On May 29, the New York Times Opinionator blog mentionedRaising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, by Alyson A. Grine and Emily Coward and part of the Indigent Defense Manual series, as an example of efforts that are being undertaken around the country to address racial bias in the criminal justice system.
Retired North Carolina Superior Court Judge Melzer “Pat” Morgan reviewedRaising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, by Alyson A. Grine and Emily Coward, in the Summer 2015 issue of the North Carolina State Bar Journal. “It is a highly valuable manual that every criminal defense practitioner should consult,” Morgan said.
High school seniors who will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2015 and have at least one parent who has been a North Carolina local government employee for at least five years are eligible to apply for the Warren Jake Wicker Undergraduate Scholarship. Contact UNC's Torie Davis Forte at 919.843.1619 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Faculty, staff, and family members celebrated the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Carolina MPA graduates on Saturday, May 9. Charlotte City Council Member Vi Lyles '74 delivered the graduation address. For photos of the event, visit Carolina MPA on Facebook and Twitter.
Dean Mike Smith was honored on April 7 with the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service and presented by Chancellor Carol Folt, the award recognizes that Smith's "approach to mentoring, inspiring, and providing opportunities for others to make a positive impact in the community has expanded public service beyond the University and the School of Government."
The School of Government's Final Report on City Services for Fiscal Year 2013–2014: Performance and Cost Data, prepared by Dale J. Roenigk, presents data for thirteen North Carolina cities in thirteen service areas.