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Last year we announced the first recipients of the Margaret Taylor Writing Prizes, which we created with the help of generous donors to honor good writing and editing at the School. Margaret was an editor with the Institute of Government who was known as a “defender of and standard-bearer for the plain style.” What did
I learned on Friday afternoon that Jessie Smith will be receiving one of Carolina’s most significant scholarly honors—a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professorship. Congratulations to Jessie on this wonderful and well-deserved recognition. According to the Provost’s letter announcing her award, “A distinguished professorship is one of the most prestigious and visible honors that The University
The 2013 SCUPSO (Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations) Conference was held last Thursday and Friday in Baltimore. This year it was co-hosted by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy (University of Baltimore), the Institute for Governmental Service (University of Maryland), and the Institute for Public Administration (University of Delaware). Others attending from the
The North Carolina Center for Voter Education honored John Sanders last week with the 2013 Robert Morgan Service Award. The award is named for Robert Morgan, a distinguished public servant who served as North Carolina’s Attorney General and then as one of its US Senators. This award was a part of the Spectrum of Democracy
Last Wednesday night Jim Drennan received the Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award at a joint dinner of the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association held at the Angus Barn Pavilion in Raleigh. The award “is presented annually to an individual or organization whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism
Last Thursday evening we had a wonderful event at the School to celebrate the completion of our fundraising campaign to create a distinguished professorship honoring Governor Holshouser. We have raised more than $365,000 and the General Assembly’s Distinguished Professorship Matching Program will provide another $167,000 to create the James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professorship. Chancellor
It is no surprise to me that the University regularly looks to the School for evidence of outstanding accomplishments by staff and faculty. We have great people who are doing great things.
The culture of our Publications Division has been moving in a very positive direction for some time. The most recent evidence is the Division’s annual report, which Katrina Hunt emailed to everyone a couple of weeks ago. I encourage you to check it out.
Many things will be written in the coming days about President Friday’s impact on the University and on North Carolina. Few people have combined such a common touch with an uncommon talent. The breadth and depth of his influence is difficult to fully comprehend, partly because so much of his work happened behind the scenes.