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Public Policy graduating senior forged her path for success

May 6, 2019

Carolina Covenant Scholar Randi Thompson says “If you are willing to work hard and make sacrifices, you can overcome the barriers to coming to college.”


2019 Distinguished Commencement Speaker Announced

May 4, 2019

Calyssa Zellars, UNC Public Policy alumna and attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, named commencement speaker.


Public Policy major Gabby Hubert awarded Burch Fellowship

March 29, 2019

Gabby will travel to Yangon, Myanmar for two and a half months to work at the Asia Foundation.


Professors Rebecca Kreitzer and Candis Watts Smith and graduate student Feiya Suo win award from Midwest Political Science Association

March 25, 2019

Their work, “The Dynamics of Racial Resentment Across the 50 U.S. States,” was chosen as a co-winner of the award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics.


Public Policy alum awarded prestigious Junior Fellows selection

March 22, 2019

Sandy Alkoutami has been chosen as a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in Middle Eastern studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Read more.


Professor Steve Hemelt elected to Association for Education Finance and Policy board

March 18, 2019

Professor Hemelt will serve a 3 year term with the organization whose mission is to promote understanding of means by which resources are generated, distributed, and used to enhance human learning.


Professor Jeremy Moulton participates in Brookings panel March 14

March 15, 2019

As part of Brookings’ conference Can big data improve economic measurement?—offered simultaneously as a webcast—Professor Moulton’s work on using Zillow microdata to value housing services will be part of the discussion of case studies using big, privately gathered data.


Professor Gutierrez Wins Grant

March 13, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation awarded Professor Carmen Gutierrez a grant for her project “The ACA and the Demography of the U.S. Criminal Justice Population.”


Public Policy graduate shines in State Attorney’s Office

March 11, 2019

Sabrina Marcos, a newly hired assistant state attorney, won a mock trial opening statement contest.


Carolina Forum: The Media as Superpower for Public Good

March 8, 2019

Stephen Friedman is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning creator of social impact campaigns. Using the power of storytelling and SYP’s experience in large-scale transformation, he partners with CEOs and philanthropists to tackle some of the biggest social challenges we face.


Public Policy major Priya Sridhar gains experience at Oxford

December 20, 2018

Priya, whose academic interest is particularly focused on the intersection between criminal justice and mental health, and an Oxford University Professor of Forensic Psychiatry worked on a systematic review examining prison healthcare last summer.


Graduate student Averi Chakrabarti posts on the World Bank’s Development Impact site

December 5, 2018

Averi highlights the immediate human health impact of the rapid rates of deforestation in Indonesia due to forest loss-induced spikes in malaria in her guest post.


Professor Cassandra Davis in the Spotlight

December 3, 2018

Highlighting her work for the NSF-funded research study “Investigating the Impact of Hurricanes and School Responses on Students in Texas and North Carolina,” Professor Davis is in the UNC Office of Research Development Faculty Spotlight.


Professor Carmen Gutierrez’s work on Patterns of Insurance Coverage is highlighted.

December 1, 2018

In addition to publication of her findings on healthcare coverage before and after the Affordable Care Act, Professor Gutierrez discusses the roles of employment, marriage, and other factors in explaining patterns of insurance coverage on “The Measure of Everyday Life.”


Professors Kreitzer and Smith publish “Variation in Title X Leads to Contraception Deserts”

November 29, 2018

The recent convergence of abortion and contraceptive politics has led to areas where affordable contraception is difficult to come by.