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MPA@UNC’s First Cohort Graduation

On May 9 I had the pleasure of watching the first MPA@UNC cohort take part in the UNC School of Government’s graduation ceremony in Chapel Hill. Eight online students graduated between December 2014 and May 2015, and seven of them traveled to Chapel Hill from all parts of the United States with their families in order to participate in the ceremony...

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...

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...

 

OMB: The Most Powerful Office in Washington That You’ve Never Heard Of

Last year, it oversaw a budget of $2.9 trillion. Its 500 employees manage hundreds of agencies and commissions that employ another 4.3 million people. This makes it one of the largest organizations in Washington, DC, and, as part of the executive branch, it keeps an eye on the performance of federal agencies. It’s an office that reports directly to the president and administers the federal budget...

MPA@UNC Announces Cross-University Course Enrollment

MPA@UNC students now have the opportunity to choose from dozens of new electives as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joins with other leading universities in a cross-university course enrollment initiative...

Mobile Application Now Available for Students in MPA@UNC

MPA@UNC and 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top universities and colleges, are pleased to announce the introduction and availability of a new mobile application for iOS and Android. The innovative app allows for students enrolled in the online format of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration program to view interactive course content as well as communicate live with fellow students and professors on their mobile devices...

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