I hope someone somewhere is developing a plan to oust Chick-Fil-A from University Mall once and forever. Sure the company has a right to think whatever it wants, but it doesn't have a right to sit smack dab in the middle of our town in a perpetual contract with the mall owners.
Over the years, there have been countless boycotts and civil uprisings against dastardly corporate interests ... only a few of which have had any impact at all. So in the spirit of crowdsourcing, I'm throwing this question open to the community at large.
The Town of Chapel Hill Special Topics sessions return to the
community with a presentation on student housing at noon Wednesday, Aug.
15, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Special Topics series began during the Chapel Hill 2020
comprehensive planning process as a way to share information with
interested residents who want to know more about issues, trends and
studies that affect the future. For past topics, see http://bit.ly/zi4gLo
Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and co-presenters Christopher Payne,
associate vice chancellor for student affairs, and Larry Hicks, director
of housing and residential education, will provide an overview of the
current on-campus student housing options provided by the University and
plans for future renovation and construction.
They will share information about campus housing and recent student
surveys for the factors that influence where students live as well as
the resources available to students who move off campus. They will also
discuss the University’s business model for campus housing including
factors such as market rates, safety and security and retention.
The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
Crisp is a 1989 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and
a 1992 graduate of the UNC School of Law. He began his career at UNC
after his graduation in 1992 working as the school’s first full-time
assistant dean for student affairs and the first associate dean for
student services. He moved to Student Affairs as the assistant vice
chancellor in 2005.
Payne has served in a variety of higher education positions including
assistant director of residence life at the University of Nebraska at
Kearney, director of operations for the department of residence at the
University of Denver and director of housing and residential education
Hicks previously served as associate director of administrative services in the department of housing and residential education.
The public event will be aired live on Chapel Hill Government TV-18 and streamed on the Town of Chapel Hill website at www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1850. For more information about the special topic series, contact Catherine Lazorko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-969-5055. For more information about the presenters, contact Susan Hudson at email@example.com or 919-962-8415.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Council Chamber, Chapel Hill Town Hall
One of four forums sponsored by The Organizing Against Racism Alliance of Orange County, the Economic Justice Forum will feature a panel speaking on economic justice issues as they relate to the November Elections such as foreclosures and predatory lending, family leave and family support policies, and wage theft and income issues.
Featured speakers include:
Ellen Hamick, Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending
Ajamu Dillahunt, Senior Outreach Coordinator, Workers Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center
Maxine Eichner, Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law
Robert Dowling (Executive Director, Community Home Trust)
Thursday, September 20, 2012 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
OWASA Community Room (400 Jones Ferry Road)
The Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Alliance is a local, grassroots group educating about and organizing against institutional and systemic racism.
We are sponsoring four distinct forums with
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