MPA@UNC Blog


Legacy of Leadership in the Black Community: 15 Leaders in Public Service

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference, to be held September 18–21, 2013, is a gathering of some of the greatest minds in the black community, including politicians, activists, constituents, and policy makers. In honor of this upcoming event, MPA@UNC is highlighting 15 black leaders who have and continue to make a difference in the public sector...

Weekly News Roundup: September 8 – 14

Imagine a balmy autumn evening. You and your family or friends have plans to go out for dinner. The restaurant that you have in mind offers you the chance to grab a table outdoors on the sidewalk. Have you ever wondered about what arrangements are made by the restaurant and governmental agencies to make “eating out front” possible?...

All About The Benjamins: Meet America’s Bookkeeper

What Is the Department of the Treasury? As the name suggests, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is responsible for all financial matters that relate to the operation of the United States. The main goal of this executive department is to ensure the economic success of the country and to create job opportunities for citizens...

New Series: Federal Fridays

Federal Fridays is a new series that will spotlight the various departments and agencies of the United States government. Every Friday, we’ll present a different government agency, explain its history and organizational responsibilities, as well as discuss different career options that are available within the organization...

Afra Raymond: Myths about Corruption

Corruption slows growth in many nations. Corruption can run rampant even in many countries with vast natural or financial resources. Journalist and activist Afra Raymond has been observing the readily accepted myths that help perpetuate the abuse of power in Trinidad and Tobago, and demystifies them in his Ted Talk...

You’re Invited: Meet MPA@UNC in D.C. on September 12th

On Thursday, September 12th, 2013, join MPA@UNC as we host an information session at Old Ebbitt Grill, located at 675 15th Street N.W. in Washington, D.C. starting at 7:00 p.m...