen below), worked on projects of great interest to me, and have …

Author: Sydney Lawrence

Hello blog readers! I am sad to say that this is my last blog post, so I’m here to say farewell to the EPA. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer internship experience, and I am so thankful to have been able to work alongside these awesome people! This week, a co-worker of mine …

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