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Local officials needed to bolster NC Census response

August 19, 2020

With the 2020 Census collection drawing to a close, North Carolina’s response rate is below the national rate and below its rate in 2010.



Three School of Government projects funded by NC Policy Collaboratory

August 10, 2020

The NC Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill has distributed $29 million toward 85 research projects focused on treatment, community testing, and prevention of COVID-19. Three projects at the School of Government were selected to receive funds.

The projects are:



Municipal and County Administration Moves Online

August 5, 2020

After more than 65 years of instruction at the School of Government, Municipal and County Administration will transition to an online format this year. Starting on October 6th, participants in the course will convene on Zoom for three-hour sessions, spread out across 27 days of instruction over the course of eight months.



12 Fellows join second Lead for North Carolina Cohort

August 5, 2020

Lead for North Carolina (LFNC), a program of the UNC School of Government, is continuing its mission to train a new generation of public service leaders with the introduction of its second cohort of fellows.



Lead for North Carolina helps launch NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps

July 16, 2020

An effort led by the Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and supported by Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) at the UNC School of Government is matching North Carolina college students in need of work experience with local governments and nonprofits seeking additional help to support COVID-19 response efforts.



Faculty Members Explore Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership in Latest Publication

July 16, 2020

Faculty members Leisha DeHart-Davis and Kimberly Nelson recently co-authored a book entitled Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership: The Glass Cliff in Public Service Careers, for the Cambridge University Press Elements in Public and Nonprofit Administration series.



Connecting to Protect North Carolina Seniors

July 10, 2020

In government, a problem cannot exist in a vacuum. Building a new road might include a city’s planners, budgeting office, transportation, maintenance, and citizens. Combating opioid misuse requires collaboration between social services, public health agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and more.

It was not surprising, then, that the problem of elder abuse in North Carolina communities came to the UNC School of Government from two separate worlds.



Henderson, FBI Publish Strategies to Address Human Trafficking

June 23, 2020

UNC School of Government faculty member Margaret Henderson has partnered with retired Raleigh Police Department detective Rick Hoffman to publish an extensive list of free and low-cost strategies to help law enforcement begin to address human trafficking.



Educating Service Members with the Warrior-Scholar Project

June 18, 2020

UNC School of Government faculty members Charles Szypszak and Trey Allen will again join the Warrior-Scholar Project as volunteer instructors this summer.



A Message from the School of Government: Addressing Racism and Bias

June 16, 2020

Like all of you, I have received heartfelt messages from many organizations about the killing of Mr. George Floyd and related events. Mr.

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