MPA@UNC Blog


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...

Let’s Take A Ride: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems [Infographic]

Five major US cities including Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco have the largest, most extensive public transit systems in the country. To gain a better understanding of the history and scope of each city and its public transportation system, MPA@UNC, the online mpa degree, has created a visualization to show how millions of Americans travel daily via mass transit—Let’s Take a Ride: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems...

8 North Carolina Companies Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility

Thanks to the growing popularity of corporate social responsibility (CSR), businesses are putting more emphasis on making a difference in the world around them. A focus on good corporate citizenship improves conditions in local communities, but also ultimately yields higher returns as it forges deeper connections with customers who care about social good...