August 2012

Let's increase the ROI on Inter-city Visits

Ruby Sinreich's picture

I've long been skeptical of the bi-annual Inter-city Visits organized by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, err sorry, that's actually the Chamber-owned Partnership for a Sustainable Community. The intention to visit a community and learn from their successess and failures is a good one.

Here a chick, there a chick

James's picture

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.  

Town of Chapel Hill Special Topics Session: Student Housing

OP Editors's picture
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 at UNC.

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 clazorko@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-5055. For more information about the presenters, contact Susan Hudson at susan_hudson@unc.edu or 919-962-8415.

Date: 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Council Chamber, Chapel Hill Town Hall

Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 2: ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Molly De Marco's picture

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)

Date: 

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

OWASA Community Room (400 Jones Ferry Road)

Politics, Race, and the November Election: Four panels sponsored by the Organizing Against Racism Alliance of Orange County

Molly De Marco's picture
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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