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Blue Cross NC awards UNC-Chapel Hill $665K for statewide youth employment program

November 29, 2022

New funding fuels the Carolina Across 100’s “Our State, Our Work” program which connects young adults with good paying job opportunities.



On the frontlines: Registers of deeds fulfill essential role in NC counties

November 14, 2022

When the Institute of Government opened its doors at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1931, one of the first groups of clients it gathered was North Carolina’s registers of deeds. This was no coincidence: while the work of registers and their offices often flies under the radar to the average North Carolinian, local government experts understand the critical importance of these underappreciated civil servants.



Orange County Declares November 2 “Dean Mike Smith Day”

November 2, 2022

At the November 1 meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, the board declared Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Dean Mike Smith Day in the county. The declaration was made through a proclamation recognizing Smith and his dedication to improving North Carolina communities.



Tar Heel Bus Tour highlights School of Government collaborations statewide

October 26, 2022

The Tar Heel Bus Tour has always had deep ties to the UNC School of Government.



Frances Berry Discusses Government Innovation in Fall 2022 Deil S. Wright Lecture

October 19, 2022

In 2002, the UNC MPA Alumni Association honored Professor Deil Wright for his 34 years of teaching MPA students by creating the Deil S. Wright Lecture in Public Administration. Each year, a distinguished professional from the field of public administration enriches the educational experience of students, alumni, faculty, and interested members of the community through this event.



Frayda Bluestein Honored with Prestigious Edward Kidder Graham Award

October 4, 2022

In her 30-year-career, UNC School of Government faculty member Frayda Bluestein has become one of North Carolina’s most trusted and valued experts on governmental structure and powers, conflicts of interest, and transparency laws.



Rebecca Badgett Adds Grants Management Expertise to School Faculty Ranks

September 28, 2022

After serving five years as a research attorney and legal educator with the UNC School of Government, Rebecca Badgett has joined the School’s faculty as a teaching assistant professor.



School of Government Welcomes Kirsten Leloudis to Faculty as Public Health Expert

September 20, 2022

The UNC School of Government is pleased to welcome Kirsten Leloudis as the newest member of its faculty. Leloudis joins the Law and Finance Division as assistant professor of public law and government, as one of the School’s subject matter experts in public health law. 



Entrepreneurial Initiatives and UNC MPA Pair Up for Statewide Impact

September 8, 2022

When it was time for Maggie Bailey ’21 to look for her first post-MPA job, she didn’t have to look far. She found the right fit within the walls of the School of Government, joining the School’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab as its second project manager. The role was a natural transition for Bailey after serving as a research assistant in the Lab as a student.



Christopher McLaughlin Partners with NC Counties to Study Property Tax Appeals

September 2, 2022

In 2020, an analysis of 118 million home sales across the nation from the past decade revealed that for nearly every state, property tax assessments were higher relative to sales prices in areas with higher Black and Hispanic populations.



Leisha DeHart-Davis’s Article on Workplace Incivility Honored with Best Article Award

August 31, 2022

Faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis is the most recent member of the UNC School of Government faculty  to win national recognition for her scholarship. An article she co-authored, "Gender, Race, and Experiences of Workplace Incivility in Public Organizations", was recently selected as a co-winner of the 2022 Best Article Award for Vol.

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