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Can Green Tape Make An Effective Bureaucracy?

When people think of bureaucracy, thoughts of rules, regulations, “red tape,” or slow-moving actions may come to mind. But there can be benefits to bureaucratic approaches to management, and these benefits can result in transparency, guidance, consistency, and simplicity for an organization and its employees...

Law Enforcement Professionals Have A New Mobile Productivity Tool

As law enforcement professionals know, it is crucial to follow the dictates of the law when acting in an official capacity. Not doing so can turn a slam-dunk case into a misfire that can waste hours of careful work on the part of police departments, prosecutors, and countless others involved in a criminal investigation...

Private vs. Federal Loans for MPA Programs

Many students in graduate programs, including Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs, use financial aid to cover the cost of earning their degrees. Loans are typically a major component of financial aid for graduate studies. The terms and conditions of loans can vary widely, so it is important for students to understand all of the loan options available....

Navigating the FAFSA

If you’re like most graduate students, you will need some type of financial aid in order to pay for school. Many graduate students turn to the U.S. Department of Education to help fund their education through Federal Direct Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS loan programs...

New Year, New Degree: MPA@UNC Welcomes First Class

Chapel Hill, NC – January 29, 2013 — Classes recently began for the first students enrolled in the online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the top-ranked School of Government at the University for North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The innovative program at UNC’s School of Government aims to shape leaders in public service, a field that is expected to grow in visibility and importance over the next decade and beyond...

10 Surprising Inauguration Facts

The 57th Presidential Inauguration is expected to bring 600,000–800,000 people to Washington, D.C., on January 21 to watch President Obama be sworn in for his second term...