MPA@UNC Blog


The Keys to Safer, Bike-Friendlier Communities

When tens of thousands of experienced and not-so-experienced bicyclists hit the nation’s roads this May to celebrate National Bike Month, will they return home safely? The answer depends largely on local policy and planning decisions years in the making. Let’s take a look at what public and nonprofit leaders in large and small communities can learn from three of the bike-friendliest cities in the United States...

Inspiring Women in Nonprofit Management

According to a study by the University of Denver and The White House Project, women constitute only 21 percent of leadership roles among nonprofits with budgets in excess of $25 million—even though they make up 75 percent of the workforce. To celebrate the contributions of women who have broken through as leaders in nonprofit management, we’ve assembled a list of accomplished and inspiring women at the top of their game...

MPA@UNC Celebrates Its First Graduates

Christmas. Chanukah. New Year’s Eve. The month of December is jam-packed with celebrations. As MPA@UNC prepares for the holidays, we are excited to have yet another reason to celebrate: Ruth Rivas and Jeremy Schmidt are graduating...

Recap: 2014 Public Administration Conference

In early November, the School of Government held its annual Public Administration Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This two-day event is an exciting opportunity for MPA@UNC students to connect on campus, discuss current trends and challenges that exist within the public sector, and exchange ideas with fellow students, alumni, faculty, and thought leaders from across the country...

Decade of Destruction: The High Cost of Hurricanes [Infographic]

Katrina. Wilma. Sandy. During the past 10 years, these names have unfortunately become common parts of the American lexicon. They symbolize a decade that featured 15 of the costliest hurricanes on record that resulted in thousands of casualties, millions of destroyed homes, and more than $310 billion in total damage...

 

Jim Svara: The Man to Know

A good student of local government management will tell you that Jim Svara is the man to know and learn from when pursing an MPA degree. For those new to the field, Svara’s story is an indication of the broad and tangible connections between the study of public administration and the many interests students may have...